The No Hoops Zone Sweater Combines Two Classics

By: Vasiliki Marapas - Dec 3, 2014
References: shop1964threads & shop.nylon
The No Hoops Zone t-shirt by 1964 threads references a classical painting in combination with a "cult classic" film.

Will Mean Girls ever reach the same cultural status as Johannes Vermeer's masterpiece 'The Girl with the Pearl Earring'? I guess it depends on who you ask. This t-shirt offers the best of both worlds, inserting a hilarious, and surprisingly relevant, Mean Girls quote over a screen-printed image of the painting.

In a particularly heartbreaking scene in the film, Gretchen Wieners confesses that she's "not allowed" to wear hoop earrings. Apparently, that's a privilege reserved only for Queen Bee Regina George. Who's to say that the subject of Vermeer's painting, the unnamed girl, wasn't subject to the same hostile leadership? Being forced to wear pearls, instead of hoops, is a cruel and unusual form of punishment.