Horror Eleganza – Lord & Taylor “Killer Fashion”

In 2009, Details magazine, fashion brand Lord & Taylor, and Showtime collaborated in order to stage an event that would call attention to the upcoming 4th season of the hit horror series Dexter.

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The promotion would eventually include fashion prize packages, complete with previous seasons of Dexter on DVD, as well as a grand prize to head down to the killer’s home city of Miami for a weekend getaway. 

Naturally, there was some minor negative feedback about the event, with various groups and persons believing it promoted violence, specifically against women (since only a woman is shown as the victim in the press shots). 

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The window displays seemed more toned down however, instead simply just mimicking themes and scenes naturally found in the show each season; from suspect lineups to crime scenes to a “family” set-up complete with a butcher’s knife stabbed into a pie. 

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Clothing seemed not to have been specifically made for or cross-branded with the show, but rather just part of Lord & Taylor’s preexisting seasonal collection. 


And who ever said fashion couldn’t be murder? 

(Thanks to loquat73’s own blog post about the event, and for capturing the window displays).


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