Cynthia: I do believe this cat bustier from Modcloth marks the beginning of the end of Cat Fashion.
|ModCloth’s Here’s Looking At Mew Top|
Marcy: Oh my gosh!
Cynthia: I know. It is very startling.
Marcy: That is so wrong.
Cynthia: Modcloth has been the hub of cat fashion for ages. They sell cat themed everything – t-shirts, blouses, skirts, mugs, wall hooks, socks, dish towels, books, tights, jewelry, etc. and etc. and etc. Modcloth girls love their cats!
But this. This is off the wall bonkers. Even slightly disturbing although I can’t put my finger on exactly why.
Marcy: I’ll tell you why. A black bustier is sexy. Those cartoon cats look like kids toys. Childish + sexy = disturbing.
Cynthia: Possibly. I think they were trying to knock off this look by Helmut Lang from 1989.
|Helmut Lang Cat Bodysuit Bustier
Photo by William Claxton
Vogue Paris 1989
Marcy: They didn’t succeed.
Cynthia: Nope. The Helmut Lang cat suit is sexy and edgy. Even cheeky. It’s an editorial look, beautifully hand crafted, and not meant to be worn outside the way the Modcloth one is. I really wonder if this cat trend in clothing has finally gone too far and will begin to dissipate this year? Or, if it will go on forever?
Marcy: Oh… it will go on forever. I am a cat and I am always in style.