5 Fashion Looks That Will Make You Hungry
“You are what you eat,” the oft-said mantra we typically use as motivation to eat healthier. Yet over the years, designers and artists of all stripes have been taking the saying a bit more literally by actually wearing what they eat.
Recently, Spanish actress Rossy de Palma wore a three-tiered hat made of massive loaves of bread while hosting the Gaudí Awards, accomplishing all of our wildest dreams in one fabulous swoop. In honor of her bread-win, we’re spotlighting the five best looks and garments—inspired by and made of actual food. Because there is nothing better in life than food and fashion, especially when they’re paired together.
A Chanel handbag made of beef jerky
Chanel may not have made this handbag themselves, but perhaps they’ll be inspired by this visionary creation. Art Center College of Design student Nancy Wu created a replica of the coveted Chanel 2.55 handbag, made entirely of beef jerky. The lush quilting, gold linked chain, and iconic logo are all present and designed with perfect accuracy. So much so, that it could very well be among one of Karl’s creations.
A Nike Air Max 90 fashioned out of a hamburger
Nike asked Swedish designer Olle Hemmendorff to interpret their classic Air Max 90. The result was this hamburger sneaker, complete with a large sesame seed bun, more hamburger meat than an In-N-Out 4×4 burger, fresh tomato detail, shoelaces made out of cheese, and splatters of ketchup. Nobody could ever wear it—in part, because of its unconventional design, but mainly because you’re likely to eat it before you can get it on. May the odds be ever in your favor.
A wedding dress made of cream puffs
Your #goals pale in comparison to this cream puff wedding dress. Intrigued? We don’t blame you. Ukrainian baker and food artist Valentyn Shtefano created a wedding dress made entirely of cream puffs for his wife Viktoryia to wear during their actual wedding. “At first, it was even a little embarrassing,” the bride told NBC News at the time. “But after a couple of hours, I didn’t even want to take it off.” Honey, we feel you. And to think, the money they must’ve saved on catering!
Jeremy Scott’s spaghetti and meatballs look
Zany designer Jeremy Scott is no stranger to food-inspired designs, and this look certainly takes the cake. As part of his FW06 collection, Scott created a dress inspired by, and seemingly fashioned out of, spaghetti, complete with a very necessary meatball necklace. We’re not entirely sure whether the dress is actually edible, but does it truly matter? Let’s be real; you’d probably eat it either way.
Lady Gaga’s meat dress
Who could forget about this piece of meat? ‘Twas the night of the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards when Lady Gaga showed up in a dress made entirely of meat. Designed by Franc Fernandez and styled by Nicola Formichetti, the look went down in history—and not just for the obvious reasons; according to Gaga, the dress was supposed to be a statement about fighting for what you believe in, mentioning the U.S. military’s offensive don’t-ask-don’t-tell policy as a prime example. The dress inevitably rubbed some animal activists the wrong way (and for good reason), but what iconic look hasn’t gotten a couple side-eyes? It’s now being preserved as one would preserve beef jerky, and is on display at the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame and Museum. Long live the meat dress.
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Chanel purse image via foodiggity, Nike Air Max 90 hamburger by Olle Hemmendorff, image of cream puff dress via NBC News Today, spaghetti dress image via Marie Claire France, meat dress image via StyleBlazer, and Cara Delevingne by Liz Collins for Love Magazine.