Fashion student simulates couture collection made from Alexander McQueen's cloned skin


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Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2016/07/18/fashion-student-simulates-cout.html


#2

Do the clothes need “sunscreen” when you wear them outdoors?


#3

Does it come with pants?


#4

Ah, but how about clothes made of simulated Steve McQueen? She could call it the Even Greater Escape line.


#5

Or how about clothes made out of simulated Lightning McQueen skin?

Sure, they’d be heavy, but they’d be stylish, easy-to-clean, and offer incredible protection from the elements.


#6

Okay…

Am I the only person squicked out by the idea of wearing another human’s skin, regardless whether it was from cloned material or not?

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#7

I have to imagine the yuck factor is part of the point. They meant to raise issues around patenting human genomes. They did something sure to make headlines to do so. I think maybe they actually wanted us to think, “God, this is so wrong” to enchance their point.


#8

That’s a fair point, but I have to wonder about this possibly creating a Streisand Effect?


#9

No, you’re not. Even the idea of a lampshade is creepy, moreover in view of these other historical stories - true or not - this project is remarkably tone-deaf.


#10

Skin lampshades are a total Godwin; Hitler’s were the first thing I thought of upon opening this post.


#11

Breaking News:

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#12

Every phase of this vaporware non-project is nonsense and lies, starting from the premise: you can’t get DNA, let alone pluripotent stem cells, from a clipped lock of someone’s hair, only from hair that was pulled from the scalp with the root intact.


#13

Yes?

If it makes you feel better there’s a thin layer of other people’s skins all over pretty much everything around you…


#14

Not sure I should trust a source called “disinformation”.


#15

Hey! Ed Gein wasn’t a Nazi. (Instead, he was a quiet man who kept to himself) You take that back!


#16

Old sloughed off skin particles amid all the dust; yeah, I am aware, thanks, but I’m not a neat freak, or a germophobe.

The difference being:

A) That’s kind of inevitable unless one plans on living like bubble-boy.

B) Tiny microscopic particles from everyone’s skin is not the same as a bunch of particles from one person being made into an entire garment.

Also:

*lolz

You’re right; he was even worse, because he didn’t even have the lame excuse “I was just following orders.”


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Possibly was; ever been to Plainfield?

Gein was still alive and incarcerated in Madison when I lived there. He was the inspiration for a local form of bad taste joke, called a “Geiner,” some of which unfortunately have come back to me thanks to this story. I won’t share any of them with you, but I suspect if you google “Farmer Fannies” you’ll find some.


#18

How about a windowshade?


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