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Jailhouse Couture From Levi’s

Because being in jail doesn’t have to mean looking bad (um?), Levi’s presents clothes fit for incarceration. From actually really cute high-waisted, black and white striped pants to screen printed tees that will give you that prison tat look with half the pain and none of the permanence, Levi’s has got you covered for an overnighter in the clink. Perfect for when you get charged in connection with that grisly scene now on display over at Barney’s. More of the looks, after the jump… [High Snobiety]

Check out the full lookbook after the jump and tell us: Are you feeling the felon look? Keep reading »

A Sexy Sell? Barneys Window Displays Bleed With Violence

Fashion can be killer. Literally. Or at least the folks at luxury fashion retailer, Barneys, like to think so. The store’s most recent window displays feature “dead” mannequins in Helmut Lang and A.L.C., bloodied from their shootout (most likely a skirmish with the Fashion Police, we’d imagine). Where did this inspiration come from? Perhaps Barneys thought they’d ride on the vampire-chic wave, brought to you by Twilight and “True Blood” fans? [Racked]

But fashion advertising, in general, has always been known to ricochet between the ultimate in glamorous aspirational imagery and the other extreme, full of down-in-the-gutter sadism and beat-down grit — think “heroin chic.” [We're sure the NY Times would blame the recession for current upswing in the latter direction. -- Editor] After the jump, a look at some other recent fashion ads that pack a punch, quite literally. Keep reading »

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