Leave it to Mena Suvari to make a fashion statement. The actress caught everyone’s eye with a revealing bra top at the launch of the Maison Martin Margiela with H&M collection in New York City on Tuesday night.
Perez calls this little number a “trompe l’oeil bra-print top,” drawing comparisons with some of Miley Cyrus’ more dubious duds. I think we’ll stick to “bra shirt thing,” a much more boorish, but we think accurate, explanation of the top.
“And as if here blouse wasn’t wild enough, she paired it with a layered navy blue skirt, nude perspex heels and um, is that a clutch made from an enormous gum wrapper??? We’re so confuzzled right now!!!”
Don’t be “confuzzled,” Perez. After all, Suvari has made stand-out impressions during fashion debuts and red carpet moments past. In June, the American Pie beauty appeared at the AFI Lifetime Achievement Awards in a black dress that simply defied scientific explanation. The dress top was a black bustier – correction – half of a black bustier held to Suvari’s body by a combination of magic, prayer, and a roll of double tape.
The “bra shirt thing” isn’t as sexy as the half-bustier of the summer, but hey. The double-take is what Suvari wanted, and the double-take is what Suvari got.
You can read all about Suvari’s appearance at the Maison Martin Margiela with H&M collection in New York City on her Twitter, which has pretty much been dedicated to the event for days. Here’s the photo of the “bra shirt thing.” What do you think?