It’s one of the hottest tickets in town. The biannual sold-out Bench Body fashion show is a spectacle that combines the over-the-top glitz of a Victoria’s Secret fashion show with the drama of Cirque du Soleil and the raunchiness of a Chippendales’ performance.
For many men and women — Philippine celebrities, socialites and movie actors, as well as Asian pop stars and Brazilian models — to be part of a Bench Body show is a coveted invitation, signaling one’s desirability and marketability; after all, you need to have killer abs and heaps of self-confidence to parade down the runway in the skimpiest of underwear in front of tens of thousands of spectators.
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A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"