At marie claire, we’re all for style that pushes boundaries, but this latest look has sent our fashion team into a state of shock. Allow us to present: duct tape dressing.
Believe it or not, women are giving Kim Kardashian and her beloved naked dress a run for their money – by dressing simply in strategically placed black tape.
Of course, the mind behind this madness belongs to a man, Miami-based designer Joel Alvarez and self-titled ‘King of Tape’. He calls his Black Tape Project “an exclusive fashion experiment,” according to the Daily Mail, and has already attracted 183,000 Instagram followers.
It’s a phenomenon that brings to mind several burning (stinging? freezing?) questions. Questions such as:
1/ How do you put it on? Is there a buddy system?
2/ How long does it take to apply?
3/ What’s your removal philosophy? Rip it off like a band aid? Or gingerly peel? Soak in the bath?
4/ Does it have a handy wipe-clean element for spilt drinks?
5/ Is it a disaster if things get hot and sweaty on the dance floor?
6/ Where do you keep your keys and loose change?
7/ HOW DO YOU GO TO THE TOILET?
8/ And lastly, but most crucially, why???