Last Friday, someone on the internet noticed that the model at the top of J.Crew's women's shoe page online looked like she had really hairy legs. Initially folks thought that it was a photoshop prank. But how very un-J.Crew! The real reason was that the model was simply wearing a pair of the brand's lace tights ($22.50) that, in the "fawn" color, ended up making their models' legs look more hairy than haute. Or, like an actual fawn's legs.
The weekend was enough time for the "J.Crew Hairy Leg Tights" to become something of an internet meme and today the Daily Mail is reporting the story with the headline, "Somebody get the girl a razor! Trendy tights that appear to make legs look HAIRY take internet by storm!"
So, in what seems to be an effort to quell the "internet storm" that has been brewing over the tights, J.Crew has switched out the lace tights in "fawn" for a pair of black patterned tights that are, unquestionably, tights.
J.Crew is still selling the lace tights, in "fawn," and, they are still the pair that appear on the model in their accessories section.
Would you wear them?