sample-size fembot


Senior Member

Je ne comprends pas du tout du tout ce que viennent faire les "fembots" (gynoïdes, robots d'apparence féminine) dans les magasins de la Rodeo Drive à Beverly Hills dans ce passage:
It’s pricey and pretentious, but no trip to LA would be complete without a saunter along Rodeo Dr, the famous three-block ribbon of style where sample-size fembots browse for Escada and Prada.

à moins qu'il s'agisse d'une métaphore? je ne vois non plus en quoi on peut rapporter le "sample-size" (échantillonnage?) à ce "fembots"....

Merci d'avance de votre aide précieuse!
  • lucas-sp

    Senior Member
    English - Californian
    Nope. It's the shoppers who are being compared to fembots (compare to the phrase "Stepford wives/Stepford shoppers"). Perhaps this is because, thanks to the LA traditions of aggressive dieting, gym-going, and plastic surgery, the women look like they've been assembled in a factory.

    "Sample-size" probably means that they can wear expensive couture in the sample sizes. They are, that is, of the same body type as the models and actresses for whom those garments are designed.