Every year I go to The Blonds‘ show thinking that it couldn’t possibly get any crazier than the year before, but I’m always wrong. This year they really upped the ante because the guest of honor was none other than Lil’ Kim.
After everyone was firmly placed in their seats, a row of bodyguards appeared around the door, the audience’s necks craned to see what was happening, and then in strutted Lil’ Kim in a nude bejeweled top with white gorilla sleeves and a white pencil skirt. Thankfully, she was seated directly across the runway from me, so I got a perfect visual on her expression as the sexy male models walked by. She looked impressed.
As for those male models, it was the first season The Blonds incorporated menswear into their show, and to be perfectly frank, those boys were way too covered up to fit in to a The Blonds show. The women’s option were mostly teensy leotards smothered in rhinestones, while the men had pants and cut-away tank tops. If an attendee can wear nothing but pasties and a thong, I expect to see a something a little more exciting on the runway for men.
Conversely, the womenswear was better than ever. While clothing from The Blonds is always over-the-top, the offerings for fall seemed a bit more grounded in reality than usual, like something a regular girl would consider wearing for a crazy night out. (If she could afford it.) Each model wore a motorcycle helmet with a blond ponytail coming out of the top to complete her look. “Live Fast Die Blond” was emblazoned on the back of a motorcycle jacket, proving that blond isn’t just a hair color, it’s a way of life. Duh!