"We are on a mission to democratize style and fashion! We want our guests to know that they can bring style and fashion into their everyday lives!" declares John Remington, Target's vice president for special events, opening the company's catwalk show at Chelsea Piers, an occasion that has all the hallmarks—front-row scamming, gift-bag filching—of far tonier fashion events. The 600 reporters, editors, and industry executives in the audience, many of whom no doubt owe their high spirits to the preshow cocktail party, are more than happy to applaud Remington and the succession of models who follow upon his remarks, a troop of blank-eyed mannequins loping around a crimson, bull's-eye-shaped runway dressed in belly-baring T-shirts, baggy pants that unzip to become Bermudas, Heidi-sleeved peasant blouses, puffy vests, snakeskin-printed handkerchief-hemmed skirts, tiny denim jackets, cropped pants with embroidered hems, heinie-revealing short-shorts, and other versions of contemporary sportswear that fall somewhere between... More >>>