Is it a dress? Is it a jacket? No, it’s a Crime of Fashion…


I wasn’t sure whether to file this under "dresses" or "outerwear". That’s the kind of decision that should always be an easy one, really, shouldn’t it? Not when Comme des Garcons are at the wheel, though: they’re all about the ambiguity, and have created this "ingenious" little garment, which totally defies categorization. Which is why I’ve filed it under "Crimes of Fashion" and left it at that.

This garment makes me imagine all kinds of delicious scenarios, though, in much the same way that Clothes That Are Stuck Together do. Picture it:

"Can I take your… half jacket?"

"No, thank you: my half-jacket is actually attached to my half-dress."

"Oh. Right. And… why is that, exactly?"

"Oh, it’s fashion, you know. And also: art."

"Riiiight" *backs away slowly, looking scared*

Seriously, though, what the hell happened here, Comme des Garcons? And while we’re on the subject, what makes you think we’ll be paying £469 to wear this?

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  • January 25, 2008


    This reminds me of those oh-so-imaginative people at Halloween that destroy clothes in order to make them half-and-half… e.g.
    Creepy huh? I’d also feel like I was lopsided with this drecket (dress/jacket).

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  • January 25, 2008


    That man/woman picture is creepy..
    The least that this designer could have done is make it look less of a straight half and half and perhaps merged the jacket in more subtly with the dress. Maybe it would have worked better as a shirt.

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  • January 25, 2008


    Oh. My. God.

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