Designer Gareth Pugh really is wonderful because he makes really messed-up things for ladies to wear, hence why you see the Space Vampire Rihanna putting that business on. But the biggest problem in fashion (of fashion’s eight biggest problems) today-designers who make great crazy things for women but can’t figure out what to do with men-is his huge stumbling block. Let us take a tour of the floor of Barneys, and we will tell you how much it costs to dress up as a really gay guy from the future next Halloween.
So, this is an outfit for a man, yes.
Fortunately mannequins don’t have buttcrack, but YOU DO.
How much will this cost you?
Neck thing: $190
That bolero “tuxedo” jacket: $2020.
Elastic slit body thingy: $595
Shoes: Oh my God, who knows, because, Jesus.
And if you want the shiny vest in a way-overly-long jacket size? It’ll cost you $3,495.00.
Gareth! WE LIKE YOU. But what is the big idea here?
Here is a garment that should not exist at this place and time, and I know this just sounds like internalized homophobia, but I swear it’s not, because I respect the queeny and the swish, but even this mannequin is limpwristed.
How much? “Stretch jersey tank in optical illusion print with longer hem in rear. Available in Black/White. Imported. Rayon. Dry clean. $515.00″