The week’s most exciting, surprising, and bizarre moments in fashion brought to you in delectable bite-sized portions. Bon appétit!
Something Old, Something New, and Something Really, Really Hairy
Those of you who’ve been dreaming of a wookie-themed wedding but haven’t been sure how to execute it will be very happy about this: a Liverpool designer has created a wedding dress made entirely out of hair extensions. Well, almost entirely; it’s got some crystals and underskirts mixed up in there, too. As you might expect, looking like a psychedelic wookie doesn’t come cheap: the dress is valued at approximately $79,000 and it weighs 209 pounds. Small price to pay for making your interstellar monster dreams come true. (Via Fashion Etc. )
Is There Room for Plus-Size Male Models in Fashion?
New York magazine posed an interesting question this week: where are all the plus-size male models? One agent says it’s unlikely we will ever see plump male models gracing the covers of magazines or strutting on the runway the way plus-size female models are now, because unlike plus-size women, who can be sexy by virtue of their curves, men are objectively unsexy when sporting extra pudge: “The equivalent of curves on a man is a beer gut and love handles and that’s not sexy,” he said. The caveat: “Unless it’s the movie Hitch or something with Jack Black.” Which brings us full circle: where are the Jack Blacks and Kevin Jameses of fashion? ’Cuz we’d totally be into that. (Via Nymag.com )
Vintage Vogue Covers Remind Us How Uncool Things Are Now
Vogue has posted a collection of their old covers online and they sure are pretty. This one from November 1902 reminds us of that fun turn-of -the-century fad when looking like an illustration was all the rage. (Via Vogue )
H&M Assumes Versace Unveiling Will Bring Out the Worst in Humanity
Gearing up for the sort of mayhem that only discounted designer clothes can incite, H&M set ground rules for first-shoppers of the upcoming Versace collection. The first 280 to arrive at stores this weekend will be broken into fourteen groups of twenty and be allotted fifteen minutes to browse the women’s section. We expect to find rubble and scraps of neon safari print where the H&M stores once stood.
Jay-Z Realizes He’s the One Percent, Pulls Protest Shirt from Rocawear
In a not-very-well-thought-out show of support for the Occupy Wall Street movement, uber-rich one-percenter Jay-Z added a T-shirt that said “Occupy All Streets” to his clothing line, Rocawear. That was Friday. Saturday morning he realized he was rich and it was perhaps in poor taste to try and profit off the anti-capitalist movement—so he pulled it. The revelation may have had occurred when Mr. Z realized he’d just acquired a Swarovski crystal-encrusted bathtub for his unborn baby.