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VICE Fashion - The Big Douche Chill

At the funeral Karen is hurting so bad she decides to play the Stones on the church organ.
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Κείμενο Glynnis McDaris

PHOTOS: Glynnis McDaris STYLIST: Gia Bahm PHOTO ASSISTANT: Mike Spears STYLIST ASSISTANT: Camille Smith

MAKE-UP: Julie Tomlinson at Kramer and Kramer Agency, for Armani Cosmetics HAIR: Noah Hatton at Kramer and Kramer, for Cutler Redken Hair

PROP STYLING: Amy Henry MODELS: Erin, Jennifer, Mizuo, Lance, Alec, Keith. Special thanks to Pollock and Arthur Spiegel.

Stockists: Beacons Closet: 88 N. 11th St Brooklyn, NY 11211, 718 486 0816, Rejoice Exchange: 169 N. 9th St Brooklyn, NY 11211, 718 599 6646,

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Ghostown: 335 Grand St Brooklyn, NY 11211, 718 387 0990, Rabbits Vintage Select Shop: 120 Havemeyer St Brooklyn, NY 11211, 718 384 2181

Sam: Turquoise and silver wrist cuff available at Beacons Closet; jeans by APC; silver and gold belt buckle and vintage belt available at Rejoice Exchange; vintage red cowboy boots available at Rejoice Exchange. Karen: Grey Top by Mara Hoffman; black side panel trousers by United Bamboo. Nick: Button-up shirt by Crosby Hallen & Cobb; khaki slacks by Eddie Bauer. Sarah: Vintage top and sweater vest available at Beacons Closet; jeans by Built by Wendy. Harold: Blue button-up shirt by Rachel Comey; pants by Crosby Hallen & Cobb; bowling shoes available at Rejoice Exchange. Chloe: Vintage dress and suede knee high boots available at Rabbits Vintage Select Shop. Michael: Vintage button-up and topsiders available at Ghostown; khaki slacks by Eddie Bauer.

Alex being prepared for the wake. He killed himself. He was a brilliant scientist and a revolutionary but he was “too good for this world” so he did what all spoiled cowards do.
He killed himself. Vintage tie and belt available at Ghostown Vintage; Built by wendy shirt; suit by Harmon.

Now all his old douchebag pals have to come and pay their respects. They will cry and laugh and have a good look at their lives. Basically it will be one big chill. A chill that gives some of us douche chills. (Just in case you are completely clueless here,

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The Big Chill

was the definitive 80s boomer “poor me” movie, and a “douche chill” is that feeling you get when something really, really disgusts you. All caught up now?)

Sam the movie star took the next first class flight. He will be medicating himself with booze the whole way (poor guy).

Alex’s incredibly young girlfriend Chloe is going to finish her aerobics and then head over to the funeral. We’re not supposed to give a shit about her because she’s too young to contribute anything of value.

Vintage cross back leotard available at Beacons Closet; white tights available at Sockman.

Nick is really having trouble coping. He’s drinking and doing a lot of coke. Poor guy.

He’s also doing a lot of pharmaceuticals. They help him deal with his complex psyche.

Alex’s death has been very hard on Harold and Sam. Poor guys.

Sam: Button-up shirt by Lincoln Mayne; silver and gold belt buckle and vintage belt available at Rejoice Exchange; turquoise and silver wrist cuff available at Beacons Closet; suit jacket and tie by Harmon; pants by Rachel Comey. Harold: Vintage three piece suit available at Ghostown; button-up shirt by Lincoln Mayne; vintage tie available at Rejoice.

At the funeral Karen is hurting so bad she decides to play the Stones on the church organ. She chooses a song her generation associates with sadness, “You Can’t Always Get What You Want.”

Black dress by Shelly Steffee; 14K gold wishbone necklace by Kim Williamson for Dottyspeck.

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Sarah’s having a rough time because she had an affair with Alex once. Her husband Harold got over it but Sarah never did. Poor thing. She might even cry.

Harold: Vintage three piece suit available at Ghostown; button-up shirt by Lincoln Mayne; vintage tie available at Rejoice. Sarah: Grey with black polka dot jacket and pants by Afshin Feiz; vintage white button-up and maroon ascot available at Beacons Closet.

Sam (left) is talking to Michael (right) who writes for

People Magazine

. Michael knows

People

is lame and explains he’s getting out of the celebrity business. He later confides that there was always something in him “that made me want to go to Harlem and teach those ghetto kids.”

Sam: Button-up shirt by Lincoln Mayne; silver and gold belt buckle and vintage belt available at Rejoice Exchange; turquoise and silver wrist cuff available at Beacons Closet; suit jacket and tie by Harmon; pants by Rachel Comey. Michael: Suit and button-up shirt by Harmon.

Karen (right) is happy enough but she’d love to fuck movie star Sam. “But what about your husband?” Chloe asks. “Oh, he’d never fuck anyone else.” Karen replies, “He’s too scared of herpes.”

Chloe: Vintage dress available at Ghostown; suede knee high boots available at Rabbits Vintage Select Shop; acorn necklace by Matina available at The Good The Bad and The Ugly. Karen: Black dress by Shelly Steffee; 14K gold wishbone necklace by Kim Williamson for Dottyspeck; sheer black pantyhose available at Sockman.

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Nick is no rich kid. If he’s got a problem with his Porsche or whatever he’s going to fix it himself. That’s the way these guys roll.

Khakis by Eddie Bauer; vintage belt available at Now Playing; fine jersey leisure shirt by American Apparel; corduroy Jacket by APC.

Eventually Sarah breaks down. It’s not just losing the guy she fucked behind her husband’s back. It’s everything. Waaah. Later she will make herself feel better by letting her husband Harold fuck her best buddy Meg.

Chloe eavesdrops on the elders as they wax poetic about life. She recognizes that her elders are special and she can only hope to glean just a tiny morsel of their infinite wisdom (please God).

Brown longsleeve blouse by Afshin Feiz; blue pants with suspenders by Mara Hoffman.

So Sarah fucked Alex behind Harold’s back. Sarah doesn’t need men but she tried to fuck Sam last night to get his sperm. Karen’s bored of her husband so she’s going to fuck Sam. In fact, the only person in this movie that isn’t going to fuck everyone is Nick (left) who lost his penis in Vietnam.

Nick: Vintage button-up available at Now Playing; fine jersey short sleeve T-shirt by American Apparel; pants by ROB.

Karen: Maroon button-up by APC; pants by Original Penguin. Sarah: Dress by Zaldy; socks available at Sockman; sneakers by Nike. Sneakers on table by Adidas and Nike.

As they all reminisce and think about all the poor oppressed people they saved, some come to terms with the fact that “a lot of those people were scum.” Another admits that “some of us are scum.” Tough things to face. Eventually, Sarah sums it all up perfectly when she says, “I don’t know. I’d hate to think that it was all just … fashion.”

Chloe: Sweater by Tracy Reese; knickers by APC; suede knee high boots available at Rabbits Vintage Select Shop. Michael: Red button-up by Tsubi; black corduroy vest by Harmon; slacks by APC. Sarah: Striped sweater by Whim; gold slacks by Tracy Reese; knee high socks available at Sockman. Harold: Pants by Eddie Bauer; vintage striped button-up available at Beacons Closet; California fleece zip jogger by American Apparel; socks available at Sockman.Karen: Pink sweater by Rachel Comey; knit black pants by Whim.