Dressed Not to Be Killed

Colombian designer Miguel Caballero is building a thriving business as the world's only producer of "designer bulletproof fashion"

Caballero's latest bulletproof designs.

For the English socialite worried about getting shot, oversize paramilitary gear simply won't do. Fortunately, London's superrich can now maintain their security without sacrificing style. On July 14, Miguel Caballero, the world's only producer of "designer bulletproof fashion," started selling his high-security garments at posh London department store Harrods. His new collection includes blazers, raincoats and suede jackets, some replete with a comforting stab-proof lining. Customers get to select from three levels of ballistic protection. For instance, a polo shirt that can withstand a slug from a 9-mm revolver costs roughly $7,500; a version for about $9,800 protects wearers from automatic...

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