Anyway, back to this week's storyline. Clair is going to take Cliff out to dinner to celebrate the anniversary of the night that he proposed to her. This becomes a Smooth Contest to see which of them will dress the smoothest. (Their adjective, not mine.) Only a fool would enter any sort of fashion competition against Mrs. Huxtable, but the good doctor gets an unexpected windfall when his wife breaks her toe, forcing her to walk with a cane and abandon the new shoes she had intended to wear. Will she be able to overcome this handicap and impress the judges? The judges, bear in mind, are her children. And us, I suppose. (The IMDb tells us that three guest stars this week played various coworkers of Clair's, meaning there was a scene showing the repercussions of her stubborn need to go into the office without any sort of walking aid. I bet there were some great power suits happening, but I have no way of corroborating that assumption.)
This is his "well-meaning and unintentionally wise" face.
That bag is kind of big for just one pair of shoes, lady. I hope you recycle.
It's not an unfair screencap. It looks that big in all of them.
She has a second outfit, but I'll build suspense by saving her showdown with Cliff until the end of the entry.
A repeat for him is a reprieve for me.
She was also the inspiration for Emo Llama.
This is the first shot I've had to censor. I didn't want to ruin the surprise.
What's the deal with all that teal?
Better than tiger blood. Definitely winning.
So much trying, so little succeeding.
An affront even from the back.
Since she's there, we'll stop to look at Rudy just long enough to notice that she is better dressed than Vanessa. But enough of this amateur hour nonsense. We're having us a good, old-fashioned walk-off.
We have different definitions of "smooth," it would appear.
If you're looking to for some shimmery, flowy duds of your own, you should check Haider Ackermann's Fall 2011 ready-to-wear line.
Models: Josephine Skriver (l), Ataui Deng (c), and Sigrid Agren (r) / Photos: Monica Feudi, feudiguaineri.com
The kids, of course, agreed. Duh.
I love the episodes centered on fashion. One of these days, I really do need to get in touch with Sarah Lemire (costume designer) and pick her brain. Anyhow, until next week, dears.