I can't read the article since I don't have a subscription to WWD but I found the title itself quite intriguing. I now will present to you what one would assume the article was about...
As the title preludes, fashion is indeed a living species.
Legend has it that this species, known as fashion beasts, are a half human half lion hybrid.
They are raised to learn the difference between the mode (fashionable) and the demode (unfashionable).
In their pubescent years they scour the streets to prey upon the demode ones in order to keep the delicate fashion ecosystem balanced.
In adulthood, they move from the streets to the runways.
But why are fashion beasts becoming endangered?
Sadly, the fashion beast community has been threatened by imposters. These imposters seek the elite status of true fashion beasts. This has resulted in innocent fashion beasts slaughtered by their imposters.
A lion wearing a wig= not a fashion beast
A girl wearing a lion head= not a fashion beast. And absolutely no true fashion beast would be caught dead wearing a tiny top hat.
Due to the decreasing number of fashion beasts, the demode population is running rampant with no one to stop them.
Something has to be done to keep balance in the fashion ecosystem. I don't think I can handle seeing any more assless glitter pants.
On another note, if there is anyone who was actually able to read the article "Is Fashion An Endangered Species?" I would love to know how close my post was to the article.