As if the Whopperettes weren't bad enough, food-as-clothing hit the catwalks in New York's Fashion Week. Designer Jeremy Scott seemed to decide that the world's selection of fast food-themed clothing was sorely lacking, as he turned cloth versions of packages of French fries and hamburgers into dresses and sweaters. Of course, the French fry packet dress might be an actual "super size" wrapper from McDonald's, filched before the fast food giant eliminated the size, since the real box was probably large enough to fit one of the Mr. Scott's models. Several other pieces in the collection were also food inspired, such as an ice cream cone dress and a pizza robe/dress.
"Flipping burgers at McDonald's" is often a description of the lowest career a person can aspire to. But now the fast food chain wants to give its workers a makeover and is reportedly in the early stages of soliciting fashion designers to spice up its standard uniforms. Goodbye polo shirts and visors, hello Ralph Lauren, Russell Simmons and Giorgio Armani. Will the Golden Arches become the new black?