In college, we studied with a rich girl. She was in our art program, and bought Louis Vuitton bags to cut up or cover over, or half burn or part shred or whatever. She said it was a comment on consumerism but we thought a little differently: That she was a pretty 19-year-old showing off all the shit she could buy. We haven't seen her since, but yesterday in Paris, we did spot this: A new Colette art exhibit from the artist Comenius Roethlisberger, with giant chocolate blocks carved with designer logos. You'll notice the logos are white, and that's because they've been filled with a mix of powdered sugar and cocaine. We have to laugh because of how it could hold up in court: Drug laws versus artistic expression? Also: You think anyone will bust Colette for possession charges?
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Parisian Boutique Colette Is the Latest Victim of Hedi Slimane's Wrath
Saint Laurent's Hedi Slimane isn't the kind of designer you'd want to mess with--he takes his designs and the control of the fashion house he helms very seriously. Who could forget that infamous open letter to Cathy Horyn? But Slimane's ire doesn't stop at fashion critics--and now, Parisian boutique Colette is learning the hard way.