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Would You Wear A Dress Made Of Fake Nails?

Submitted by on October 11, 2011 – 4:55 pm2 Comments

Walk anywhere in this collection and expect the cattle call, “You are such a minx!”

Charlie Le Mindu knew he nailed it when he debuted his whimsical designs for the Spring 2012 collection during Paris Fashion Week. The French designer and hairstylist collaborated with Minx Nails and legendary nail designer Marian Newman to create the kind of couture that will only come in handy if you can’t make it to see your manicurist.

Using 30,000 Kiss Nail tips wrapped in Minx foil, what used to be only for hood chicks with a tacky taste level was transformed into avant garde garb. “We had our Oompa Loompas working around the clock for over a month to prepare these nails for the show because each coating was layered over a metallic Minx base, it took twice as long to prepare the Kiss nail tips,” said Minx co-founder Dawn Lynch-Goodwin. “But the metallic sheen combined truly made the dress look like it was rippling down the runway.”

Dresses, jumpsuits, ball gowns, bikini bottoms and even cobra head pieces were all fashioned out of the glossy acrylic pieces, foiled in shades of cobalt blue and silver for the apparel and brown and gold for the adornments and accessories but what’s really the point? Would anyone ever really wear a dress made out of fake nails? Probably not, but then again we hear Lady Gaga already has one on order. Check out some of the other looks from this tip-tastic trend below.

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