The fashion world appears to be a dog eat dog, every man/woman for himself world where each person sincerely believes they are better looking, have more attractive qualities and characteristics and can therefore achieve more than the next person. Yet, nobody really seems to quite ‘make it’ Looking in from the outside, this is a glamorous world any human being walking the face of the earth and up to date with current affairs would like to belong to, or at least be affiliated with in some way or the other, either as a consumer or an employee. Considering this decades’s death of fashion icons, one can’t help but wonder if it is really worth all the hype. Is it that the fashion world is so consuming that it not only sucks you in, it drains you of all you have and are or hope to be? Famous names like Vidal Sassoon who passed away this year at the age of 84, Alexander McQueen who supposedly hanged himself in February 2010 and Yves Saint Lauren who died of a brain tumor back in 2008, Andre Kim who was killed in August 2010 and Sylvie Cachay who was strangled in December 2010 make you stop and think what really becomes of men/women after they have realized the supposed dream? Save for Vidal Sassoon and Yves Saint Lauren who died of natural causes at ripe old ages, this decade’s death of fashion icons can almost be attributed solely to eccentricities in human nature. The only possible beneficiaries from such excesses are funeral parlors and casket makers and as long as the fashion industry is as decadent as it is right now, there will always be business for the casket maker with a fine touch and some flair for style and design.