J.P.: The fashion industry has been behind every major political assassination over the last 200 years. And behind every hit, a card-carrying male model.
Matilda: Okay, that's impossible.
J.P.: Oh, yeah? Listen and learn, sweetness. Abe Lincoln wanted to abolish slavery, right? But who do you think made the powdered wigs and colored leg stockings worn by our country's early leaders?
J.P.: Slaves, Derek.
J.P.: And without their free labor, prices on such items would have gone up tenfold. So the powers that be hired John Wilkes Booth, the original model/actor, to do Mr. Lincoln in. I'll go on. Dallas, Texas, 1963. Kennedy had just put a trade embargo on Cuba, ostensibly halting the shipment of Cuban-manufactured sansabelt slacks. Incredibly popular item at the time.
Matilda: Lee Harvey Oswald was not a male model.
J.P.: You're goddamn right he wasn't. But those two lookers who kept Kennedy from the grassy knoll sure as shit were.
J.P. explains to Matilda and Derek how the fashion industry has been involved in major political assassinations.