J.Crew and the Case of the Hairy LegsSo it turns out that the new "look" featured on the image found on the Women's Shoes page (click here) was from wearing J.Crew's Lace Tights (Item 31350; $22.50) in Fawn. (The image is found on the top of this post.) This story has definitely traveled the web, including a spot on Perez Hilton's Coco Perez (click here) & the Huffington Post (click here).
By Maureen O'Connor
October 15, 2010
Preppy clothing enthusiasts recoiled today when J.Crew put a model with hippie-hairy legs on its website. Has J.Crew found its "inner feminist"? Is a disgruntled web designer playing pranks? We reveal the startling truth, after the jump.
None of the above: Turns out these tights replicate the exact texture and appearance of super-hairy legs. These will either become J.Crew's poorest-selling item, or best-selling— Halloween is coming, after all. Maybe they could market it as a sexy Chewbacca accessory?
Well J.Crew must have figured it out because they changed the photo for Women's Shoes (where this all started) to showcase the tights in Black. Smart move J.Crew, smart move. But alas, it's too late. ;)
What are your thoughts on the tights? Did you think the hosiery made the model look like she had not shaved in a year? ;)