The Angels are back on earth.
And instead of sporting brand new lingerie manufactured in a factory, they’re donning knickers made from rubbish repurposed in a high-fashion way.
A gaggle of supermodels who earned their wings on the Victoria’s Secret runway are gracing the pages of sustainability style mag More or Less in underwear fashioned from stuffed animals, plastic water bottles, fake flowers, bar towels, soccer balls, rainbow wigs and even a baguette on McDonald’s napkins.
On the cover, bombshells Alessandra Ambrosio, Candice Swanepoel, Elsa Hosk, Lily Aldridge, Stella Maxwell, Lais Ribeiro, Martha Hunt, Sara Sampaio and Leomie Anderson all wore the creative concoctions made by stylist Charlotte Collet’s Kezako Paris and shot by shutterbug Oliver Hadlee Pearch.
The magazine said the “pieces by Kezako highlight the fact that one person’s trash is another’s smokin’ hot look.”
More or Less founder Jaime Perlman said the cheeky spread of off-the-wall lingerie is also meant to bring levity to the heavy topics of climate change and consumerism.
“The most disruptive thing in fashion right now is humor,” Perlman told The Post. “And we always try to inject some into serious subjects. Sometimes fashion can take itself a bit too seriously. I think there is a hesitancy for people to go more eco because it’s a heavy subject and will scare people off.”
Using high-profile Victoria’s Secret models also helps push the message to the masses.
“It’s like they’re making their comeback but in a recycled sort of way,” said Perlman.
“These women have huge followings and many are genuinely interested in sustainability. And we wanted to look at fashion outside of the catwalk system.”
The magazine, which was founded in 2018, has featured faces like Kate Moss, Pamela Anderson and Chloe Sevigny, and aims to “provoke thought about the decisions we make when we buy clothes — factoring in the realities of cost and consumption.”
Perlman said it took weeks of sleepless nights for Collet to put together the looks. Pom-poms came from knitters’ leftover stock; stuffed animals were sourced from eBay; and transparent vinyl, newspapers and water bottles were found in garbage bins.
Sampaio even wore an outfit crafted from a mop, toilet plunger and household cleaning items.
“She puts a lot of heart into what she does,” said Perlman, who thinks Collet’s lingerie delivers an important message: “Clothes don’t have to be new to be sexy.”
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