Basically, I have no real connection to the fashion world. The closest thing I can think of is a friend of a friend who is currently blogging New York's fashion week. Fashion plays no part in my life at all. If somebody was dumb enough to get me on What Not To Wear, I would certainly refuse the trip. Five thousand dollars to be spent on clothing in NYC isn't a prize, it's a sentence!
So why the attraction to this 'otherworld'? I've thought about this quite a bit and have it boiled down to one thing: it's the observation of people who are creative and are passionate about their craft. That annoying designer may at first give off nothing but "it's all about me" vibes, but he's there for a reason. People are devoting their lives to this stuff and while some of their output might seem laughable, the process of creation is what it's all about... for me, anyway.