I remember seeing these Roach Brooches on America’s Next Top Model a few years ago. Can you imagine wearing a huge roach on your person, crawling around on its golden leash at will?
They are Madagascar Cockroaches (sorry NYC roaches), but with NYC being a mainstay in the Fashion Industry I though for sure I would see people wearing them. Now after a few years it seems as though it hasn’t caught on, and this website hasn’t been updated since 2008.
Roaches are out of fashion in NYC, but I did see a shirt in a store a few years ago with roaches silk-screened subtly on the shirt within the design of the fabric. The shirt was quite fashionable, and when I finally noticed the roaches I jumped, and then I laughed.