Fashion/Beauty

Egg Moments in Fashion

Egg-cellent choice, Anya Hindmarch. Yolk’s on you, Rihanna. That coat is cracked, Thom Browne. We list out some of our favorite eggy moments seen in fashion.

March 12, 2017
Are eggs actually good for you? Raging cholesterol levels be damned —when it comes to fashion, eggs are one of those rare food things that designers, critics, and consumers alike simply can’t get enough of. In the spirit of our upcoming Egg Picnic collaboration, to be hosted at Wonderfruit from February 16th-19th, we’ve compiled a half-a-dozen of fashion’s most egg-cellent, egg-citing, egg-static, and egg-related moments seen in fashion. Think carton clutches, omelette-inspired eveningwear, and cracked-up cocoon coats (yes, more than one!). Ome-let's start the show!

Anya Hindmarch spring/summer 2017
Despite the tailored and polished looks that dominated her spring/summer 2017 collection, Anya Hindmarch couldn’t resist sprinkling a healthy scramble of her signature pop sensibilities. The runway show was egged with sunny-side up slides, fluffy fried egg coin purses, and plush iron-on egg patches.

Anya Hindmarch spring/summer 2017
Rihanna stepped out onto the red carpet at the Met Gala in 2015

Rihanna at the Met Gala 2015
When Rihanna stepped out onto the red carpet at the Met Gala in 2015, an Internet sensation was instantly born. In keeping with the ball’s ‘China: Through The Looking Glass’ dress code, Chinese haute couture designer Guo Pei created a regal yellow gown for Riri—but it was the massive matching train that spurred omelette-meme after meme all night long.

Chanel fall/winter 2014
The house’s supermarket-inspired runway show, brilliantly realized by the one and only Karl Lagerfeld, made groceries great again. Amongst the show’s many novelty handbags —leather-trimmed shopping baskets, milk box minaudieres, candy pack crossbodies, and fresh-wrapped flap bags— the egg carton clutch emerged as a stealth favorite. Nevermind that you might not be able to fit your phone in it, you’ll be too busy receiving compliments to check your texts anyway.

Chanel fall/winter 2014
Red Beard fall/winter 2013 collection

Red Beard fall/winter 2013 collection
Known for his whimsical and unconventional collections, Tanju Babacan clearly drew inspiration from eggs, through the manifestation of eggs, at his Red Beard fall/winter 2013 runway show. Runny eggs covered merely every item, including the accessories. Egg-y ear muffs, furry fried egg coats, sunny-side up pants, egg-cellent necklaces, egg hats and bras, egg printed shirts, and egg-splattered cocktail dresses.

Thom Browne fall/winter 2011
Drawing inspiration from his Catholic faith, Thom Browne sent out a slew of ecclesiastical garbs down the runway at his fall/winter 2011 presentation. His many a monastic silhouettes, reminiscent of nun cloaks, came hooded, hobbled, and caped. We believe his oversized, oval-shaped outerwear would be worthy of any egg-xistential crisis.

Thom Browne fall/winter 2011
Agatha Ruiz de la Prada fall/winter 2009

Agatha Ruiz de la Prada fall/winter 2009
The colorful and fearless designer Agatha Ruiz de la Prada showcased a collection exploring the literal meanings of love, food, and love of food. Bird nest hats, bacon dresses, heart silhouettes, birdcage skirts, and baguette berets paraded down the fall/winter 2009 runway show, closing with a bow by de la Prada herself in a red manchester dress embellished at the hip with a giant sunny-side up egg.