Buzz Aldrin Goes From Moonwalk to Catwalk

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( — February 2, 2017) — Buzz Aldrin is a former astronaut, a man who landed Apollo 11 on the Moon, on July 20, 1969. He walked on the surface of the Moon, just after Neil Armstrong, author of a legendary quote: “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”

Now, Buzz is 86-years-old, but that did not stop him from participating in the Men’s Fashion Week, held in New York City from January 30 to February 2.

The former astronaut, along with TV scientist, Bill Nye, starred in Nick Graham’s Life on Mars: Fall-Winter 2035 show on Tuesday.

Wearing a chrome bomber jacket, sneakers, a T-shirt bearing the phrase “Get your a** to Mars”, as well as plenty of multi-colored bracelets and rings, former astronaut closed out the fashion show. 

The audience in a hulking empty warehouse in New York was thrilled and welcomed the second man who walked on the moon with a long and thunderous applause. 

“I’ve walked on the Moon, so how hard can it be to walk in a fashion show,” Buzz said to the WWD, and added: “Nick’s collection is very Mars-friendly and every astronaut should look their best when they land there.”

The collection included a lot of high-shine metallic fabrics, rocket prints and flashing lapel pins. Designer said that this space-oriented formal wear would be handy for anyone who might find himself “lost in a Martian discotheque”.

Nick Graham also stated that he created a fashion line for the daily lifestyle of future residents of the red planet. He explained that he invited Buzz to be his guest on the show for the impact he’s had on the way we understand science and space. He added that other than Buzz being all about going to Mars, he is also “an amazing guy”.

“Mars is the new black!”, the designer said to Daily Mail.

Last month, Buzz Aldrin became the oldest person to reach the South Pole during a visit to Antarctic. 

He had to be evacuated during the trip due to a medical emergency, because he fell ill with congestion in his lungs. He was immediately evacuated to a hospital in New Zealand, but despite his medical troubles, Buzz said that the record setting excursion was worth the pain.