Fashion, it seems, is having a bit of a space moment. We all are, actually: Karl Lagerfeld may have launched a functional rocket in the middle of Chanel's Fall 2017 runway show last season, but he didn't whip up that spacecraft from nothing. As Tony Stark-level super-entrepreneurs like Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk are fueling their own space aspirations with Blue Origin and SpaceX, respectively, the rest of mere peons us are developing our own widespread cases of space fever, which peaked on Monday thanks to a total solar eclipse.
On Wednesday, Musk further fueled our intrigue by revealing a first look of SpaceX's long-awaited spacesuit on Instagram, and it turns out, it's more developed than any of us thought. "Worth noting that this actually works (not a mockup)," Musk wrote in the image's accompanying Instagram caption. "Already tested to double vacuum pressure. Was incredibly hard to balance esthetics [sic] and function." While we at Fashionista aren't remotely qualified to discuss the suit's functional merits, we can speak to its aesthetics, which, yes, are stunning. The spacesuit is sleek, white and generally very space-y — a far cry from the orange NASA monstrosities made famous in cinematic classic "Armageddon." If noted fashion buff Musk is going to sending humans to space, you can rest assured they'll look superfly.
Musk's Instagram post didn't specify for what excursion, exactly, the SpaceX suits are meant, but according to The Verge, they'll be worn "by NASA astronauts for the commercial crew program when SpaceX starts launching people to and from the International Space Station." How very Zenon.