Clothing for the Emancipated Man
Back in 1968, fashion designer Michael La Mendola put on a show of clothes for the "emancipated man." Forty-four years later, his styles still seem ahead of their time. See more (poorly scanned) pics of La Mendola's lineup
Posted By: Alex -
Tue Jul 03, 2012
More weirdness from the WU archive:
Gianangelli's metal bathing suits, aka "lunar fashion" — 1968
Sunglasses for Chickens, 1937
Ancient Minoan culture illustrated with Barbie dolls
It's obvious where Ben Stiller got inspiration for that "Zoolander" story. That guy in the bottom picture almost resembles Stiller now that I look a little closer...
Posted by KDP in Madill, OK on 07/03/12 at 11:48 AM
Posted by TheCannyScot in Atlanta, GA on 07/03/12 at 01:42 PM
OK, Scot. I'll concede a point about the actual plot. The look of vacancy on the faces and the clothes of questionable taste are more to the point I wanted to make.
Posted by KDP in Madill, OK on 07/03/12 at 02:52 PM
KDP, that wasn't a comment on your post. It was me saying that there ain't a gun big enough to get me to dress like that. The Zoolander thing works just fine. Although the taste isn't "questionable". It's out-and-out awful.
Posted by TheCannyScot in Atlanta, GA on 07/03/12 at 06:17 PM
OMG, the horror!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 07/03/12 at 07:40 PM
The plunging neck line allowing full ocular satisfaction of the manliness of the chest area does seem to be a bit rash.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 07/03/12 at 11:22 PM
You just know that bottom guy is thinking, "How bad do I want to be a model?".
Posted by Cindy in Evansville, IN. on 07/05/12 at 03:37 PM
Mmm ! That took a lot of cheek, but Jourdan was more than up to the challenge, and wrote a small masterpiece in reply that builds to a tragic and funny punchline.
Posted by CocoKitten in Australia on 07/16/12 at 07:03 AM
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