SWINTONly SWINTONED: SWINTON


Wow. It’s like… a suit cocoon.

It’s a sleek planet indeed whose alien beings hatch out of lapels.

[Photo: Getty]

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  1. mgk
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    Look at her face! It’s like she can barely contain her glee at how cracked out this it. Awesome.

  2. witjunkie
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    Everything she wears is so perfectly pressed. It’s like the fabric is too scared of her to wrinkle.

    • Eliza Bennett
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      Exactly. I think she’s fashion’s Chuck Norris.

      • Melinda
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        SWINTON could totally kick Norris’ ass.

      • Ellyn
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        Did she float or levitate there? I don’t believe that she could actually have walked or emerged from a limo or taxi in this outfit. Does she have an entourage of magical de-wrinklers? I’m amazed!

  3. La Fifie
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    It’s just so SWINTON!

  4. Tony
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    She so deserves to be listed on Time’s 100 most influential. Congrats Tilda!

    Love the effect of the wickedly curved pants crease, but that’s a lot of spare air in that suit, which might just double as a flotation device.

  5. Adriele
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    SWINTON!!!! :) That is all.

  6. Anu
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    HOLY ALIEN BALLS! Her alien gremlins sure know how to iron in a wicked crease!

  7. Chasmosaur
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    This piece is Celine. It must be bespoke because while I can kind of see the lines in Fall RTW, I don’t see this exact piece. Which is probably good, as only SWINTON could wear it.

    http://www.style.com/fashionshows/complete/F2012RTW-CELINE

    • gladly
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      I love your comments! Thank you for posting these links to collections. I love seeing the additional context.

  8. Rowynn
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    I love SWINTON unreservedly, but my first thought upon seeing this was “albino penguin.” Which even if true doesn’t rule it out as a look for her. Or as a good name for a rock band.

  9. Katharine
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    Only SWINTON could get away with going out in public in what is essentially a formal-wear version of a laboratory “bunny suit”, but I am made sad by the hemming here. Or rather, lack of same. She’s usually perfection, so it’s exceptionally disappointing.

    • bristlesage
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      Yes, you and Wordphreak are right, the only thing keeping this from my all-time list of SWINTON favorites is the hem length. Dang it, SWINTON, I expect more from you.

  10. Lynne
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    Not at all the point here but is she wearing a name tag on her lapel? Like a hotel employee?

    I sort of love how pleased with herself she looks.

    • dianalily
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      The NAME TAG, I know! She’s the flight attendant for the voyage to PLANET SWINTON. And you must be this fabulous to ride this ride.

  11. ringthing
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    Her pant pleats look like a Georgia O’Keefe painting

  12. PeggyO
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    Only Swinton.

  13. Wordphreak
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    I love Swinton, but really, the length of those pants is absurd. how could she (or her tailor) not see that?

  14. What what
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    Has anyone ever read Steve Martin’s The Pleasure of My Company? There’s a scene where the main character is riding in a car and is afraid to wrinkle his pants, so he positions himself all hilariously to avoid doing so. I completely picture SWINTON doing this in the limo ride.

    Wait, does SWINTON take a limo? Spaceship? Subway? Teleportation device?

    • Anita
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      That was my first thought: She sits just once and the Georgia O’Keefe effect (tm ringthing’s post, above) is ruined. My money’s on “Teleportation device.”

      • Katharine
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        I like to picture her on a sleek steel Segway.

      • fritanga
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        YES. A Segway is the only method of transportation for this look. That or she put it on in the ladies’ right before she stepped on the carpet.

  15. miss dove
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    I think the length is intentional. You want to give the illusion that she’s gliding on air. Feet are for mortals.

  16. Shiitake
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    She is glorious.

  17. Softwear
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    The sleeves give me shivers of fright. The rest gives me shivers of delight.

  18. KK
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    • Other Emily
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      OMG that is an awesome photo. I love whoever the lady in black behind them is, too, because she is as blown-away by the awesomeness of SWINTON/Clinton as I am. I think I would die, honestly. I cannot even imagine who would cause me to be more starstruck than that combination of amazing ladies.

  19. Anna Svahn
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    I want to know if the lapel pin came with it.

    • Katharine
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      It says “Time 100″ so I imagine it was handed to her at some point during the evening.

  20. Beth C.
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    GFY Heather, your sense of humor is so, so delicious. Thank you very very much. I got such a visual of the alien hatching. Less is more when the humor is so satisfyingly on-point. How does your mind work in these ways?? Super big high five to you from Atlanta.

  21. Louise
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    Is anybody else seeing the vagina? Especially with the red wall behind her.

  22. lori
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    This is SPOT ON Swinton! The hem is by design – earthlings clearly don’t deserve nor would understand seeing her feet. I love the above comment about the steel Segway. When teleportation is a bit “too” much – Segway is how it gets done.

  23. La Fifie
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    Kind of a cross between an intergalactic bellhop and garage mechanic!!

  24. liz_bee
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    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

  25. Steph
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    She looks like the head flight attendant on a really awesome space airline. I want a first-class ticket on that.

  26. Lauren
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    I needed this so badly today. The world can’t be all wrong when SWINTON is SO VERY RIGHT.

  27. TaraMisu
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    This is seriously awesomely SWINTON. Who else could wear this and look fab? And the look on her face is priceless…. she’s like “Look at me Fugnation. Look and weep in amazement”

  28. The Fugger
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    Heather, Heather. (And SWINTON.)

    My birthday isn’t for another five days.

  29. vandalfan
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    Bowling pin? Bottle of milk? Only Herself can wear this.

  30. corriner
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    She’s like an impeccably tailored alien overlord. I gladly bow down at the alter of SWINTON.

    This is terrifying/hilarious/AWESOME all at once. SWINTON!

  31. IvyBlue
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    IT’S A JUMPSUIT !!

  32. Ann
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    Swinton needs to do an action movie PRONTO.

  33. Anne B
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    Mere humans wear jumpsuits made of fabric. SWINTON wears jumpsuits made of pearl dust and prayers.

    I adore her. <3

  34. Bambi Anne Dear
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    She really is in a class of her own. But I’m not sold on the hidden shoes.

  35. deee
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    Good God. Where does one get the cojones to think they can pull off this sack of tailored crazy and then actually pull it off? She needs to share her secret. The world would be a much better place.

  36. Janneke
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    Only SWINTON would make you let her get away with a jumpsuit without feet. And boy, does she know it – that look is SO justified. You should turn this one into a little competition on what she’s thinking!

  37. Dessy Buchari
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    yeah SWINTON!!!

  38. vhary
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