Fashion

2.5.2014

Fellini, Bacon and The Blonds

One of our favorite shows every season here at MADE Fashion Week is The Blonds, who always manage to assemble the most amazingly outrageous clothes — they’re the reason the word "fabulous" was invented — shown off with a delirious camp that would push its way to the front of a midnight line for The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Last season, David and Phillipe Blonde introduced designs (and ray guns) inspired by a futuristic space gladiator a la "Barbarella," and who knows which galaxy they’ll turn to for inspiration this season. We caught up with The Blonds for a rapid-fire Q&A session filled with glitter and gems — just like the dresses the designers have draped over stars such as Miley Cyrus for even more outrageous twerking.

Milk Made: What would your forthcoming collection look like to someone who was on acid?

The Blonds: Amazing!!! It would be the best trip ever! But there’s no need to drop because it will have that effect anyway lol!

MM: What would you do if you could time travel?

The Blonds: Being in the moment is best and not knowing what’s next is exciting. If we had to choose, we might pop back to a night at STudio 54 or hang with Cleopatra for a day…

MM: What would you do if you were invisible for a day?

The Blonds: I don’t think we could be invisible even if we tried.

MM: What subtler aspects of your work do you obsess over?

The Blonds: The waist, wrists, and ankle are three obsessions we have when it comes to our signature silhouette. Everything else happens depending on the mood.

MM: Who are your cultural heroes?

The Blonds: Film and music are two of our biggest inspirations. Directors like Hitchcock, Kubrick Almodovar, Ridley Scott, Fellini and Luca Finotti. Their work is something we watch on a regular basis. In music we find inspiration in everything from Bangerz to Basie.

MM: What is your absolute definition of luxury?

The Blonds: Endless Louboutins and bacon.

MM: What – or who – would you take to a desert island with you?

The Blonds: Each other (and our Chinese crested puppies Bijoux and Fifi).

MM: What would you do if you won $100 million on the lottery?

The Blonds: Buy that deserted island!

MM: What or who would you dress as if you had to go to a costume party as
your alter ego?

The Blonds: Jem and Rio, Madonna and George Michael or Vampira and Bela Lugosi all rolled into one = The Blonds.

MM: Who from the present/past or future would be the dream person to wear
your clothing?

The Blonds: Madonna or Marilyn.

MM: Who would be on your dream front row for your show who is NOT in
fashion – again, anyone alive or dead or fictional? (ie. Mickey Mouse, Queen
Elizabeth 1st, Picasso, Spongebob Squarepants, Michael Jackson etc etc.)

The Blonds: You hit the nail on the head, but you forgot Miss Piggy and Cher!

MM: What’s in your trash?

The Blonds: Right now, Hi-Chew wrappers and cigarette butts.

Photo credit: Mike Ruiz

Illustration by Justine Foord @ Velem; IG: @justinefoord

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