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A Horror-Movie Maker Blends 90s Grunge with 70s Sleaze

Source: Chicago Reader
by Isa Giallorenzo
June 06, 2015

Street View is a fashion series in which Isa Giallorenzo spotlights some of the coolest styles seen in Chicago.

Matt Kasin was hanging out in Logan Square on a break from organizing his fundraiser, aptly scheduled for June 6 at 6 PM. The Columbia film alum—aka "Gaudy God"—is trying to raise money for his horror movie entitled Edie's Dress, a tale about a dead woman obsessed with the frock she wore most of her life. Matt himself is no stranger to being seriously attached to a garment, especially family heirlooms like his grandfather's watch and ring, which he's sporting in the picture above. He describes his style as "a little 90s grunge with some 70s sleaze; easy, throw-on-and-go horror movie T-shirts, short shorts, platforms, lots of gold jewelry, with my hair and mustache completing the look." Follow him on Instagram at @gaudygod.