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Top of the flops.

THERE are some fashion ideas that have been a real bum steer.

Although most designers like to be a bit outrageous at times, there are some rather revealing fashion fads that just haven't taken off.

Even stick-thin models and handsome men can't make the ridiculous creations of some designers look any better.

John Paul Gaultier tried - and failed - to make porno chic hip with his 1998 collection. Even a good looking model couldn't carry off the look, which consisted of a fake moustache, a tight vest and a pair of girlie pants.

Neither did Chanel's 'micro' bikini, designed by Karl Lagerfeld in 1995. This consisted of a piece of string with two tiny circles to cover the nipples and a very tiny triangle to protect your modesty.

It was Alexander McQueen who brought us the first pair of bumsters but they didn't really take off either.

And now it's the turn of the bum cleavage trousers by Lee Cooper. Will they be a success? Watch this space.
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Publication:Wales On Sunday (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Sep 9, 2001
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