This post first appeared on The Shmooze blog at the Forward.
SNL’s Seth Meyers knows fashionable people take risks, so that’s just what he did as host of the Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards on Monday evening. The funny man’s risk taking fell into two categories — comedy and clothes modeling — and surprisingly, he did better in the latter.
A dig he made at former Dior designer John Galliano toward the beginning of his opening remarks reportedly fell a bit flat. “As a comedian, I have to say that this gig is a dream come true, because you know what they say about the world of high fashion: It’s just a bunch of easygoing, laid-back people who love to laugh at themselves. You could even say that fashion and comedy go together like bar mitzvahs and Galliano” he quipped. “No one in this room got where they were without taking a risk. I just took one, and I think we can all agree I shouldn’t have. That joke went so badly I’m going to get fired from Dior.”
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