Fashion Bites: BYU Cracks Down on Skinny Jeans, H&M Confesses to Fake Models
The week’s most exciting, surprising, and bizarre moments in fashion brought to you in delectable bite-sized portions. Bon appétit!
A Mormon University Suggests God Doesn’t Like Skinny Jeans
Confirming our suspicions that jeggings are a gateway pant to a life of loneliness and crushed dreams, a student at Brigham Young University, Idaho, was prevented from taking a test last month because her pants were too tight. As she told the campus newspaper, “I got in line and the guy said I couldn’t take a test because my pants were too tight … I thought he was joking at first.” The university’s Facebook page reports that the issue “has been corrected and is no longer in force,” but a foreboding sign at the testing center remains to remind skinny-jean wearers that they are not totally in the clear: “If your pants are tight enough for us to see the shape of your leg, your pants are too tight … If you don’t understand the Dress and Grooming standards, we invite you to go to the Lord ‘and ask in faith, nothing wavering’ for approval of the clothing you wear. The Spirit will tell you whether what you are wearing is appropriate or not.” (Via The Gloss)
Angry Birds’s CMO Has a Really, Really Devoted Wife
You know how we know? She wore an Angry Birds–themed dress to the Finnish Presidential Palace to celebrate the country’s Independence Day. Love truly is blind, isn’t it? (Via Styleite)
Britain Cracks Down on Unpaid Internships
A governmental agency in the U.K. called Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs has issued a letter to 102 fashion houses that participated in London Fashion Week in September warning them against exploiting their interns. The move doesn’t prevent designers from being insufferable megalomaniacs who scream at their entry-level minions for messing up the foam-to-milk ratio in their morning lattes, but it does mean that design houses have to pay interns in money rather than empty promises of opportunity and fabulosity. Hopefully this trend catches on. (Via Fashion Etc.)
H&M Admits to Using Fake Bodies in Ads
Look at these four identical bodies with different heads and tell us you don’t get a little creeped out. The retailer says the bodies are completely virtual; we’re not that surprised. Should we be? (Via Jezebel)
Lisa Frank Unveils Clothing for Women Who Want to Look Like Psychedelic Binders
She makes technicolor tie-dyed denim shorts, too. Score!