On the haute couture runway: Ankle smartphone holsters

Maison Margiela, the fashion house who made those let's-make-this-awkward camel-toe pumps, debuted ankle iPhone holsters recently on the Couture Fashion Week runway. Maybe they were going for the modern version of these?

Illustrating the perpetually-connected follower of the technological age, tech body clips in plastic are designed to hold electronic devices. They live-streamed close-ups of the look at which they were directed in real time during the Autumn-Winter 2018 ‘Artisanal’ show designed by @jgalliano. #maisonmargiela #artisanal #artisanalartistry

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A glimpse at the creative thinking behind our Autumn-Winter 2018 Artisanal Show designed by @jgalliano. He muses on the word 'cool' and shares his observations of Neo-Digital Natives and the influence of the digital landscape on him and his work. And how his memory of Faye Dunaway’s coral pink lipstick is propelled into the collection as a Techno Sorbet. ‘The Memory of... With John Galliano’ available on ITunes via the link in bio. #maisonmargiela #artisanal #artisanalartistry - Music arrangement by Jeremy Healy. Black Saturn, Nicholas Hill, Luciano Ugo Rossi, Glenn Herweijer; Ben Sumner. KPM Music When The Clock Stops, Nikky French. KPM Music Breakacuda, Benjamin Medcalf. Anger Music Circus Caravan MYMA. Justement Music Flight Remembered, Nicholas Hill, Glen Herweijer, Ben Sumner. KPM Music The Arrival, David James Caton, Harry Valentine. Anger Music Etude in e major, Frederic Chopin, Tolga Kashif, KPM Music Warhammer, Darren Mudge. Anger Music

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Star Wars clothing that's a cut above

Musterbrand's Star Wars line sports some amazing garments, like the Rebel and Vader capes, the Skywalker shoes, the Rey Sweater, the Sith coat, and the Skywalker jacket. Read the rest

Comics couture: a $1000 Gaultier jacket covered in comic-book pages

Jean-Paul Gaultier's "JPG" jacket is covered in scenes from a four-color, vintage horror comic. I can't tell if the comic is "real" (that is, if it was once a comic-book) or a simulacrum. Read the rest

$10,000 robot leggings

In 2009, Balenciaga rolled out "Transformer" leggings: made to order, from non-precious metals, at $100,000 per. Read the rest

Prada goes steampunk

Prada's fall 2012 menswear line is awfully steampunky -- modelled by Gary Oldman, Jamie Bell, Garrett Hedlund, and Willem Dafoe.

Prada Menswear Fall 2012 Ad Campaign

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A Special Necklace For Your Special Lady

Some say that a piece of jewelry can say "I love you." This says something kind of like that. Massachusetts-based multitalented artist Leah Piepgras has created a pearl necklace that is made of sterling silver and contains no pearls.

"A visual marker of chaos turned perfection through an act of beauty and lust."

Each one is handmade and is available in two sculpted variations. They aren't cheap but you don't expect to say "I love you" with a gift and spend only pocket change.

ProTip: When you hear me say "special lady" you should not be thinking about your mom. Only I can think about your mom when I say that. Read the rest