We know everyone in the fashion internets have been talking about him, and we’re late to the party, but…we’re finally buying into the hype and we’re kind of into Zombie Boy modeling for Thierry Mugler’s menswear. He looks like a walking nightmare, begging for acceptance with those dark eyes in his beautiful clothes. It’s hard to look away.
On the other hand, we’re giggling while wondering if anyone else remembers what the zombies in the classic Dawn of the Dead do instinctively…go to the mall. Though their brains and their humanity are gone, their desire to mindlessly roam the shops is not. Is Mugler creative director Nicola Formichetti using Zombie Boy to make a tongue-in-cheek reference to consumer culture and fashion? Or is the pop-culture-reference joke on him?