03/28/2008 02:45 am ET Updated Nov 17, 2011

Which Band Inspired Gucci's Men's Line?

Fashion designers are frequently accused of having a very narrow definition of beauty. And going by the models they hire to wear their wares, who are all Caucasian, under 23 and with a body mass that wouldn't put up much of a fight against a pillowcase, then yes, there might be some merit to the complaint.

But designers also have the most remarkable ability to find intriguing qualities in unlikely individuals. Which brings us to Eugene Hutz. Um, who? Young Eugene is, according to the folk at Gucci no less, the most hep cat on the boardwalk.