At Jezebel, Latoya Peterson has a great takedown of Bill Maher’s But I’m Not Wrong, which aired on HBO last weekend. During his show, Maher staged a “Muslim Dior” fashion show, and Latoya quotes yours truly about the ridiculousness of all this (not to mention the horrific copyright infringement–Dior should sue!):
Maher opens his bit by expressing shock over a newspaper article reporting that Saudi Arabia has had its first fashion show. He then bases the rest of his routine on lampooning the abaya, featuring white models in bare feet and shortened coverings who twirl around the stage as Maher lobs barbs at Islam in the style of a fashion announcer, conflating specific regions, Islam at large, and Saudi Arabia into one huge Orientalist mass of fail.