karl lagerfeld pony

Has the Internet’s obsession with ponies, bronies and Karl Lagerfeld gone TOO FAR? Has the merger of fashion and ponies created “fonies?”

No. Probably not. There is no such thing as “too far.” Hell, I’d say that Karl Lagerfeld pony brought to us by Mari Kasurinen is on a mission to civilize.

Mari says “My art represents what I have seen so far. I was looking for a way to express myself concerning today’s materialism and individualism. I was very interested in the whole customisation phenomenon; how you can get anything done just for you. What does it tell about people’s self image today if even your credit card can’t look like your neighbours one? When we surround ourselves with things that are and look just the way we want them to, what does it mean? Do we think that by that we can somehow exist more? To be what we individually are, even more? Is it a new way to use power and control on other people? Today a new competition has started – You have to know who you are and what you want. And you have to do it better, bigger and faster than anyone else.”

Mari, these ponies are not big. They are little.

So, I say My Little Lagerfeld is reminding us how easy it is for us to put on sunglasses and be svelte since we have opposable thumbs, unlike him. This pony is some kind of hero. There’s also a My Little Gaga:

my little gaga mari

But I’m not quite sure what the message there is. Dress your show-horses in meat and diamonds, I guess.

Pictures via Mari Kasurinen