Marie Claire's "Factory Girls" Shoot: An Assembly Line Of '90s-Era Recockulousness

Grunge is back, you guys. For real. And in the pages of the August issue of Marie Claire, the editors try to make it seem cool by setting a plaid-centric photo shoot in some kind of factory. Perplexed as to how $395 overalls and a $2,000 Chanel skirt are working-class? Put on some Pearl Jam and check out the manual labor-chic, after the jump.

Marie Claire's "Factory Girls" Shoot: An Assembly Line Of '90s-Era RecockulousnessS

This is like that scene from Zoolander where he goes home to his dad and brothers at the mine with snakeskin luggage and a garment bag. Except these two are trying (desperately) to fit in. But the one on the left is wearing a $1700 coat while the one on the right is wearing $375 jeans. Oh, sure, you're ready for hard labor.

Marie Claire's "Factory Girls" Shoot: An Assembly Line Of '90s-Era RecockulousnessS

She may be all oiled up and "working it" but are those boots appropriate for the factory floor? Asking because of the heel, not because they're $380.

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"So I says to him, I says, Phil, you can't make an omelet without breakin' any eggs, yaknowwhatImean?"

Marie Claire's "Factory Girls" Shoot: An Assembly Line Of '90s-Era RecockulousnessS

Working hard or hardly working?

Marie Claire's "Factory Girls" Shoot: An Assembly Line Of '90s-Era RecockulousnessS

"With the lights out, it's less dangerous."

"Here we are now, entertain us."

"I feel stupid. And contagious."

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This is not going to end well. There's going to be a screwdriver in her eye and whatever is in those pipes is sure to leak onto those Dolce & Gabbana boots. Oh, by the by, this entire ensemble is $1793. In this country, a factory job pays about $30,000. You probably bring home only $21,900 of that, meaning you make $1825 a month. So you'd have $32 left over — or $1.06 a day — to eat with that month if you purchased the clothes pictured.

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Didn't Rosie the Riveter have a wee bit more muscle in her arms?

Marie Claire's "Factory Girls" Shoot: An Assembly Line Of '90s-Era RecockulousnessS

"Haha, isn't it fun to pretend to be blue collar?" "OMG totes, I'm gonna eat Hamburger Helper tonight. Kidding! I've got a reservation at Masa."

Marie Claire's "Factory Girls" Shoot: An Assembly Line Of '90s-Era RecockulousnessS

Jeremy spoke in class today.

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