Gotham-inspired garb puts Catwoman on the catwalk

Whips, mirrored cat heads, kitty-themed bustiers, and bodysuits inspired by Catwoman dominate The Blonds' fall and winter 2014 collection.

The famous Catwoman-inspired catsuit was the main attraction of The Blonds show at New York Fashion Week.
The famous Catwoman-inspired catsuit was the main attraction of The Blonds' show at New York Fashion Week. The Blonds

New York-based fashion duo The Blonds -- David Blond and Phillipe Blond -- strutted their fall and winter 2014 collection at New York Fashion Week with Selina Kyle-meets-Bettie Page punk-glam outfits that would make even Catwoman purr.

Inspired by costumes donned by Catwoman in comics, movies, and the iconic TV show "Batman," The Blonds' upcoming line of dresses, coats, and leggings looks like it would befit a life of crime and passion in Gotham City.

"This is a collection we wanted to do for some time now," designer David Blond told Billboard. "Selina Kyle (Catwoman) is a strong powerful woman who was both sexy and smart."

The Blonds are famous for outfitting some of the most fashion-fearless performers in the music industry, from Lady Gaga to Miley Cyrus. The black slinky dresses complete with cathead shoulder pads were the highlight of The Blonds' fashion show at Milk Studios. Even the whip-adorned strapless dress and Gotham-print leggings and jackets look like they clawed their way straight out of a Catwoman comic book.

This geektastic Gotham outfit by The Blonds is perfect for a big, bad night out in the city.
This geektastic Gotham outfit by The Blonds is perfect for a big, bad night out in the city. The Blonds

Other "Batman" villains were also represented on the catwalk. A white gown with a giant bedazzled grin represented The Joker. A metallic purple and green corset gave glimpses of Poison Ivy. Purple jumpsuit with a green furry jacket would make even the Riddler second-guess his own costume designer.

This isn't the first time fashion designers have found inspiration from comic books and sci-fi movies. The latest runway shows from Rodarte and Preen channeled the Force with gowns featuring images of Yoda, Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, and other characters from "Star Wars." If this year's New York and London Fashion Week are any indication, comic book couture is finally chic.

 

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