Even Lady Gaga can't make space age fashions cool again. She wore a bubble dress based on Pierre Cardin's designs last year, making waves. But when Cardin tried to bring back space-age fashions at Paris Fashion Week, but people sneered.

The New York Times sums up the response to Cardin's space-age collection, which included silver jumpsuits, Star Trek dresses and weird/mod suits in bright neon colors. One blog writes: "Pierre Cardin's space-age outfits seemed futuristic in the 1960s. But when several dozen new versions took a spin down the Paris runway Wednesday, they looked like a retrospective." But the shiny clothing actually does look sort of cute, in a super-retro kind of way. Hipsters have embraced much weirder fashions of old, is all I'm saying.

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Space age fashion comeback crashes and burnsS

Space age fashion comeback crashes and burnsS

Space age fashion comeback crashes and burnsS

Space age fashion comeback crashes and burnsS

Space age fashion comeback crashes and burnsS

Space age fashion comeback crashes and burnsS

Space age fashion comeback crashes and burnsS

Space age fashion comeback crashes and burnsS

Space age fashion comeback crashes and burnsS

Space age fashion comeback crashes and burnsS