Monday, January 26, 2009

Gareth Pugh Is Every Tranny Vampire's Dream

Oh Mr. Pugh. Every time I look at my black combat boots I think, "What would Gareth do?"

The answer lies somewhere between a fabulous goth drag queen and the pre-"Tea with Mussolini" Cher. Black leather, dark leggings slashed through, an occasional dark or grey shag fur all showed up on his runway.

Skin was everywhere, and these gaunt boys were working it with headwear that resembled fingers grabbing creepily at the head.
Consider this a modern renaissance of goth fashion, done with an ethereal sensuality. Goth has drifted into predictable territory given the destructive influence à la Hot Topic. But in the vein of Alexander McQueen's attempts a couple years ago, let's all hope Pugh diverts from the obvious and continues to riff on his dark ideas.

1 comment:

fashion herald said...

my favorite show reviews are back.
and thank god for an extreme men's show this season. I'm a little scared of what New York will bring during the recession.

who dat