But when I read this story (albeit a week late), I totally thought to myself “Clothes made from sugar? Sweet!”

See, I saw this:

The one-of-a-kind outfits created by big name designers Oscar de la Renta, Stephen Burrows, Elisa Jimenez, and others included a strapless beige ball gown, a cream baby-doll dress with ribbon and sheer overlay, and a pink and yellow taffeta skirt with a silver recycled polyester bustier.

And then I sort of skipped down here:

Other items on display at the fashion show included a men’s transparent dress shirt, a hooded pink floral fleece sweater, a blue blazer, and a strapless black dress.

And then I read the part about fermented corn sugar … blah, blah … polymer … blah, blah … “versatile fiber that can be made to have the appearance of silk, polyester, leather, or elastic” … blah, blah … So, what you’re telling me is these models are not covered in sugar like designer Peep action-figures? Blah.

But seriously, I guess it’s a good sign that an alternative to silk and leather and other destructive fashion materials is being given some attention. Though I would rethink those transparent men’s dress shirts.