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September 15, 2004 01:13 AM

Broken: Isadora scarf

isadoraBrian Kelly writes:

From the catalog of women's clothier J.Jill: The Isadora scarf. Don't these people know what happened to Isadora Duncan? See this for the details, if necessary.


That is amazing--do you think someone named it that on purpose? I think so. Maybe as an homage to the actress? Very awesome.

Posted by: subliminalis at September 15, 2004 09:33 AM

Oh this is very broken :) Talk about bad product naming.

Posted by: Selcuk at September 15, 2004 11:45 AM

This is not broken this is "Marketing" the titilation of the macabre death is the very thing they are relying on to sell the scarf.

Posted by: Bluie at September 15, 2004 11:56 AM

Perhaps she is just well known for wearing scarves all of the time - the fact that she died because of one just emphasizes the fact that she was way into scarves.

Posted by: Eric at September 15, 2004 01:24 PM

there is slightly more to this than meets the eye.

Try googling for isadora scarf.

This is not isolated.

There is a 1940's ebay isadora scarf on ebay

and a tribute Swarovski brooch, which actually says it was a tribute to Isadora Duncan. Presumably the fact that the brooch is a scarf brooch, is a tribute to the fact that she wore them a lot, rather than a macabre reference to her death.


shitty blog markedup my hyperlinks after it told me i hadn't provided an email, and then when i gave my fake email, told me it didn't allow html. stupid thing. Now *that* is broken.

Posted by: matthew at September 15, 2004 02:59 PM

I wonder what happens when you click, "View on model." Yeeeesh.

Posted by: david at September 17, 2004 07:25 PM

I would think that the neck is broken not the scarf. I know this comment tasteless and off topic but really, what are the chances of someone wearing this in a Bugatti?

Posted by: steve at September 17, 2004 07:41 PM

The Isadora scarf started being called that during the lifetime of Isadora Duncan. :)

It might be a more clever marketing move to change the name to something less tragic, but if that were done, the marketers would lose sales from anyone searching on Isadora scarves. Dunno if that'd really make a change in profits these days, but I figure that has something to do with the lack of change.

Posted by: yada at September 21, 2004 03:19 PM

What's broken is the submitter assuming that we know who in the heck Isadora Duncan is and how she died, and if we don't know --instead of just telling us in the post-- he forces us to click on a link to go find out. It's like our punishment for being ignorant about dance history and someone who died almost 80 years ago. I understand that he's just trying to be credible by providing the link to a credible website, but at the same time, just tell us the info AND give us the credible website link just in case we want to check it out ourselves.

Posted by: Mark M at September 21, 2004 05:32 PM

While the reference is rather macabre, I really dont think that almost 80 years after she died it makes any diiference what they call their scarf. I mean how many women will wear one while seated in a 1927 wire-wheeled Bugatti roadster nowadays??

Posted by: Richard Crystal at November 9, 2004 01:03 PM

I guess I just won't take my Bugatti out while my wife wears hers. Alfred, fire up the Aston Martin, she's wearing the scarf today!

Posted by: JiI at July 13, 2005 03:27 PM

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