Fashion designer Alexander McQueen has found inspiration in the thong swimsuit worn by Sacha Baron Cohen in the hit comedy Borat. Alexander McQueen showed his version of the hideous Borat suit called the "mankini" on the catwalk during Men's Fashion Week in Milan. We think the waxed and shaved male model who wore the swimsuit on the runway was very brave. Watch the Alexander McQueen Spring Summer 2009 Menswear video. The "mankini" appears at around the 1:56 minute mark. We like the sexy women's version of the swimsuit.
Alexander Mcqueen Spring Summer 2009 Menswear.
Borat would be very happy that his fashion statement inspired a famous designer.
John Mayer in a Borat Suit
We don't know which man will wear the swimsuit on the beach in the real world. Singer John Mayer did wear the Borat suit for fun on a cruise ship for "The Best Week Ever.
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FROM the beaches of Kazakhstan to the catwalks of Milan, the mankini has finally found its way into high fashion.
In an outfit that can only owe its inspiration to the male one-piece swimsuit worn by the Sacha Baron Cohen character Borat, British designer Alexander McQueen sent this brave male model to front the crowds for Milan Fashion Week.
Guaranteed never to let the wearer down, the original mankini made its debut in the movie Borat: Cultural Learnings Of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation Of Kazakhstan.
The mankini was a low point of the male collections, which included Donatella Versace dedicating her collection to US presidential hopeful Barack Obama, Giorgio Armani presenting jackets and suits, and Dolce & Gabbana unveiling pin-stripe suits as loose and easy as silk pajamas. source