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.

2 comments:

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.