Koos van den Akker, the septuagenarian designer responsible for the most lasting image of 1980s fashion vomit — the Cosby sweater — spoke candidly in an interview at VBS.tv about the rise and fall of his eye-raping pullovers, and his candor is pretty impressive:
“This is a very thin line between absolutely awful and something of genius. I mean, somebody can look at this and say, “What the f— is this? This is the most horrible thing I’ve ever seen.”
You just don’t get those kind of admissions from people who unleash abominations across humanity. I should know. I brush up on the Nuremberg trials every couple weeks. It really adds a lot of depth and perspective to my collection of Third Reich propaganda films. What? They’re collectors items.
I want more like this!
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