Wednesday, January 16, 2008

At Marni…Disco Helmet, Milano


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  1. Anonymous

    January 16, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    Cant say I love the look overall but I would love to own that helmet.

  2. Anonymous

    January 16, 2008 at 5:07 pm

    I love the combination of textures! I need a sequined helmet now.

  3. angepete

    January 16, 2008 at 5:07 pm

    No. Way. I have no reason to wear a helmet, not having a Vespa, but oh how I covet that insane headgear…

  4. Sara

    January 16, 2008 at 5:09 pm

    I find it ironic that the only time you post a picture of someone wearing a helmet, they are not riding a bike! Great picture Sart!

  5. Mervis

    January 16, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    the coat! the helmet! i love them both. or is the coat a sweater?? no matter. the piping, the lines, the texture played against the disco ball helmet are wonderful.

    if the whole ensemble didn’t resemble pjs and a robe, i might love it more.

  6. Brice P

    January 16, 2008 at 5:35 pm

    LCD Soundsystem would be so proud.

  7. adam

    January 16, 2008 at 5:53 pm

    jacket is dope, thats all i got

  8. Ads

    January 16, 2008 at 5:57 pm

    I love it! So so cool..

  9. McTickle

    January 16, 2008 at 6:21 pm

    WOW! In Milan even their “special” citizens are stylish! Great find Scott!

  10. Anne

    January 16, 2008 at 6:32 pm

    This is the single coolest thing I have seen on The Sartorialist or any other street fashion site, ever. No exaggeration. I want to fly to Milan and steal it.

  11. Anonymous

    January 16, 2008 at 6:37 pm

    Yikes. The only thing I like here is the coat. Wearing a disco ball and pajamas is only acceptable when your five years old and going trick-or-treating.

  12. aggy

    January 16, 2008 at 7:05 pm

    Cool, adds edge to the outfit. But I want to know- male or female?

    Also, the woman pulling the cart in the background is another chic Milanese older woman. I’ve been to Milan, but it was in the summer, and didn’t get the full effect of the style of these older Milanese women in the hot weather. Now I know where Muiccia Prada gets her esthetic, one which I love.

  13. kat

    January 16, 2008 at 7:20 pm

    i would wear that helmet all day long if i had one.

  14. adil sg

    January 16, 2008 at 7:22 pm

    i want one like that..

    adil sg

  15. agrasshopper

    January 16, 2008 at 7:28 pm

    I’m usually paranoid to ride on a motorbike but if someone hands me THAT helmet, you can take me anywhere you want, for as long as you like!

  16. odilean

    January 16, 2008 at 7:35 pm

    this is such a typical milan street. and this figure, juxtaposed on that background, with all of the texture and patterning of what she is wearing…with the helmet reflecting the grays of the sky…its just perfect.

  17. Snobber

    January 16, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    ha! this looks like my outfit when i go out on a cold day to do my laundry. (sans helmet, of course)

  18. Breezy

    January 16, 2008 at 7:53 pm

    pretty awesome! i wonder if it was manufactured or homemade. I also wonder if this would be distracting to other motorists:

    “what’s that shiny thing ahead? agh! my eyes!” …crash.

  19. Stacy

    January 16, 2008 at 8:12 pm

    I love it. Period.

  20. Lizou

    January 16, 2008 at 8:21 pm

    the helmet is funky and so unexpected! those pants however, really remind me of pajama pants and those people who roll out of bed in college and go straight to class..

  21. Kanani

    January 16, 2008 at 8:24 pm

    A disco ball for the biker bar!

  22. Anonymous

    January 16, 2008 at 8:26 pm

    ET from Varginha!

  23. deedee

    January 16, 2008 at 8:31 pm


  24. Elizabeth

    January 16, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    Haha. I had to enlarge it to see why it is “disco.” If it weren’t for the helmet, the coat would get a lot of attention.

    Viva the road less traveled.

  25. pearlescent

    January 16, 2008 at 10:38 pm

    LOL great helmet! Love the structure of the coat

  26. caitlin

    January 16, 2008 at 10:59 pm


  27. Jonny

    January 16, 2008 at 11:20 pm


  28. Anonymous

    January 16, 2008 at 11:38 pm


  29. The Casanova Peasant

    January 17, 2008 at 12:09 am

    Is there an excuse for this? I’d like to hear one.

  30. maryam

    January 17, 2008 at 12:34 am

    lord! i want it!

    aside from that — pyjama pants?

  31. Morty

    January 17, 2008 at 12:55 am

    Is the helmet only a show-piece? If so, this outfit makes no sence. Why on earth wear that mix? And again those too long pants. UGH !

  32. vintagent

    January 17, 2008 at 1:28 am

    Disco ball helmet – YES!
    Interesting coat – yes.
    Jammy pants dragging on the wet sidewalk – augh!
    As a motorcyclist, I’ve got to find who made that helmet. Today I bought a new old stock 70′s gold metalflake Buco helmet, but this disco ball takes the cake.

  33. philip

    January 17, 2008 at 2:00 am

    You know, I could really see myself in that helmet.
    sorry. . .someone had to say it.

  34. Shannon

    January 17, 2008 at 2:22 am

    This is a one of a kind look…

  35. stitchin-witch

    January 17, 2008 at 2:35 am

    Headgear made out of a disco ball! Very far outtt…

  36. MR style

    January 17, 2008 at 2:48 am

    haha that’s cool dude !!! what a funny thing !! who said fashion was just about being serious ?!!

  37. Diana

    January 17, 2008 at 2:54 am

    …And in the background the next milanese woman!!!!!

  38. Marcelo

    January 17, 2008 at 3:18 am


  39. Anonymous

    January 17, 2008 at 3:39 am

    Wow, THIS os COOL!!!
    Scott, You have to ask her, where I can get one. This is the style item for spring 08, definately
    Great inspiration, Michael

  40. Anonymous

    January 17, 2008 at 3:40 am

    i only like his helmet, kind of RAF-esk

  41. Gabriela

    January 17, 2008 at 3:43 am

    That helmet! Oh la la!

  42. Anonymous

    January 17, 2008 at 4:02 am

    helmet and pajamas seem to hv some connection wired through that piping on the coat

  43. Joy Burns

    January 17, 2008 at 8:46 am

    I think i´m gonna buy a helmet right now.Fantastic!!!

  44. liz

    January 17, 2008 at 8:50 am

    Wow!pretty cool!I´m going to buy such a helmet right now.

  45. Anonymous

    January 17, 2008 at 10:17 am

    Hey Lady – take me to your leader!

  46. Shaina

    January 17, 2008 at 11:08 am

    amazing! i want to follow this person around, pointing a laser beam at their head at all times. disco parties everywhere!

  47. Anonymous

    January 17, 2008 at 11:31 am

    What’s the deal with Marni? Is this where all the “most fashionable” people in the world hang out? Love the jacket and helmet!!


  48. the devil wears h&m

    January 17, 2008 at 11:37 am

    Love the helmet
    Love the coat
    hideous pants

    where’s the face?

  49. Chrissy

    January 17, 2008 at 12:42 pm

    That disco-ball helmet, besides looking swank, also offers 2 kinds of protection: it will protect the wearer from those intrusive satellites and radio-waves that are recording all our thoughts and making improper suggestions, and it protects all of us from the wearer’s evil schemes for world domination. Fashion, safety and protection for all – what more could we ask for?!

  50. Anonymous

    January 17, 2008 at 1:30 pm

    Oh. My. God!!! This is one of the best things I’ve seen yet. What a wonderful find. That helmut and that coat! So fabulous! At first I wasn’t feeling the pants, but another poster mentioned how it gives the whole look a hint of pj w/ robe, and I love that! A bit of wit to it. I still don’t like the length of the pant though, would think the bottoms must be getting wet and dirty.

  51. Anonymous

    January 17, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    i think world would be a better place if everybody wore metallic disco helmets…and i dont mean fashion wise!

  52. ber

    January 17, 2008 at 1:50 pm

    *laughs out loud* what is it? ‘bananas in pajamas’ meet ‘daft punk’??????

  53. Anonymous

    January 17, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    Loving the helmet!


  54. Darling Moon

    January 17, 2008 at 4:11 pm

    Surely that thing is a traffic hazard. Awfully cool, though.

  55. Anonymous

    January 17, 2008 at 4:58 pm


  56. Anonymous

    January 17, 2008 at 5:24 pm

    I hate to nit pick some of the comments above, but…
    Those are not jammy bottoms, but only- in -milano good wool pantsn also note the color of the shoes and the scarf and the fab coat-see what the Sartorialist sees!

  57. Anonymous

    January 18, 2008 at 8:40 am

    Here’s something to broaden your horizons! It does my heart much good to see a helmet that is not purely utilitarian. There should be more whimsy put into protective headgear, including construction hard hats, for that matter.

  58. Anonymous

    January 18, 2008 at 8:51 am

    Hello. I am visiting from Mars.

  59. Diane

    January 18, 2008 at 9:19 am

    This helmet reminds me of a Volkswagen Rabbit convertible I used to see here in Dallas. It was originally white, but it was (eventually) completely covered in red artificial roses. I irrationally and unreasonably loved that car. I even loved it in the inbetween stages as it was slowly covered.

    I love this helmet the same way. I must be a reincarnated racoon, or crow or something.

  60. S.

    January 23, 2008 at 1:01 pm

    Tell me where I can get one?!

  61. susan

    January 27, 2008 at 4:51 am

    Ah, this is the kind of photo that makes the Sartorialist blog stand out! Thank you!

    And I agree that s/he looks like s/he’s wearing pajamas, but for some reason it looks right with that oddball helmet. (Like something out of a 1970′s comedy?) Thank goodness for people who get silly with pinache.

  62. double negative

    January 28, 2008 at 2:47 am

    Can I marry this person? I don’t mind relocating to Milan…

  63. cigalechanta

    January 28, 2008 at 11:18 am

    I’d like that coat for myself!

  64. Anonymous

    January 29, 2008 at 10:01 am

    The helmet looks like something Swedish designer Sandra Backlund did a couple of years ago from the collection “diamond cut diamond”.

  65. hoi polloi

    January 30, 2008 at 1:45 pm

    The Eagle Has Landed

  66. Anonymous

    February 10, 2009 at 1:26 am

    DISCO HELMUT ON EBAY !!! Noticed many folks mentioned they would have one if they could… Here’s MY chance… I’m going for it !!

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