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You hate low-rise pants. You would never go commando. You have no clue who Andre Leon Talley is. And you would rather wear Crocs than a mink coat. Congrats! When it comes to these style issues, you align with most Americans.
In a new poll from Vanity Fair and 60 Minutes, women and men answered fashion-related questions on everything from who they would least want to hear a wardrobe critique from (hint: Joan Rivers was not No. 1) to how much their current outfit cost (we had no idea you all were so thrifty!). Here are some of the stats – how do you compare?
Andre who? According to the poll, 72 percent of Americans have no clue who Andre Leon Talley is (he’s a fashion editor, most noted for his work at Vogue). Nine percent knew his profession, while 8 percent thought he was a 16th century French explorer and another 3 percent were pretty sure he was a famous lion tamer.
Clothes appeal: The biggest taste-maker in fashion? What you see in stores, according to 41 percent of those polled, with friends (18 percent), magazines (7 percent), parents (6 percent), TV ads and celebrities (both 4 percent) and none of the above (20 percent) rounding out the category.
Low down dirty shame: The fashion trend we want to say “buh-bye” to most? Low-hanging jeans (64 precent), with Uggs, fake glasses, clogs, harem pants, leggings, and baseball caps all ranking in the single digits percent-wise.
Fashion police: The poll shows 32 percent of Americans don’t want to be judged on their outfits by their spouse or significant other, followed by Joan Rivers, Mom, Anna Wintour and Tim Gunn, respectively.
Would you rather? So, guys: ascot or a fanny pack? Ascot wins. Ladies: mink coat or Crocs? You’re opting for the rubber footwear. Men and women: underwear or no underwear? Nearly 40 percent say they would never go commando, 35 percent have no idea what “going commando” means, 13 percent will head out sans undies on occasion, 7 percent are always living free and 5 percent skip the underwear once a week.
Sale savvy: This one has us scratching our heads, but the poll shows just 10 percent of respondents say their current outfit cost more than $100, with nearly 50 percent of claiming their ensemble is worth between $10 and $50. Are they shoeless? Topless? No jewelry at all? Well, they’re obviously going commando, at the very least.
For more survey results, visit Vanity Fair.