When it was announced today that Nina Ricci  would be collaborating with The Man Repeller , the news caught us slightly off guard. It's not that we wouldn't be thrilled to tote the partnership's fittingly off-kilter yellow and green take on the iconic Marché (nor that we couldn't imagine blogger Leandra Medine doing the same), it's just that we never saw the collaboration between two brands coming.
The Man Repeller, who's no stranger to guest designing for such labels as Superga , wouldn't be the first name to pop into our heads when thinking of the sophisticated Parisian brand. And maybe that's the beauty of it! Still, we couldn't help but think of a few unexpected partnerships of days past, and so we're taking a trip down memory lane to look back at some of fashion's most surprising collaborations.
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Marchesa For the NFL
Yes, because what first comes to mind when we think of Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig's romantic gowns are linebackers. Touchdown!
Jason Wu For Brizo
Good news for any homeowner who's dreamt of having a sink inspired by the runway. Bad news for any shopper who can't afford Jason Wu 's clothes — chances are these luxury faucets  are out of range, too.
Tom Brady For Uggs
Oh Tom, you're so handsome and talented, but please leave the fashion  to Gisele.
Rebecca Minkoff For Proper Attire
Ever wonder what a Rebecca Minkoff  condom would look like? Turns out it's animal print .
Cynthia Rowley For Pampers
We're not saying that a baby with fine taste couldn't appreciate Cynthia Rowley 's whimsical prints, we're just saying it seems like a bit of a waste (no pun intended).
Isaac Mizrahi For Kleenex
We've long enjoyed Isaac Mizrahi 's enterprising spirit, but this partnership may be something to sneeze at.
Rodarte For Starbucks
For a label that has often been quoted as eschewing commercialism , we're not sure you could go much more grande in the other direction than Starbucks.
Christian Siriano For O-Cel-O Sponges
Credit where credit's due, those were  some pretty fierce  sponges.