Yesterday’s DSquared2 show (which the designers described to the AFP as “James Dean flying in his little plane over the Bermuda Triangle… he crashes down and lands on this beautiful paradise”) may have been the best thing to happen during fashion week, like, ever. And we aren’t ones to exaggerate.
Allow us to set the scene: There are handsome boys. In tighty whities. Bathing. In a waterfall. On the runway. Like the Rainforest Cafe minus the chewy mozzarella sticks and animatronic gorillas. We’ll just let that visual sink in for a moment.
Suddenly, one handsome boy hands another handsome boy some geek-chic glasses and a tiny towel. He pats himself dry (because we weren’t there to volunteer) and proceeds down through the audience, which by this time needs some tiny towels of its own to dab the beads of sweat forming on the Botoxed brows of its attendees.
For those who’d managed not to faint out of their seats by the time the remaining underpants boys strut their stuff about 10 minutes in, DSquared2 offered up one last delightful surprise: Brad Goreski‘s model doppelgänger wearing a grass hula skirt over jeans, a tuxedo jacket, and a macaw–which is not the latest man purse #menswear is trying to make happen. It’s just an awesome, giant parrot.
Watch the video below to experience the pure elation for yourself.