Astronaut Buzz Aldrin Models Mars-Themed Clothes for Fashion Week

Wednesday, 01 February 2017 - 8:31PM
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Wednesday, 01 February 2017 - 8:31PM
Astronaut Buzz Aldrin Models Mars-Themed Clothes for Fashion Week
Aldrin on the Moon - NASA

Fashion is truly made for the stars these days, or at least the people who've traveled among them. Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the Moon, has taken to the runway for a New York Fashion Week show by designer Nick Graham.

Sporting a silver jacket that he dubbed "Mars-friendly," Aldrin was the interesting choice of model for the "Life on Mars: Fall-Winter 2035" collection. Graham called it Mars-themed clothes inspired by astronaut gear that Aldrin wore, with the end result appealing to both space explorers and those who simply want to enjoy a night out on the town, even one nearly 250 million miles away. Aldrin, a noted advocate for Mars exploration, served as the evening's rousing finale.



While his vocal support of Mars travel was a major reason for strutting it, he also gave the following explanation to WWD:
Opening quote
"I've walked on the Moon, so how hard can it be to walk in a fashion show. Nick's collection is very Mars-friendly and every astronaut should look their best when they land there."
Closing quote

Among the other highlights of the night, Bill Nye "The Science Guy" acted as host and narrator for the event, while walking in some similar silver clothes himself. In addition to having been one of only 12 men to walk on the Moon, Aldrin is also the oldest person to set foot on the South Pole, but had to cut his trip short when he fell ill.

Aldrin is among the biggest supporters of NASA's mission to land humans on Mars by 2035 and is still extremely active at 86 years old. He intends to see that mission completed, even if modeling is one way to go about it.
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