Wild Things… Fashion?

When I first heard that Spike Jonez was working on a version of one of my favorite childhood books, I had quite a lot of mixed emotions. I loved Where the Wild Things Are growing up, as did most kids who were introduced to it. I still have my copy in my apartment and still love it tremendously. All nervousness aside, I decided a while back to greet this movie with an open mind and heart. It seems like Sendak was intricately involved in the creative process, of which I’m greatly relieved.

To celebrate the premiere, however, Spike partnered with Opening Ceremony to create a line of fashion inspired by the movie. I have no clue how to react to this. Yes, the faux fur coats are pretty cute, but I feel as though they’re giving me a panic attack. Is this blasphemy? Is it awesome? I can’t tell. Although, I do adore seeing the wild things next to the model in the fashion photography.

Nicole Smith is an author, editor, designer, and instructor who lives in Brooklyn, New York. Check out her latest book, Skirt-A-Day Sewing, out now at your local bookstore, or online.
  1. This is awesome! 🙂

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