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WWXW (What Would Xena Wear?)

I don’t know how many of you have been following Paris Fashion Week. (Crickets.) It’s not really a big fanboy draw, I know, yet as a gay guy, I kind of like looking at fabulous clothes I’ll never own. So imagine my glee when reports started pouring in about Christophe Decarnin‘s Spring/Summer 2010 collection for Balmain. When fashion news drops descriptions like “warrior princess” and “Tina Turner in Thunderdome,” I perk up. Decarnin is best known for his high-end army surplus-inspired fashions and for reinventing and reintroducing ripped jeans to the world. The military look continues with this new collection, but with the added benefit of chainmail and metal studs.

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These are part of the ready-to-wear collection, so I hope we see them everywhere next spring. If I were a woman I would dress like Xena every single day. Or maybe Princess Leia. Here’s a quick video showing other pieces from the line:

http://c.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f9/25338054001?isVid=1&publisherID=1137977488

But why do the models look so angry? I’d be giggling and skipping down the runway. Maybe it’s because they’re all 6’3”, buy only weigh 65 pounds. Oh well. I now return you to your regular fanboy programming.

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