What happens when you combine fashion with food? Well, Lady Gaga did it and it turned out horribly (I'm talking about that revolting outfit made of beef that she wore to a music awards ceremony a few years back) but famed photographer Fulvio Bonavia from Italy on the other hand, got it right and ended up with some very stylish and mouthwatering creations that appeal to all your senses. These photographs are from a book that Fulvio published in 2008 called "A Matter of Taste" under the theme "Food as Fashion" These edible fashion accessories not only look real but they are in fact real. Apparently he freshly made every piece with his own hands for the photo shoot and shot them without Photoshop. What you see is what was there. I don't imagine that in reality they looked that appetizing and fresh for long but the art makes you simultaneously hungry while lusting after the subjects from a style point of view.
The main premise is, "If you don't eat it, wear it." And I am definitely stuck between wanting to eat these pieces and wear them.
The photos essentially bridge the gap between gastronomy and haute couture. Who would have though it. I love it these aubergine ballet pumps below.
I also love this belt - sardines or anchovies? maybe sardines. It's hard to tell. Although practically speaking this is the least appealing item to own. Think of that fishy smell. However I urge budding fashion accessories designers out there to take note and inspiration from these pieces though. I' like the idea of a belt with real-looking fake fish on... it's cooler than anything I've seen in the department stores recently.
On the other hand, the thought of soggy lettuce leaves around my groin puts me off slightly...
For more information about the artist, check out his website: