Blow Up

January 23, 2007


Cee-Lo's digitally re-enhanced star constellation face (complete with shades all atwinkle in the sky) might have been the main attraction in Kelis' new video were it not for Mrs Jones's awesome inflatable wardrobe. British designer Gareth Pugh has been making a name for himself by sending models down the runway in gimp masks, giant jet black bunny ears and rubbery dresses, but it's the blowup coats (like Kelis's suspiciously Pugh-ish joint in the "Lil Star" clip) that have become a bit of a signature. For all the performance/art/fashion malarkey (Pugh is being tagged the new McQueen) you have to appreciate his knack for channeling Barbarella and early Hype-n-Missy all in one puffy jacket.

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