Alexander McQueen's Borat Inspiration

By: mediterranean - Published: Jun 28, 2008 • References:
Who would have thought that Borat's infamous man-bikini would influence high fashion designers such as Alexander McQueen?

The British designer debuted his version of the skimpy one-piece swimsuit during his recent runway show at Milan Fashion Week.

McQueen's swimsuit is a bit toned down from the original mankini which made its debut in the movie Borat: Cultural Learnings Of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation Of Kazakhstan, in 2006.

I really hope this trend doesn't catch on, or the beaches could become hazardous to our eyes...

McQueen isn't the only one to fall under the mankini's spell. Earlier this year, singer John Mayer couldn't resist putting Borat's mankini on during a cruise. Stats for Mankinis on the Catwalk Trending: Older & Buzzing
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