WWD recently reported celebrities have energized the shapewear market. How so? By wearing underwear as outerwear! To prove it, annual sales of shapewear grew 10.6 percent from March '09 to February '10. Wow. You know who the trendsetters are: Madonna, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Dita Von Teese, and so on. Proceed to see them, and more, rocking this risque trend.
Episode four of Project Runway brought out some fightin' words. I have to say: working with three out-of-date trends and making them look modern might ruffle my feathers a little, too. Victorya and Ricky came to blows over pretty much everything, Jillian was worried Kevin wouldn't finish his hot shorts in time, and Donna Karan made a guest appearance — lucky for Sweet P her dress looked straight off the DK runway.
I was a little confused about some of the "out" trends . . . some didn't seem so much on the outs to me. Underwear as outerwear was all over the Marc Jacobs Spring runway, neon keeps making appearances, and fringe and flares have worked their way back in, too. But more importantly, which of the trends do you want to stay dead and buried?
For a full run down of the "Trendsetter" episode, be sure to check out what Buzz has to say.