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Posted on June 23, 2014
Versace Spring 2015 Menswear Collection
[Photo Credit: IMAXTree]
Keith Haring meets Ancient Rome?
I would prefer to see that idea then what I just witnessed
You really insulted Haring here.
Trousers with cut outs? I just can’t.
THAT’s what bugs you? Not the diapers or the mesh bike shorts or the giant gold turtle necklaces that look like grandma bought it on a cruiseship.
You are a subtle creature
The dude in the grey jacket, blue shirt and trousers totally won the lottery.
I just kept thinking: “What man in his right in his right mind would wear those?” and it drowned every other bit of WTFery out.
If the movie Rainman was a fashion collection. this would be it
Yet, ironically, the collection offers little protection from rain!
What is with all the mesh in this season’s menswear? Since when is the International Male catalog high fashion? Also, who thought toga diapers where a good idea and what do we have to do to get that person the help they obviously so desperately need?
Answers to your questions, though probably unhelpful: 1) I have no clue. It’s hot, but entirely unusable in the “real” world. 2) Apparently, Spring 2015. 3) Obviously, Donatella Versace, who is way, way, way beyond any sort of reasonable mental assistance.
I saw Jesus loincloth
Much as I appreciate hot, barely clad men, there’s some serious WTF-ery going on here. Am I wrong?
There’s a dude in a diaper, you’re not wrong.
I saw two diapers. Which is two too many.
Get out of town! I’m not scrolling back up to check.
One was a diaper and one was a toga-diaper.
If only the toga-diaper and the speedo-diaper had been fastened with giant gold safety pins. THEMES, PEOPLE. LEARN TO USE THEM.
But that first dude in the toga-diaper is absolutely stunning!
Oh there’s no doubt the men are gorgeous. But that doesn’t change the fact that they’re wearing freaking diapers. WTF.
He is, but he still looks like he’s wearing Sean Connery’s costume from Zardoz.
His name is Judah Ben Hur.
I’m sorry, but toga diapers have the unique skill of obliterating all hotness.
I must offer that I *can* imagine a context in which hotness might be maintained.
Not a context that has ever occurred in my real life, nor ever will, but others live with broader horizons.
I see what you are saying, as this one thing might be attractive to someone, somewhere. But I’m pretty sure that person is 1 in 5 billion.
I’d be happy to adjust the shoulder thingy on the first dude wearing a diaper. Is this collection further evidence that Donatella has gone totally, gonzo cray-cray?
I didn’t realize that unflattering and silly were trends for spring menswear.
Does a male model ever say “Dude-no. I am not wearing a toga diaper in front of all those people. I don’t care how much I’m paid a day”
I can’t help but wonder…
I don’t think so, especially not for a Versace show. It’s more than the day’s paycheck, of course, it’s a small model world and he could be blackballed.
I’d also think that a model would do just about anything to have “Versace” on their resume.
I’M DYING. Tears are rolling down my face as I imagine those guys and the work it must take to keep a bored, flat expression when wearing a diaper in a fashion show.
Diaper guy didn’t quite manage it. He looks a little pissed.
Better to stuff your balls in a diaper than to have them blackened , I guess.
So…spring menswear is just trolling us this year, right? I mean, I appreciate a hot man in a toga diaper as much as the next person, but I seriously cannot take any of these lines seriously.
I was picturing the men in my life wearing these clothes and laughing out loud hysterically!
Love the Shoes!…especially the shoes in the next last to last picture. Would buy them for hubby.
I liked the suede slip-ons especially — those were rather nice. I even like them in the pastel shades….
The suede slip-ons were pretty much the only thing I liked in this collection.
See, I think the clothes were the bride’s maid and the shoes were the bride.
I like to play this game with the menswear collections, too. I try and find ONE piece that my husband MIGHT wear without serious cajoling, threatening, and/or favor-promising. It’s challenging.
I don’t even know what I’d have to promise to get him to wear a toga-diaper. And I don’t ever want to find out.
Maybe if you gave him a whole, whole lot of ecstasy.
I’ll keep you posted if the opportunity arises.
A very few of the jackets (sport and dress) look wearable for heterosexual husbands. I liked to push my hubby with pink or lavender shirts or ties and he loved his pink linen blazer.
We just had the conversation about pink shirts/shorts the other day. His final decision was, some guys can wear them, some can’t. He doesn’t care which one he is, because he’s not wearing any darn pink. Duly noted, dear. *pats his head*
I think he’d look smashing in pink. Even so, I don’t like this pink at all. It reminds me of my bedroom when I was 9 and redid everything in a dusty rose.
I totally play this game! And in this collection, there were maybe 3 items, including the shoes that everyone seems to agree are nice.
Even then, my guy isn’t a suit type of guy. Even the suit jackets wouldn’t be to his liking, I think. Shoes, maaaaybe. I like them, though.
I don’t know why, but I feel the need to slow clap.
This is some Grade A trolling, right?
Yes it definitely got my attention. Should be the wardrobe for Zoolander II… a missed opportunity really
“wardrobe for Zoolander II” YES!
Loud and obnoxious. At least there’s lots of ventilation.
Was the instruction as they waited to hit the runway, “Try not to giggle, guys, mkay?”
It was probably more, “Try to look like you don’t want to kill yourself or the designer.”
Not feeling this at all, though the ventilated pants and toga/loincloth combo made me smile.
The goldtone blingy bits and buttons cheapen it all even further.
If your going to dress your models in mesh pants do us a favor and lose the strategically placed towels.
You know you’ve arrived when you’re booked to model Versace. Then they tell you that you’ll be working the runway….in a diaper.
Or the toga diaper, not sure which is worse.
They’re both awful, but definitely the toga diaper. It’s not JUST a diaper, it’s a toga!
And it’s pretty sad to think that the model’s probably thinking “Yep, I’m in a freakin’ diaper, but thank goodness I’m not modeling for Moschino!”
PUT THIS AWAY.
Donatella has officially jumped the shark.
Yet, I imagine that Gianni would totally approve of this craziness.
It’s nearly naked men. Of course he would approve.
Versace is bringing all the bedsheets to the runway. And I see the trend in capris for men continues.
So much respect for #14. It takes a lot of skill to carry a bitchface while showcasing a diaper. A lot of these guys look like they’re sucking on lemons — e.g., the one right after him.
What exactly is #20 advertising?
#14 is going to go far in this business. I think #5 on the other hand, may need to start planning for another career. His entire demeanor is “I know, right?” and his outfit is downright boring for this collection.
#20 is showing how well he can hold his stoic face while wearing a diaper. For the future of his career!
#15’s tat works really well with the design of his tank.
It got a little Caesar’s Palace ’round the middle, didn’t it? A couple of fun, kitschy leather jackets and some interesting separates. I admit the showy, adorned, body conscious direction men’s fashion seems to be taking is intriguing to me.
“It’s not gonna be an orgy! It’s a toga party!”
Looks like the Gigolo Ken collection.
It’s not boring.
OMG OMG OMG. Best Men’s Fashion Show or just BEST FASHION SHOW EVER??
This is just what I imagine a gaggle of MAJORLY coked-up queens would come up with on a 3-day binge. And then to torture these poor, petulant models with the spew of their derangement. It is just perfect.
“The Spew of Their Derangement” will be the title of my next novel.
It is rather exquisitely insane, isn’t it?
It is the “Showgirls” of fashion shows!
I saw this collection posted on some gay guy’s facebook page. He’s Italian and a circuit queen though, so I think that says it all.
Eyelet Man Pants are new to the universe, I’m pretty sure. So there’s that. Also, unless you’re Garry Shider (RIP) I don’t want to see you on stage in a diaper.
eyelet man pants…..LOL
Universe. Does. Not. Want.
I would worship the Apollo that is model #21 though.
Can I just say I would love for someone to buy me a Versace Toga to wear around the house. Just throwing it out there. The number of influences they threw at this collection is DIZZYING. The poor model in picture 5 can’t keep off his face what every other model is thinking… “WTF” – and he is wearing a demure mauve bowling shirt and bermuda shorts!
The sheer/see-through trend is now being forced on men! Hallelujah! Equality!
But seriously, this is all so ugly it’s laughable. In fact, I laughed at this whole “collection”!
Yes the amusement factor is high here. And woohoo on the equality.
Also, I see that the too long pants is a trend. No hemming to not bunch on top of shoes here (aside from the ankle highs and capris.) Because, at work, I had to look at their ankles to avoid raucous laughing . . .
Kind of love some of the blazers and the fitted shirts. Kind of hate everything else. And the toga shit is a very unfortunate choice for something to make way too literal – all I can think of is frat parties.
Do these designers really expect REAL men to wear these things?
As opposed to what; imaginary men?
Fair – LOL! But you know what I mean.
Say what you will about the clothes, but at least Versace has great taste in models. If none of these catch your eye, you must be very picky.
Yes, they aren’t all clones either. It’s something for everyone.
I just posted that they all have basically the same face. Hmmm.
Mmm… no real androgyny on display. My reactions to the models range from “…. ehh, okay” to “LOL.”
Toga! Toga! Toga! Toga! Toga! Yep that’s all I’ve got…
That’s all I had, too.
As with the Moschino collection I can think of plenty of male celebs who I’d like to see try to wear the mesh jumper/pants. For science, of course.
Well it’s certainly a Versace collection, so you know what you’re getting. That said I actually like some of these suits. That first pink one could work on the right guy who knows how to accessorize it by pairing it with some neutral colors. The purple one is okay, but I’d have to swap out the shiny gold buttons. I like the gray suit and the black one needs pants that are Miami Vice retro cut. As for the rest of the collection, the knee length shorts are fine. I don;t even completely hate the manpris. The rest is just Versace kitsch and I can ignore that. It’s the suits & less extreme casual wear in this collection that really work.
The gold buttons and other bling are just the sparkly icing on the gaudily decorated cake, aren’t they?
Men in diapers. Mesh slacks. i just…. just…. can’t!!! Sorry, laughing too hard… what pretentious fug!!!
I don’t post often but lurk here daily. After viewing the various mens’ collections over the past few weeks I have an honest question: Do designers only cater to gay men and douche-bag entertainers?
Or, in this case, exhibitionists with no taste?
A fairly narrow aesthetic for gay men at that!
I’m gay and I wouldn’t touch this stuff with a 10 ft pole. This is for gay guys who are either guidos or like gaudy stuff. Unfortunately, there’s quite a few of those out there.
Click for the mail models, stay for the hysterical laughter.
Is it April Fool’s Day? This is so absurd and vulgar, and yet unsurprising at the same time. I have too many competing smartass comments in my head. Jumpsuits? Toga diapers? Pink man bags? Giant EYELET TROUSERS??!?!? Sweet baby jesus.
Thinking of the Versace version of Farmer’s Tan.
The eyelet and lace are bad enough, but then they had to go and ruin the slightly more wearable garments with double and triple pleated pants!
Embrace the toga!
Embrace the diaper!
There needs to be a new word for it…Toger? Diaga?
It’s a toga onesie.
When a collection is so horrific that pleated shiny beige leather trousers don’t rate a mention, you know it has problems.
Oh, Donatella, never change. Most of this sh!t is fugly and/or ridiculous.
OK, the clothes are ridiculous, that’s expected from Versace. (Never change, Versace.)
I can’t help but notice that the models, regardless of ethnicity (of which there is not much variety), all have the exact same face.
It’s like they have a template they put over the models’ head shots and they must conform in order to be hired. How boring.
Oh thank you. Despite the thighs on display, I was totally unexcited by the models. Too skinny, too bored angry looking to be interesting.
A friend of mine used to be an international male model. He showed me a pic of him on a giant billboard in some large European city and he looked nothing like the pic. So I asked him if that was all just Photoshop and showed me a trick they tend to have male models do – the jawline is created by the model jutting out his jaw, tensing his facial muscles, and then holding it for quite some time. My friend had a heart-shaped face when he was relaxed, but got that hard jawline when it was needed. It was kind of freaky how much it changed his appearance.
And it’s not something everyone can pull off either.
Pleated pants with cuffs? (2nd photo) Nooooooo!!!!!!!!!! Also, eyelet for guys. Nope, I can’t.
Please, just say no to mauve. And diapers. And mesh-legged pants.
This is some of the most idiotic clothing I have ever seen in my life. Not one piece is worth a cut penny.
“Hey, you know what would be fun? Let’s design this collection as if we all worked at International Male.”
To me too many of these look like they’re from a tacky theme nightclub episode of Sex and the City.
I thought I couldn’t see anymore tacky and trashy Versace. Leather PLEATED pants wants me to weep for humanity.
What. The. Everloving. Fuck.
Predictably flashy and tacky. Yawn.
I appreciate the eye-candy, and I rather enjoyed the costume-y, “bathe him and bring him to me!” vibe, but I have my doubts as to how many of these pieces would flatter the typical guy. Still, fun to look at!
I’m seriously thinking everyone puts in the odd bathing suit (draped diaper ahem) in a menswear collection to distract fashion editors from the sheer absurdity of the actual clothes. They’re all blinded by THIGHS
I really like the pink and taupe ones at the start. Such Miami Vice realness.
I have never been to a place where anything pictured here might be worn.
I could see these at a gay bar/club or on male strippers. That’s about it, though.
The large-scale eyelet is hilarious, as are the jumpsuits that are clearly not of the aviation mechanic variety.
Miami Pool Boy Collection?? A new contender for worst collection of the year?? Hurrah
Diapers and jumpsuits…. I am confused…
Oh, Donatella….Some of us remember “Gore Vidal’s Caligula,” and we are not impressed.
I appreciate collections like this for answering the question “What if fashion gussied men up the way it does women?” Which is not to say I like the clothes, of course.
*wonders if shoe budget can be stretched to include those pink slip-ons*
I can’t imagine a straight man wearing more than 10% of this collection (as in the jackets). Again I feel like the designers are totally trolling us.
I can’t imagine a gay man wearing more than 10% of this collection unless he was having coming out party. What’s with that guy wearing Depends or is it swimwear?
Getting a real 80’s vibe from some of the actual clothes in this collection. Not sure what to say about the diapers. There are several WTF moments in this collection.
I could see Johnny Weir in at least half of these outfits, and I’m not entirely sure that’s a good thing (although I do love me some JGW).
I realize there are far worse crimes going on up there, but if yr gonna do white cutwork slacks, WHY put big-ass glaring pockets in ’em?? I’m just curious.
Some pretty gorgeous models wearing some pretty hilarious “clothes.” I want that first guy’s purse.
The Eurotrash Collect… oh. right. It’s Versace.
What self-respecting man would ever wear any of these costumes?
I think I feel sorriest for the guy wearing the diaper.
TOOOOGA! TOOOGA! TOOOGA! TOOOGA!
I was about to type the same thing!
Beautiful models. That’s about it.
There sure is a lot of lace, mesh, and holes for this collection, which, while weirdly hot (mostly due to the bodies in the clothes), is just not right.
Also, the color story at the beginning is eye-bleedingly awful and that toga diaper speedo might be the worst, most unflattering thing I have seen on a model in any of these menswear collections. It is so, so BAD.
There is just so much *no* in this collection…
Donatella, ditch the Roman bath house crap FOREVER.
I started laughing and had to stop looking at the clothes. I instead will comment two things…FACE and BONE STRUCTURE.
West Palm Beach, in the 80s.
See also: an entire wardrobe for Agador in The Birdcage.
Forget FMO. These pants (you know which ones I’m talking about) are FPO: For Prince Only.
sugar daddy sold seperately
Also I really like that sand suede jacket
I don’t understand who the target man is for this collection.
Gogo dancer on and off duty
This is going to sell like gangbusters!….nowhere .Diapers really!
There’s a dude in a diaper, a dude in a toga, cutouts, mesh….I can’t take any of this collection seriously.
I said it before and I’ll say it again, why are all the designers hating on the men atm?
Have to say, I dig those Matisse cut-outs on that blue leather jacket (is it a jacket? Sorry, not a native speaker).
Eh, no. I’m going back to bed and try to get a little more sleep. Maybe, if I’m lucky, I’ll wake up and find out it was a bad dream.
International Male redux (ugh!)
Um. I like the towels. That’s all I got.
I love that they didn’t even try with that diaper get-up. Just some filler until the next toga towel.
Man, I wish my office’s version of “dress casual” was lace pants.
Wait, no. I work in computer engineering. I don’t want to see that.
I’d wear the gold sandals!
It’s easy to miss that there are shirts, jackets and a suit or two in here that are quite nice.
This is the probably – no, definitely – tackiest s**t I’ve ever seen.
Roamn diapers and Cargo netting are going to be a Casual Friday office staple this coming year. For sure.