Fashion Week’s craziest moment wasn’t at the Kanye West show it was in Brooklyn Supreme Court, where a drug suspect who had been banned from reading Talmudic quotations at a pre-trial hearing showed up in an outfit made entirely out of religious texts.
Aaron Akaberi donned a shirt Wednesday that he had personally fashioned from newsprint pages covered in the holy Hebrew writings of the late Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson.
He accessorized with a hat made out of white paper bearing religious passages, including the Ten Commandments, which, in an apparent nod to this spring’s minimalist trend–and The Seven Laws of Noah– had been edited down to just seven.
The ensemble wasn’t meant to impress Anna Wintour it was a rebuke to Judge Martin Murphy, who had refused to let Akaberi read passages from his Jewish texts into the court record at an earlier pre-trial hearing.
“The Judge wouldn’t let me read my ‘Chayenu’ in court, so I decided to wear it, said the 30-year-old Akaberi, 30, who is charged with possession of cocaine, LSD, marijuana, MDMA, and other “dangerous substances.”
“There’s a new ‘Chayenu’ each week, so I have to reconstruct the piece for each appearance.”
While Akaberi later told The Post he was simply “silently” reading his texts as he waited for “courtroom pomp and circumstance,” court sources disputed that account–confirming he had recited passages before the judge.
Despite being all dressed up, Akaberi had nowhere to ago, as his hearing was adjourned to a later date.
The Brooklyn man has a colorful history of being involved in bizarre incidents.
He was booted from the United States Air Force Academy because of his strict adherence to “Aaronism,” had prevented him from participating in training, sources said.
Akaberi then made headlines in 2006 when he went on a a 12-day hunger strike at Binghamton University to protest not being given food complaint with the Rastafarian faith which was his next religion of choice.
He even got mocked in segment of the “The Daily Show” with Jon Stewart.
Law enforcement sources now describe Akaberi as “extremely dangerous” and a “manipulative psychopath.”
Akaberi declined to discuss his current legal situation with The Post, only reiterating that he pleaded “not guilty.”