Wear or Die: Paris Fashion Week Edition

Maison_martin_margiela

Welcome to this week’s Wear or Die, folks, and before you ask, no, you may NOT choose to wear nylons over your face like these models. Because that would be cheating, wouldn’t it, and anyway, you’re going to want everyone to see you in your lovely new hot-off-the-Paris-catwalk duds, aren’t you? Well, OK, maybe not, but Wear or Die is the name of the game, and as that name suggests, your task is to choose one of these outfits to wear. If you don’t pick one? You die. And maybe you’ll want to, who knows…

Both of this week’s choices come from Maison Martin Margiela’s S/S 09 collection. Will you choose to wear the, er, hair suit on the left, though, or do you prefer the half suit/half naked body effect on the right? The choice is yours!

18 Comments

  • October 1, 2008

    Ricki

    This is funny cus it’s painfully disturbingly ugly..
    I just dont know what i would pick ..
    The ridicously “dark angel” meets crazy bird/horse with extremely shiny hair/fur
    Or the half “ice skating naked” (U know where its just sort of a panty hose fabric), half suit with the sleeve hanging next to my arm
    Guess I would chose .. The “dark horse/bird angel with shiny fur” outfit and just act like im a crazy fashion person (maybe on crack)
    /Ricki

    View Comment
  • October 1, 2008

    Panthera

    Bleeh, I freak out having others hair or fur near my body, so I guess I’m stuck with the half suit. Maybe if I add the small bowler hat and the clown shoes, I’ll be so over the top that I get away with it.
    Or I can go ice skating

    View Comment
  • October 1, 2008

    Steph

    The hairy-shouldered one. It makes me giggle – you could pretend you were Cousin It from the Addams Family…

    View Comment
  • October 1, 2008

    peachfish

    Die. I wouldn’t even wear these for halloween.

    View Comment
  • October 1, 2008

    E

    Is it just me or does the hairy one make you look like you’ve got three heads (two facing in)?
    But I’d probably rather have that than the two right arms the half naked one offers you.

    View Comment
  • October 1, 2008

    Am

    Well, as it has been so cold recently it would have to be the hairy one.
    But, then I might die of shame anyway, so just kill me already!

    View Comment
  • October 1, 2008

    net

    The half suit/ half naked one. Only because I hate wearing stuff with fur or hair on it, and because it wont matter how awful I look in it because I’d wear the blond wig and my face would be creepily covered with that weird mask thing. No one will recognize me…
    I won’t have to die!

    View Comment
  • October 1, 2008

    Janet C

    Hmmm, the choice appears to be between Cousin It from the Adam’s Family or Two Face from Batman. It seems that Cousin It always had more fun and was much less evil than Two Face, so I guess I’ll go for the Cousin It look. But can I have a flea collar to got with that?

    View Comment
  • October 1, 2008

    Kelly

    I guess I would choose the half-suit thing, and everywhere I went I’d sheepishly pretend to be on my way to a costume party, were I’m going as some kind of half-man thing. Somehow that makes more sense than pretending I’m going as some beast with huge hairy shoulders.

    View Comment
  • October 1, 2008

    Danielle

    The black hairy suit.. at least I could hide my face in it or take a nap and use it as a pillow.

    View Comment
  • October 1, 2008

    Anna

    I’d pick the one that’s not hairy because… it’s not hairy…

    View Comment
  • October 2, 2008

    Helen

    I actually really like both of these pieces as the idea of art that happens to be on someones body. Not as actual clothes meant to be worn though….
    As to the wear or die question, I think I could hide slightly better in the hairy angel.

    View Comment
  • October 2, 2008

    bookmole

    Hairy Outfit One. For warmth. Black books and a big black belt or tiny skirt, hat with a veil. Sorted.

    View Comment
  • October 2, 2008

    gokarm

    I am curious…aren’t fashion shows meant to hearken to SOME semblence of fashion? I mean, I get theatrics, I get the game, but these aren’t fashion, they’re not even particularly difficult to excecute…A cheap looking suit on one side and a nylon body suit on the other…BRILLIANT! AND SO AVANTE GARDE! W.t.f. It seems to me the most interesting thing about these outfits is the headpiece. I dunno…very disappointing to see how some people make their living. Oh, and I’d wear the hair suit, I prefer the grey skin. If I’m gonna look silly, I can at least be a little scary too.

    View Comment
  • October 2, 2008

    Rock Hyrax

    I’d choose the Sadako suit.

    View Comment
  • October 2, 2008

    Zoe

    Eh. Death? The first one looks like death incarnate, anyway. By the way, it looks like the pantyhose-over-the-face is an integral part of the outfit, which may or may not come as a relief.
    The first reminds me too much of The Ring, so best be the scary clown. *Sad Pierrot face*

    View Comment
  • October 9, 2008

    PrettyPorcupine

    Wait a sec–the designer ripped the hair idea off of Chris, the wonderful (and unappreciated) gay designer on last season’s Project Runway. He came up with that idea and used the hair gorgeously, it worked as a beautiful alternative to fur. I certainly hope they gave him some credit, although I doubt it. In any case, this use isn’t nearly as imaginative or eye-catching as his was.

    View Comment
  • October 27, 2008

    Victoria

    they’re not really meant to be worn though.. i’m assuming this is for a haute couture show, not a pret a porter one (which means ready to wear as most of you may already know). if you look at outfits like this in the context of picking something to wear, this detracts from their meaning. they’re supposed to be avant garde pieces that evoke atmosphere or a character. they’re more of artistic expressions (like a wearable sculpture if you will) than functional pieces.

    View Comment