Part of me thinks this is an awesome idea, while the other part of me wants to vomit. But hey..old people
have to be fashionable too, I mean, just look at Joan Rivers!
One after the other, the models strutted across the stage to bouncy ’80s dance tunes, all showing off designs of the same article of clothing — adult diapers.
Japan has one of the world’s most rapidly aging societies, and the fashion show Thursday proved the country’s diaper producers are intent on keeping the elderly clean and dry.
“Diapers are something that people don’t want to look at,” said Kiyoko Hamada of the Aging Lifestyle Research Center, a leading organizer of the show.
“But if you make them attractive, then people can learn about them more easily,” she said.
A survey by The Nikkei, Japan’s leading business newspaper, showed sales of adult diapers have more than doubled over the past decade, reaching an estimated $500 million this year.
Speakers blared oldie hits such as “Relax” by Frankie Goes to Hollywood as models jaunted on the stage with diapers pulled on over black tights. (AP)