Fashion designer Kris Van Assche showed his new collection in Paris the other day and you would never ever guess what his inspiration was. His collection was loosely (very loosely) inspired by gorgeous cholita beauties! The hell?! Kris included teardrop tattoos, tank tops and boxer shorts which he said was influenced by cholitas. I’m sorry, but I don’t even get the slightest whiff of a Sharpie in any of these pictures.
Homeboy and I need to take a trip down to Echo Park, CA, so that we can hang with my cousins and he can see what real cholita glamour is. Where’s the white wife beater, the hickeys on the cheek and neck, the oversized Dickeys and the nameplate necklace? I see none of that! He could have at least added a “Smile Now, Cry Later” t-shirt. Something! The eyebrows aren’t even right. I give him a couple of dildo slaps for trying, but it’s not quite there.
Kris, please watch this clip from one of the greatest movies ever made “Mi Vida Loca” and then try again.
Visit Style.com to see more pictures from Kris’ Spring ’09 collection.