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Is This a Thing: Cosplaying as One of Those Silver-Painted Street Performers?

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Today, Givenchy presented its pre-fall 2017 collection, which included a full silver ensemble worn by a man who would definitely grab the soul out of a body at the first chance. Is this a thing?

Model from Givenchy Pre-Fall 2017 Photo: Givenchy

NO.

Riccardo, you gotta think these things through, dude. When the main demographic for an item is people who paint themselves with silver paint — which we all know causes short-term memory loss, duh — maybe don’t move forward with that item. While I certainly admire any street performer who’s so committed to their craft they invest in what is surely a high-priced Givenchy item, that’s still not going to get me to drop more than a buck in your top hat/guitar case/bucket. Oh, if I only had a heart. (That’s a joke about The Wizard of Oz. Do you get it? Did you get my Wizard of Oz joke?)

There is at least one clear customer for this: In an imagined Arrested Development subplot, G.O.B. stops trying to be a magician and instead turns to street performing. He uses his inheritance to buy this very fancy ensemble. Besides that, I’m just not seeing it.