April 22, 2011

New column: Fashion Fail.

Filed under: Uncategorized — blindcopy @ 3:50 pm

The following print ad inspired me to something, which is gonna be a constant column here on my blog: the Fashion Fail. However, it’s always a matter of personal taste if an outfit or an accessory is a “fashion fail”. So, please don’t take any offense. This is my blog, so you’ll get my view on things. But your opinion, whether you agree with me or not, is always welcome as per usual…

Dear Mr. Ralph Lauren,

What exactly were you thinking, when you came up with the outfit of the following ad? I’m sure that you’ve got a huge design department and that this creation might not even be yours alone (maybe not yours at all), but: no excuse! Your name is on it and judging by recent pictures of you and your own outfits you might just as well be the one to be hold responsible for this fashion fail. Seriously, even if one was really, really ironic about this outfit it wouldn’t work…

P.S. In the coming post I’ll show you my version of dresses worn over pants. Hope it’s not gonna be a fashion fail, too.



  1. hahaha, hadn’t seen this ad before, but it seems as though the Ralph Lauren ads get worse ever year?! :p

    Comment by STEFANIE — April 22, 2011 @ 4:31 pm

  2. oh, this is awful!! i didn’t know the ralph lauren team was capable of such a fashion travesty.
    i highly doubt your dress over pants look is going to be a “fashion fail”. 🙂

    Comment by style odyssey — April 22, 2011 @ 7:20 pm

  3. I came across your blog by mere coincidence, but I had to stop in my fast browsing and post a comment because I had the same thought about this ad for some time. Especially today, when I finally got a hold of latest The Gentlewoman. Lo and behold, this ad is prominently displayed on the back cover of the otherwise flawless volume. What the hell, man? this is so bad. I think they went a little too far with the whole americana thing (which, if you may recall, RL successfully channeled in the SS2010 collection). Too far. I am with you on this one.


    Comment by sinkthenswim — April 23, 2011 @ 10:06 am

  4. This was such an OTT combination that I couldn’t decide if I loved or hated it – you couldn’t overlook it for sure (which might have been the intention of his ad/styling team?)

    Comment by Sabine — April 26, 2011 @ 12:01 am

  5. Hahahaha this must be a fashion joke, what a terrible outfit! What’s up with the reindeer belt?! x)

    Comment by Sara — April 26, 2011 @ 9:03 pm

  6. Your outfit posts are ALL SORTS of AMAZING!! I have so much to catch-up on geez, love love love everything on your blog right now xoxo

    Comment by Meagan Morrison — May 8, 2011 @ 11:20 pm

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