A few stories gracing recent headlines have exemplified the impact that food has on the fashion world. From inspiring shoe designs to serving as the material for a famous dress now on display, food is making its way onto our bodies and no longer just into our stomachs.
• Lady Gaga’s Meat Dress Rocks the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: The acclaimed dress made of raw meat that Lady Gaga wore to the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards has been preserved and is now on display at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. The preservation process was done over the period of a few months by a taxidermist who worked to dry out the meat and make it suitable for an exhibit.
• Pickle Print Flip Flops: Nicole Polizzi, better known as Snooki from The Jersey Shore, is working with the shoe company MeyeWorld to create a line of flip flops and wedge sandals. Though the line has yet to debut, one particular style featuring a pickle print pays homage to one of her favorite things — aside from a tan and a Bumpit.
• Alaïa vs. Lagerfeld: In a recent interview with Virgine Magazine, famed fashion designer Azzedine Alaïa expressed his distaste for designer Karl Lagerfeld’s “fashion, his spirit, his attitude.” Alaïa goes on to explain that while he does not mean to say that Lagerfeld is not great, he believes the way Lagerfeld does photography one day and then films a commercial for Coca-Cola (or more recently Magnum ice cream) the next is not the best example for young stylists hoping to make their way into the industry.
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