10 Outrageous Pieces We Want To Wear Before The World Ends

10 Outrageous Pieces We Want To Wear Before The World Ends
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As much as we understand that the world probably won’t implode today—despite the Mayan calendar ending on December 21, 2012—there’s something sort of fun imagining what we’d do in our finals hours.

While an impromptu poll revealed some StyleCaster staffers would do things like indulge their inner theater geek by storming the stage during a Broadway show, others said they’d storm the Celine boutique and depart with a minimum of three Luggage totes (to wear at once!). One thing we all agreed on, however, is that before the universe comes to a close, we’d all love to test out at least one piece that made a serious splash in the fashion world.

From Lady Gaga’s meat dress and Jennifer Lopez’s naked Versace number, to a look from Alexander McQueen’s final collection, we highlight the 10 most outrageous pieces we’d die to wear before we, well, die.

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One of the most buzzed-about Chanel items in years, the infamous hula-hoop bag—which Karl Lagerfeld explained is really for the beach!—is completely and wholly impractical on every level, and therefore perfect for our last hours on earth. 

Maison Martin Margiela brought new meaning to the word hairy with this coat made entirely of wigs. We'd make it a point to seek out Tommy Ton, Scott Schuman or any other street style photographer to snap us rocking this coat—even if nobody on earth will be left to see the pics.

Remember those crazy shoes? The eight inch Nina Ricci heels that caused a stir amongst the fashion folks and spawned a thousand knockoffs? Before the world ends, not only would we like to know what it feels like to be nearly a foot taller, but we'd also love to wear the Ricci originals.

This meaty ensemble worn by Lady Gaga in 2010 sparked more than a little controversy, and we wouldn't mind taking it for a spin at least once to score our own (final) 15 minutes of fame.


When Alexander McQueen shocked the fashion world with his sudden death in 2010, his final collection was 80% complete. If it were up to us, we'd rock a look from his last line (that even some of the most elite editors and magazines had trouble getting their hands on) to experience first-hand the genius of his work.

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Because, really: Who wouldn't want to wear this giant furry hat from Marc Jacobs Fall 2012 collection?

Who can forget the history-making Versace dress Jennifer Lopez wore to the 2001 Grammy Awards? Before we go, we'd like to see what it feels like to be that confident in the barely-there number.

Clocking in at a total of $156,756,576 at the time of her death, Liz Taylor's opulent jewelry is one of the most famous personal collections in the world. If the universe ends today, you can bet we'd love to get a taste of what it feels like to sport a necklace that's worth more than we are.

Before the word ends, we'd say f--k it and rock Bjork's infamous white swan dress pretty much everywhere, from work to a wedding (who cares if the bride gets pissed? We'll all be gone tomorrow!)

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