Starbucks is turning the big 4-0. And to commemorate the big birthday it has asked fashion designers, Alexander Wang, Billy Reid and Sophie Theallet, to create a limited edition t-shirt for the coffee maker. The designers were recipients of the past three annual Council of Fashion Designers of America/Vogue Fashion Fund awards.
Wang's design is definitely getting the most attention. It's a white T-shirt that has coffee stains down the front.
"When Starbucks and the CFDA approached us with this project, the first thing we thought of what everyone tries to avoid spilled coffee on a t-shirt," Wang said, according to website PopSop.com . "This turned into the design, hoping people would have fun with it."
Oh and the cost to look like a sloppy mess, $85!
And as its gift, Starbucks is pocketing all of the money. According to Shine staff writer, Joanna Douglas, "Starbucks tries to act like they did some great thing by selecting Vogue Fashion Fund award winners to make these t-shirts. The Vogue Fashion Fund gives annual grants to support emerging designers. But Alexander Wang is now a well established, successful designer and NONE of the proceeds of these expensive t-shirts go to anything other than Starbucks."
Would you buy this shirt?
Viewers serve up their thoughts on Facebook:
Ricks Piano Bar writes: "Depends if their "birthday" money is going towards a benefit of some kind. Otherwise, no."
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Starbucks is celebrating its 40th birthday by selling T-Shirts designed by Alexander Wang, with coffee stains already on them.
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