Erin Wasson On Homeless Chic Reloaded

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Remember that offending declaration about homeless people and their fashion sense made by Erin Wasson?

Well, that somehow made the tour of the Internet so Erin was forced to pause her design/fashion usual “you know” rant and explain what she actually meant.

I have actually talked to these homeless people. I’ve had conversations with them. It’s a choice that they’ve made. They don’t want to have a job. They enjoy being completely free. I’ll see people on the beach and aesthetically, they look awesome, and because it’s so uncontrived and uninhibited. I got a lot of heat for that. It wasn’t that I was like ‘Oh yeah, homeless people are so cool; it’s so cool to see people that are homeless looking cool.’ It’s the lack of complexity in the way that they dress and the fact that there’s no thought behind it whatsoever that’s so righteous. You know?

Erin, darling, there really was no need to jump out of the frying-pan into the fire! You know? (via 1, 2, 3)

erin wasson beach bum


#1 Ellington on 02.26.09 at 6:21 pm

I think that she got her idea and references from Zoolander! : )

#2 Ellington on 02.26.09 at 6:22 pm

Oh and Kpriss, nice photo by the way! : )

#3 Adriana on 02.27.09 at 10:18 am

Oh, homeless people are so cool? Well ain’t that good news for the ones that are losing or going to lose their jobs, houses and their lifes: its so fashionably cool….pfff…

(I believe I’ve commented enough on this so called designer some time ago when here on Stylefrizz.)

#4 Kim Minshull on 03.10.09 at 12:04 pm

has anyone actually ever seen the real photo of the obviously doctored one above !!

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