Paris Fashion Week: Comme des Garçons' Bloody Coven

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If Comme des Garçons' Rei Kawakubo has her way, next spring we will all be praying at the altar of our own ovaries, in her brilliant crimson odes to blood and guts and "roses, but not a pretty rose." It is brilliant, it is sculptural, it is clothing designed to never let the wearer forget that we're literally all the same inside, a tangle of entrails and gore. Also, tampons. It's somewhere between '70s body politic art, '90s riot grrrl, the tampon earrings from Meadham Kirchoff, and feminist fairy tales.

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I've been wanting to write about this since the last mention to the Meadham Kirchoff tampon earrings. Everybody seems to ignore Linder Sterling of Ludus. She fronted the band and she's Morrissey's close friend and I strongly believe she was the first person ever to wear bloody tampon earrings (not real blood, though). She was a visual artist and not afraid to talk about body politics so I believe she should be given credit for that. I love Linder and Ludus.