Fashion

Shop the Look: Real Fakes

Fashion

Shop the Look: Real Fakes

FAUSTINE STEINMETZ reproduction Levi’s 501 denim jeans, £750, and jacket, £850. ">
FAUSTINE STEINMETZ reproduction Levi’s 501 denim jeans, £750, and jacket, £850.
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MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA watch detail cuff, $727. Available at Farfetch.
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REASON Celine Dion Tee, $28. Available at VFILES. ‌
BERNADETTE CORPORATION “The Complete Poem,” $40. Available at McNally Jackson.">
BERNADETTE CORPORATION “The Complete Poem,” $40. Available at McNally Jackson.
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MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA glasses without lenses, $633. Available at Farfetch. ‌
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SPANX Haute Contour half shapesuit, $178. Available at Net-a-porter. ‌
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SLOW AND STEADY WINS THE RACE canvas designer bags, $100. Available at Ooga Booga.
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JEAN PAUL GAULTIER vintage safe sex forever top, $632. Available at FarFetch. ‌
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JEAN PAUL GAULTIER sequin wide leg jean, $1451. Available at FarFetch. ‌
BLESS No. 12 ‘Team Ups’ bedsheets, €222.">
BLESS No. 12 ‘Team Ups’ bedsheets, €222.
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JAMES READ liquid tan, $32. Available at Net-a-porter.
FAUX/real Mentos Bracelet, $125.">
FAUX/real Mentos Bracelet, $125.
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ADAISM ‘Saco de Papel' bag, $228. Available at Assembly New York.
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JEAN BAUDRILLARD, "The System of Objects," $16.95. Available at McNally Jackson.
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SWASH short sleeve jersey bodysuit, $304, and high waist wide leg flared jeans, $522. Available at Maryam Nassir Zadeh.
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MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA convertible fold-over leather clutch, $2,460. Available at Net-a-porter. ‌
VFILES Cunts Tee, $45.">
VFILES Cunts Tee, $45.
ECKHAUS LATTA ‘Nude John and Yoko Under Overs,' $162. Available at Maryam Nassir Zadeh.">
ECKHAUS LATTA ‘Nude John and Yoko Under Overs,' $162. Available at Maryam Nassir Zadeh.
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MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA sequin ‘carpet’ top, $490. Available at Yoox. ‌
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NJOY King 3-pack, $26.97.
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JEAN PAUL GAULTIER vintage x-ray t-shirt, $416. Available at Farfetch. ‌
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TRUMAN CAPOTE “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” $14. Available at McNally Jackson.
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GIANNI VERSACE vintage printed vest top, $602. Available at FarFetch. ‌
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BLING RING x VFILES capsule collection, $99. Available at VFILES. ‌
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NANCY JO SALES, "The Suspects Wore Louboutins," in Vanity Fair.
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What’s more real: Sofia Coppola’s true-to-RL reflection of conspicuous consumption and celebrity culture in The Bling Ring or Alexis Neiers’s heroic conviction as communicated to Vanity Fair writer Nancy Jo Sales on the E! reality program Pretty Wild? How about the 2011 #LifetimeMovies The Bling Ring starring Jennifer “Francis” Grey and that recurring side character from Gossip Girl? Is Canal St more real than the runway? A Certilogo code Versus more authentic than Nomi Malone loving her new Versais?

Call me a Supreme Bitch, but these days, I’m feeling trop Holly Golightly: “She isn’t a phony because she’s a real phony.” Trompe l’oeil and replicas, knowledgeable knock-offs, craftwork counterfeits… E-cigarettes and The Complete Poem:

Nothing is one thing, only simultaneously
A motorcycle is buzzing and my mom is somewhere.
It’s six o’clock in the morning, and it’s three o’clock in the
             morning.
What are you doing simultaneously?

VFILES knows a pussycat from a cunt. Faustine Steinmetz petites mains your favorite basics. Eckhaus Latta abstracts John and Yoko, briefly. Margiela reigns. Let’s Talk About (Our) Love for Phoebe Philo. Once upon a Gaultier… Does it get any more literal than FAUX/real? (The Secret works if you believe it.)