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Wait Wait Fashion Week

Our panelists test their knowledge of cutting-edge couture.

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CARL KASELL, host: From NPR and WBEZ-Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT...DON'T TELL ME!, the NPR News quiz. I'm Carl Kasell. We're playing this week with Brian Babylon, Tom Bodett and Roxanne Roberts. And here again is your host, at the Clews Memorial Hall in Indianapolis, Peter Sagal.

PETER SAGAL, host: Thank you, Carl.

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SAGAL: In just a minute, Carl does his best to help out the struggling Indianapolis Colts by playing middle Rhymebacker.

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SAGAL: In the Listener Limerick Challenge. If you'd like to play, give us a call at 1-888-Wait-Wait, that's 1-888-924-8924. Right now, thought, panel, it's time for a game we're calling?

KASELL: Work it, girl.

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SAGAL: We don't often talk about the world of high fashion and good looking people on the show, because they say, "write what you know." But now we're going to ask you each about a hot fashion trend. Get it right, you each get a point. Here we go. Roxanne, the first one's for you.

You know models, they must have - fashion models, they've got to have long legs, flat tummies, razor sharp cheekbones, but fashion directors are looking for something extra in the models they use these days. What? A: Really gorgeous earlobes? B: Very sexy armpits? Or C: A generous heart? Just kidding, it's one of the other ones.

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ROXANNE ROBERTS: I'm going to go for the armpit.

SAGAL: You're right.

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SAGAL: Says an unnamed modeling insider quoted, or more likely just made up by London's Daily Mail. "There's a definite trend of armpit posing at the moment."

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SAGAL: All right, Tom, next one for you. According to the New York Times, some women believe they will look better if they do what? A: Get their teeth crooked? B: Get their eyes crossed? C: Get their friends fattened?

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TOM BODETT: The third one might work.

SAGAL: Yeah.

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BODETT: The first one actually sounds kind of crazy enough. I think - you know, I think it is crooked teeth. I think it makes them look endearing.

SAGAL: You're right.

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BODETT: Yeah.

SAGAL: I don't know if you're right in that it makes them look endearing. But you're right, it's crooked teeth.

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SAGAL: The Times says women in Japan are paying dentists to get artificial plastic crowns that make their teeth look crooked.

BRIAN BABYLON: Well, you know, you have Laura Hutton, you had - who was the Frenchy lady?

SAGAL: The Frenchy lady?

BABYLON: She was French.

BODETT: Yeah, yeah, one of them French...

BABYLON: Bridget Bardot. Weren't her teeth kind of tweaky?

ROBERTS: She was a little overbitey.

SAGAL: I never once looked at her teeth.

BABYLON: Oh, Peter.

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SAGAL: Brian, this last one's for you. A new clothing line from designer Spencer Richardson stands out from the rest. Why? A: Each garment comes doused in a pungent scent, such as industrial waste or fish? B: The sweaters have little bullet holes and blood splatter to make it look like you've been shot? Or C: He insists everyone else can see the clothes, it's just that you can't?

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BABYLON: What was the first one?

SAGAL: The first one is each garment comes not only with a specific look but a specific scent, very powerful ones, like industrial waste, fish.

BABYLON: Yeah, it's the first one.

SAGAL: Really?

BABYLON: Nah. I'm going to go with...

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BABYLON: I was joking around. No, this is that new urban street wear to make it more realistic. You can pretend you're a rapper. I'm going to go with the second one.

SAGAL: Yeah, bullet holes.

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BABYLON: Yeah. You can have...

SAGAL: They're cute.

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BABYLON: ...50 Cent's lifestyle.

SAGAL: They're cute until someone shoots you for wearing such a dumb sweater and the EMT can't figure out which ones are real.

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SAGAL: That does it for Fashion Week at WAIT WAIT, or as Carl says?

KASELL: One minute you're in, and the next you're out.

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