year of the butt

Seen on the Runway: Giant, Dangling Butt Plugs

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Belgian designer Walter Van Beirendonck tends to make political statements in his runway shows: Last year, he showed feathered headdresses that said “Stop Racism,” and his most recent collection — which debuted yesterday in Paris — offered a response to the Charlie Hebdo attacks and a commentary on artistic censorship. But it also featured a surprisingly effective statement-making accessory: an enormous butt-plug lapel pin.

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The pink, white, orange, and yellow butt plugs were fashioned into necklaces and lapel pins, and served as a sly defense of Paul McCarthy’s controversial giant butt-plug sculpture that was vandalized in Paris last year — a political statement and the must-have accessory for that Beirendonck-a-donk.

Seen on the Runway: Giant, Dangling Butt Plugs