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Classic Hollywood horror films make for killer dresses in this psycho fashion show

We don’t often cover fashion here at The A.V. Club, but then again, it’s not often that fashion crosses over with one of our favorite subjects: classic Hollywood horror films. Leave it to Fashion Week’s most reliable absurdists, The Blonds—who last season presented a collection that included a Jaws-themed corset and, um, this—to provide us with that happy middle ground with their Fall 2013 collection, presented last week in New York. Featuring pieces with names like “The Raven,” “The Butcher,” “Redrum,” and so on, and shown to the soundtrack of Talking Heads’ “Psycho Killer,” the collection married The Blonds’ corset-loving-drag-queen-on-Halloween aesthetic with inspiration from films like The Birds, The Shining, Psycho, Carrie, and others, with varying degrees of literalness. (Hello, Rope.) Oh, there was also a fur straightjacket and this terrifying thing:

You can check out photos of the whole collection here, or spend nine minutes watching the full show—sadly without the soundtrack—and play spot-the-reference. (Oh, and take a closer look at the models’ incredible themed nail art, which includes “Redrum” and Hitchcock-silhouette manicures.) Gives a whole new meaning to the phrase “killer dress.” [h/t Tom And Lorenzo and MilkMade]


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