Fashion tends to be, well, fashionable, and while haute couture helps set the trends, it can also just decide to go beyond the curve for no other reason than to please itself. Which is to say that next time you stop by the menswear section of The Gap you probably won’t be seeing clothes with genitalia peepholes. In Paris this week designer Rick Owens “sent four of his models down the runway wearing clothes with peepholes that showed full-frontal male nudity underneath,” reports the Guardian.
Exposed flesh is nothing new at a fashion show, of course, but even for unshockable fashionistas, the sight of male models parading their, er, accessories up and down the catwalk had the audience whispering and giggling like schoolgirls. And because we live in the age of instant social media reaction and sharing, there is already the inevitable hashtag #dickowens. The fashion world declared it a hit. “Rick Owens went balls-out,” tweeted GQ.