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October 02, 2007

It Puts The Lotion On The Jacket Or Else It Gets The Hose: Designer Trots Out "SkinBag" Line of Clothing Made From Human Skin


Is that a human phalange in your pocket
or are you just happy to see me?

Okay, I lied. It's not human skin; it's just a synthetic made to look very much like human skin (including scars and tattoos, and also -- nipples, as its bags are supposed to be hollowed-out breasts).

Allah says hoax. I say not a hoax per se, though it's certainly a publicity stunt.

The thing is about fashion and art is that they're all about "shocking" us with tiresomely predictable sorts of provocations and I resent taking the bait. So I guess I'll just say that it annoys me that they're using synthetics when some people are trying to make a damn-blasted livelihood over hunting and skinning hobos and rummies.

Yeah, rummies too. Hobos are hard to track down, with that whole train-jumping lifestyle of theirs. Rummies tend to pick a gutter and squat.



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