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December 20, 2005

The centre cannot hold


First worn to a Tarts, Nerds and Tourists fancy dress party, Kylie Minogue's stylist ransacked her closet for them the day before her "Spinning Around" video shoot. Purchased for 50p at an Oxfam charity shop, insured for 1m and now touring Australia: Kylie's famous gold hotpants are said to be unraveling.

The shorts are being transported in a climate-controlled glass case but they are so delicate now, handlers must move them wearing white gloves, the Sunday Mirror reported.

"The pants just can't take any unnecessary strain," said a spokeswoman at Powerhouse museum in Sydney. "The gold coating lifts off every time they are touched."

All should note my restraint in foregoing comment on that last bit.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at December 20, 2005 08:44 AM

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I think CNN's nitwit style show had a segment about the wardrobe tour a few months ago; they said then that the hot pants were fraying. Glad they've got specialists on the case.

Posted by: Sean Kinsell [TypeKey Profile Page] at December 20, 2005 06:51 PM

She could buy another pair.

Posted by: JohnAnnArbor [TypeKey Profile Page] at December 20, 2005 07:13 PM