Today, Kylie Jenner showed off one of her signature curve-skimming ensembles in London. Normally that’s nothing unusual, but this was an unlikely choice for the star. Jenner opted for an ensemble from the Comme des Garçons fall 2007 collection. The look, both cheeky and sexy, included a fuchsia top adorned with black ostrich feathers and two trompe l’oeil three-dimensional hands that clutched across the chest and around the stomach. Jenner also wore a black mini skirt with the same hands on the hips as if they were wrapped around the body. In her actual hand was an itty-bitty box bag.
Jenner is no stranger to wearing archival vintage pieces, donning the likes of a saucy Tom Ford-era Gucci dress and a barely-there Versace halter top. But this CDG move feels a bit different. In its natural, unadulterated state, Comme des Garçons is not a sexy brand. The pieces are wearable sculptures that typically don’t show off the human form. And many of those fervent CDG fans treat their clothes as if they are children. (Watch Comme des Garçons collector Michelle Elie talk about how she has to drive her clothes from country to country because they’re too bulky to be packed.)