Wear or Die: Buenos Aires Fashion Week edition

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  It may not be quite as well known as the New York/London/Paris/Milan events, but Buenos Aires has a Fashion Week too, and it's to Buebos Aires that we take you now, to ask the all-important question: if you had to wear one of the two outfits shown above – or die – which outfit would you choose?

You know the rules by now: you must wear the outfit as it's shown, and you must wear it in public. Or, you must die. Obviously no one would want to die over a silly old acorn/insect dress (would they?) so tell us: which option would you choose?

34 Comments

  • March 4, 2009

    Tsya Gita

    A looks like a Goose
    B look like a Clam Shell.
    I’d rather die.

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  • March 4, 2009

    Veronika

    wow. this one’s really hard. they both look SO horrid! I guess I would choose A, the acorn dress, because at least I could move both my arms (right??). but I hate the thights, I prefer the grey ones. also have you noticed how BOTH the models have the same unhappy expression? no wonder, right?

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  • March 4, 2009

    Ems

    Not choosing to die, I’d pick A. But that would only be faced with death.

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  • March 4, 2009

    Marianne

    Option B. I think that ruffle would go farther toward hiding my face when I appear in public while being eaten by a giant oyster. I realize it’s concept-fashion, but how does this translate to a street-wearable look?

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  • March 4, 2009

    peachfish

    I would have to go with A:
    1. I’m pale, so I fade away into non-existence when wearing beige clothes. I might be able to wear this without anyone noticing I was even in there.
    2. B, the taco dress, looks really stiff and hard to sit in, while A seems to come with its own padding. Also, I like to be able to use both of my arms, and B makes that look impossible.

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  • March 4, 2009

    Merges

    I guess if I HAD to choose one option, It’d have to be A, since I think fitting through doorways might be a good idea!

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  • March 4, 2009

    gokarm

    I’d wear B. I like the colors better and a little more eye-catching and creative. Ruffles have been done. Attack of the Monster Oyster chic? Not so much. Very “B-Movie”, I love it 😀 I’d say I was promoting a new Ed Wood documentary.

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  • March 4, 2009

    Manu

    Oh God… this is one of those moments when I am ashamed of being Argentinian… I apologize to the international fashion community on behalf of my country and authorize The Fashion Police to take this terrorist to Guantanamo.
    I would be tempted to die, but instead I think I would choose A.
    P/S: please tell me who this criminal is so I make sure I’ll never buy one of his/her costumes.

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  • March 4, 2009

    Aly

    I think I would pick A…. I do love ruffles?

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  • March 4, 2009

    Theresa

    I don’t think I want to look like a dead bush or a seashell/taco. I’m going with death.

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  • March 4, 2009

    Evelyn

    Fit me for the coffin.

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  • March 4, 2009

    Celeste

    I’m going with B. The lack of two arms concerned me, but not so much as being a pile of beige ruffles. So I’ve decided to “Go big or go home” which might be what that fashion designer was thinking.

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  • March 4, 2009

    Kate

    Suppose it’ll be A, and I’ll market myself as giant loofah.

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  • March 4, 2009

    M

    I think I’d go with the clam shell, and just tell everyone I’m happy as a clam. 😀

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  • March 4, 2009

    chocoholic

    I’d wear A – Attacked by the ruffle monster. It looks slightly more comfortable than being eaten by a giant clam.

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  • March 4, 2009

    b.

    B. Only because it’s slightly longer.

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  • March 5, 2009

    Telcontar Rulz

    A for me. I’d rather look like a walking mille-feuille than be trapped inside a clam.

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  • March 5, 2009

    Yo

    I’d wear either if it was Halloween, then I’d win the costume contest for sure!

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  • March 5, 2009

    Sophie

    Goodbye cruel world.

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  • March 5, 2009

    kevie

    I like the one that looks like a REALLY moldy sandwich.

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  • March 5, 2009

    Luve

    Ooh… I’m sorry but I quite like option A. *hides quickly*

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  • March 5, 2009

    Rock Hyrax

    B because at least the material’s quite nice, and I won’t be getting any Nora Batty comments about the tights…

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  • March 5, 2009

    Vesi

    B because I could move my arms and get drunk fast so I wouldn’t care

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  • March 5, 2009

    Vesi

    oops I ment A

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  • March 5, 2009

    mafa

    My Buenos aires querido.
    Death cannot be that bad.

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  • March 5, 2009

    Becky

    i know this will make me sound insane, but i’d almost be excited to wear option a. it would look ridiculous, but i think it would feel kinda cool -like a big pillow. showing the leg would keep it from being to over the top ( i know, i can’t believe i’m saying this) ..but with some floofy, teased hair and glamourous make-up….it would be kinda fun to prance around town in!

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  • March 5, 2009

    Lea

    I pick A. It actually resembles to one of traditional carneval mascots called Kurent from my country (I’m from Slovenia).

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  • March 5, 2009

    Lea

    *mask

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  • March 5, 2009

    Meg S.

    I think I’ll go for A.
    And then sit near the bushes. I’ll blend in perfectly.

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  • March 6, 2009

    Panthera

    I’d wear A, it’s hideous, but I have both my arms, and after having been up the whole night, it looks like the better option to fall asleep in.
    (My brain doesn’t function that well at 7 am it seems)

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  • March 10, 2009

    A

    Why…

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  • May 9, 2009

    Alma

    Oh my.
    I would go for Option A.
    It looks kind of funny, the other one is a failed attempt at making mussels fashionable.

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  • May 13, 2009

    bexx

    easy.
    i pick die.
    i wouldnt be caught dead in either one of these. Who designed these… things? (i dont want to call them dresses)

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  • March 8, 2010

    Flux

    is it just me , or does option B look like an over aged taco? *flinch*
    I think I’ll go for ‘die’.

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