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Behold Subway's Sandwich-Inspired Fashion Show

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Subway is now taking the phrase "sandwich artist" to a new level: The sandwich chain held a fashion show at New York City's Fashion Week featuring food-inspired designs. According to New York Daily News, the chain asked up-and-coming designers and students from the Fashion Institute of Technology to create outfits "inspired by vegetables found at Subway restaurants." Yes: The chain seriously asked designers to make dresses using banana peppers as their muse.

Perhaps even more ridiculous than the actual concept are the outfit descriptions by the NYDN reporter: "As the lights dimmed, the first model laced in lettuce-looking ruffles donned a fierce olive green frock followed by a red haute tomato-inspired dress." The star of the show, however, was a black, white, and purple dress that had "so many different colors and layers just like a real onion."

Surprisingly, this isn't the first time Subway has flexed its questionable fashion muscles. Styleite writes that last season, the chain also held a show where designers were asked to make dresses out of items like salad bowls, napkins, and most incredibly, plastic Subway bags. The winner of this year's Project Subway competition took home $1,000 and their design will be displayed in the chicest spot imaginable: a New York City Subway location.

· Subway Fashion Show [NYDN]
· We Went to a Subway Fashion Show [Styleite]
· All Subway Coverage on Eater [-E-]

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