Fan Fare

Entertainment behind the scenes

Dare to wear a “mankini” this summer?

June 24, 2008

borat.jpgmankini.jpgBlame Borat! The fictional reporter played by British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen made “mankinis,” or skimpy V-shaped thongs, famous in a publicity stunt at the Cannes film festival to promote his hit movie “Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan.”

It probably wasn’t British designer Alexander McQueen’s intention that his latest men’s beachwear on the catwalk in Milan prompted comparisons with Borat’s alarming lime-green creation, but perhaps it was inevitable.

Post Your Comment

We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a comment that you believe is irrelevant or inappropriate, you can flag it to our editors by using the report abuse links. Views expressed in the comments do not represent those of Reuters. For more information on our comment policy, see http://blogs.reuters.com/fulldisclosure/2010/09/27/toward-a-more-thoughtful-conversation-on-stories/
  •