The Week contest: Tattered fashion
This week's question: Balenciaga is selling "full destroyed" high-top sneakers — complete with scuffs, graffiti, and artfully placed tears — for $1,850 a pair. If the Paris fashion house were to launch an entirely new line of pricey, tattered clothing, what should it be called?
THE WINNER: "A Haute Mess"
Todd Trainer, Shillington, Pennsylvania
SECOND PLACE: "Ralph Low-rent"
Kenneth Burgan, Grass Valley, California
THIRD PLACE: "Jimmy Chewed"
Yasmine Robinson, Boston, Massachusetts
John J. Kalicki, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
"Botchy by Versace"
Rebecca Burgan, Grass Valley, California
"Yves Saint Lowrent'
Jon Lindsey, New York City, New York
Patrick Kinney, Redford, Michigan
"Sacks Fifth Avenue"
George Smith, Frederick, Maryland
Lidia Zidik, Reading, Pennsylvania
Matthew Lane, Emporia, Kansas
Jeff Morris, Alexandria, Virginia
"Oscar de la Grouch"
Jennifer Morris, Alexandria, Virginia
Daniel Hicks, Randolph, Massachusetts.
Matthew Schneeweiss, Far Rockaway, New York
"Oscar de la Rended"
Jane Frenke, Berkeley Springs, West Virginia
Kim Wilson, Houston, Texas
Kenneth Walker, Bridgeport, Ohio