J. Mendel's spring 2013 collection is full of luxe separates:...

J. Mendel's spring 2013 collection is full of luxe separates: fur vests, tulle skirts, crepe tees at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Theatre at Lincoln Center. (Sept. 11, 2013) Credit: Getty Images

My morning coffee was interrupted by a sour taste as I flipped through Newsday and saw emaciated young women in what fashion moguls feel are the greatest creations since the invention of the cotton gin.

Reading this full-color centerfold, I can only feel discomfort to assume these poor creatures were taken out of their hospital beds, dressed in outlandish costumes and sent out cavorting on a runway.

Sonny Sciarrone, Miller Place

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