Regular readers of The Takeout know that we are Fieri apologists. Despite the obvious shamefulness of his frosted tips and hoop earrings, seriously, what did Guy Fieri ever do to you?
So it pleased us to see no less a prestigious publication than Vogue declare Guy Fieri a fashion trendsetter years ahead of his time. Vogue reports Fieri’s signature flame-emblazoned style of shirt is burning up the runways in designers’ Fall 2018 collections. From Vetements to Kolor to Dior Homme to other designers we’ve never heard of because we wear sweatpants 80 percent of the time, fashion’s best and brightest are all taking a sashay through flame-licked Flavortown.
Great, we can bust out the flame-embroidered denim vest we’ve been longing to free from the back of our closet, right? Not so fast, Vogue contributor Diego Hadis cautions: “If I wore a Prada flame shirt, it would have to be under something really simple and understated, like a black cardigan or something. Flame prints are almost unsalvageable, except toned down as mentioned above. Peaking out from underneath a Comme des Garçons holey sweater might be okay, too.”
We’ll, uh, get right on that as soon as our Comme des Garçons sweaters get back from the dry cleaners. (They’re covered in Donkey Sauce.)