Wear or Die: Chanel V. Balenciaga

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You’re off out for the evening: you choose the venue, but make sure it’s a pretty swanky one, because for this night out, we’ve pulled out all the stops for you, getting hold of two designer outfits which you can have your pick of. There’s just one problem. The two outfits in question are this attractive denim ensemble from Chanel’s S/S 08 collection (which you may remember seeing on Keira Knightley earlier this week), and a dress from Balenciaga’s recent Resort collection which will make you look like a giant cartoon character.

Oh, and there’s one other problem. You have to wear one of them – or die. So, which is it going to be?

Wear or Die: The Rules

12 Comments

  • January 17, 2008

    Hannah

    Uurgh… that dress is god-awful… it makes that stick thin model look like a size 16 with that awful pink pattern – I think I’d rather go denim… would I be allowed pants though? Some nice black skinny jeans and a pair of funky geek glasses so I could look like I was deliberatly trying to look like Ugly Betty or something…

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  • January 17, 2008

    Whit

    I agree, the dress is too heinous to consider. I will take the denim and knowing the rules of wear or die would accessorize it with leg warmers and high heels and an ironically awful pair of glasses so i would look like i was trying to dress like a hipster.

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  • January 17, 2008

    marian

    balenciaga. comedic but still covered and i could rock it. leather jewelry, and a date with roger rabbit and i’d be all set. plus, i wouldn’t have to worry about lindsay lohan showing up in my outfit wearing leg warmers like i would in the denim.

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  • January 17, 2008

    gokarm

    Well, being a cartoonist myself, I’d think i’d pick the balenciaga except for that god awful black belt…if you’re gonna be silly, commit to the silliness, don’t add a black belt and declare it high fashion. But I LOVE Whit’s idea of adding leg warmers to the chanel piece o crap. Maybe a kicky little porkpie hat too.

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  • January 17, 2008

    pyro

    wow. that dress is quite possibly the ugliest thing i have ever seen. i would definitely have to go with the ugly denim stripper-thing, sadly.

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  • January 18, 2008

    Laura

    Chanel for sure. I’d put some silver leggings underneath

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  • January 18, 2008

    Honeybee

    The denim disaster. I’d choose a dimly-lit restaurant, make sure I get there well ahead of everyone else, avoid drinks like the plague (no going to the bathroom in this outfit) and then leave long after all the other diners.

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  • January 18, 2008

    Alessia

    I’d go for the dress – at least I wouldn’t feel like I’m out in my panties and be afraid of being arrested or something!

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  • January 18, 2008

    Polly

    Oh no, imagine looking like a size 16? *shudders*
    I’d have to go with the dress, if I am going to look ridiculous, I don’t want my knickers showing at the same time.

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  • January 18, 2008

    Arielle

    Wow. Those are both – amazing. My modesty says “go with the dress” while my fashion sense says the denim ensemble is not *quite* as fugly as the dress.
    Maybe I would just choose death.

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  • September 1, 2008

    fornetti

    I do not believe this

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  • August 15, 2010

    Spark

    Chanel. It’s flattering though inappropriate.

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