There have been so many posts about the fashion world co-opting metal culture, that we've had to create a whole section for it in our coverage. We've seen brands dabble with metal couture in the past, some of them more obvious than others (like Supreme collaborating with Black Sabbath) and some made a little less sense… H&M released a line of metal logo t-shirts, Diesel sold this overpriced leather jacket with fake metal patches on it, Urban Outfitters sold overpriced band t-shirts too, and I have no idea what Gucci was thinking with this AC/DC design, but metal style is "very in" right now in the mainstream fashion world. Heck, Justin Bieber's entire line of tour merch was designed borrowing the metal aesthetic.
Metal is so all over the place, that major fashion magazine Harper's Bazaar is calling a rock shirt and some trousers the look of the summer. Above, you see model Gigi Hadad in what Harper's Bazaar describe as mixing "tailored trousers with a band tee for a remix on edgy style."
They then suggest purchasing a $225 vintage The Clash t-shirt and a $1700 leather backpack from Chanel. You know, things us metalheads can afford. See their full write up to roll your eyes even more.
Is it any surprise fashion mags are starting to take notice of this trend? We've been reporting on metal shirt sightings for years. Charlize Therone is rocking a Metallica t-shirt in the new Fast & Furious movie. Kanye West wears unreadable fashion designer logos, Megadeth shirts and the gaudiest metal ensemble ever invented meanwhile his wife Kim Kardashian rocking a rare Metallica tee and her half-sister Kendall Jenner photographed wearing not just a Megadeth shirt but a Slayer t-shirt.
Of course, plenty of celebrities consider themselves metalheads. Some such celebrities are mega-Maiden fan Benicio Del Toro, Michael Fassbender aka Magneto, Lord of the Rings star Christopher Lee, Nic Cage likes to enjoy metal with his son, Topenga from Boy Meets World loves Lamb of God and of course Harry Potter himself, Daniel Radcliffe. Brad & Angelina's son Maddox is the truest of them all rocking Slipknot, Slayer and Whitechapel tees.
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