Fashion and the Macabre: Like Gruyere and Mushrooms

In a notably entertaining piece on The Daily Beast today, Renata Espinosa uses the culinary metaphor above to emphasize the contemporary fashion industry’s fascination with all things dark and ghastly. Whether it’s the current Goth exhibit up at FIT, the nearness of Halloween, or the downward-spiraling economy, there’s plenty of evidence to fashion’s obsession with the macabre.

To fully drive home the argument, The Daily Beast pairs AW08 runway looks with stills from a variety of classic horror films. The effect is both awe-inspiring and amusing … not to mention, at the very least, it’s perfectly inspiring for those poor souls still in search of a costume for tomorrow night. For the slideshow, click here.

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