Low Brow High Fashion: The Cartoon Couture of JC de Castelbajac
There’s a fine line between rocking a unique style referencing pop culture and wearing Stan Marsh shoulder pads. JC de Castelbajac explores this gray area in his latest ready-to-wear couture, proving a TV show with talking feces DOES have a place on the runway.
JC’s website greets you with a single rainbow all the way across the screen, some flying saucers and the incantation to “Go! Go! Go! Diva!” I took the bait and clicked over to the webshop, where I met a young lady standing on a chair in an art museum wearing an all-over print South Park shirt dress and matching leggings. I’m not sure who is braver, her or the skinny guy below seen just before he left his house in a Kyle Broflovski cardigan and got his ass kicked.
Despite my snark, there’s something about all this that I like. I wouldn’t rock the South Park gear personally, but I think we can all agree that the Kermit the Frog plush shawl and matching hat from de Castelbajac’s Fall 2009 Muppets range would really complement my eyes. Seriously. Check out the latest looks here.