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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