Thursday, April 28, 2011

You were expecting...?

From The Feed:

In a fashion statement only the French would make, a Parisian designer is selling a $1,395 tank top made to look like a tattered American flag marred by cigarette-burn holes and held together by safety pins. And it’s turning into one of spring’s hottest sellers.

The top, part of Balmain’s spring collection, sold out in minutes on luxury-fashion Web site Net-a-Porter.

Forever 21 and Topshop designed knockoffs of the protest-chic tank, which model Gisele Bundchen wore in a Chinese Vogue spread. But neither tear up Old Glory as much as Balmain’s original, designed by Christophe DeCarnin, who recently left the fashion house after reportedly checking into a mental hospital for exhaustion and depression. .

Two intitial thoughts: 1) Frankly, we'd be a little worried if the French weren't pulling something asinine like this, and 2) just one more reason to hate Tom Brady.


SarahB said...

Love that the flag is backwards. But I'm not bothered by the knock-offs...with the flag going the right way and without the burn holes, they look like vintage flag designs folks might wear to a Tea Party.

drozz said...

those burn holes might look like bullet holes. violent imagery like this can only lead to more violence. it's bush's fault.