10 of the Most Bizarre Gowns We’ve Ever Seen

Here at Flavorpill, we tend to like our fashion with a healthy dash of surreality — at least when we’re daydreaming about our ideal wardrobes. Crazy, absurd gowns, whether created as fine art or for genuine wearability, are nothing new (Austen Scarlett, we’re looking at you), but we’ve been stumbling across them so much lately that we thought we’d take a look at some of our favorites of the genre. Just for the record: we’re discounting celebrity outfits, or Lady Gaga and Nicki Minaj would have the whole list to themselves. After all, they have people designing them clothing expressly to be as outrageous as possible, which is totally cheating. Click through to see our round up of a few of the most bizarre gowns we’ve ever seen — and then add to our collection in the comments!

Last month, Finnish artist Aamu Song’s enormous gown, made out of 1,800 feet of wool and featuring 238 pockets big enough for a human to crawl inside, was exhibited at York Hall as part of London Design Week. Human-sized pockets? Someone is reading our minds. [Images via Co.Design]