Paris designers put their new clown fashions on parade
to show the world how très chic clown clothing can be made.
Crème de la crème celebrities are sure to make the scene,
not so much for what they’ll see as to be sure they are seen.
Photographers will be legion; Funny Wear Daily will
print the very latest snaps of upscale clown apparel.
Wigs are huge, pants are baggy, floppy shoes flap in the air.
Paris hails a great success, but not one real clown is there.
Hard-working clowns have no time for haute couture frippery;
they’re out in circuses and malls amusing you and me.
Yet Paris is undaunted, each year brings a new revue;
and if you’re easily led they will make a clown of you.