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Musician and 'House of Style' correspondent Pat Smear tours the Playboy Mansion with Ava Fabian in 1997.
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Season: 9 Episode: 59
Title: Swimsuit Edition
Original Airdate: 5/6/97
Appearances: Pat Smear, Cindy Crawford, Peter Beard


Pat Smear serves as host on this episode and we can see why considering he gets to visit the Playboy Mansion in the name of fashion. For this swimsuit episode, the Germs/Nirvana/Foo Fighters musician gallivants around Hef's grounds and the issue of style sort of goes out the window (or falls into the grotto) since no one is really wearing anything. We couldn't clear this segment because of the full frontal nudity on the entire cast and crew so take our word for it—everybody looked great! Actually, that's a bald-faced lie. We had clearance issues but maybe just go watch that one Entourage episode where Ari Gold wears pajamas under his suit to go the party at the mans. Or that one Sex And The City when Samantha buys a fake Fendi purse because it'll at least evoke the idea. Pat talks to Ava Fabian (Miss August 1986), Jessica Lee (Miss August 1996), Julie Cialini (Playmate of the Year, 1995), and Lisa Marie Scott (Miss February, 1995).


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Cindy Crawford visits the studio of artist Peter Beard in 1997.
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Cindy returns to interview the artist Peter Beard who is this mega-famous suave badass who likes to travel to Africa a bunch and basically has that debonair style that all heterosexual men idolize. He seems like the sort of guy who has the best chairs and owns a very expensive watch that would do well on a submarine. He's a little neo-colonial and obviously monied. He says things like, "primatava." LOL. He looks like he could fly a plane.

Born in New York, Beard is a diarist, collagist, collector, photographer and mixed media artist who has collaborated with numerous luminaries like Andy Warhol, Andrew Wyeth and Truman Capote. He's big into animal carcasses and was once gored by an elephant. Anyway, what he does in this segment is cover his head in blood and guts and makes Cindy help him make a print. No joke. You totally don't see it coming.



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