Fashion week showcases a fresh approach to styling where designers execute progressive and creative thinking. These runway displays are a great way to showcase fashion trends you might otherwise miss. However, these runways are also famous for giving the industry some shocking fashion moments. It happens. Sometimes it’s intentional, sometimes it’s accidental.
Fashion shows, where models present the latest collections from popular designers, have a history of making news over time. Want to learn more about the most shocking fashion moments of all time that made headlines? we have you covered.
See the most shocking fashion moments that blew everyone away
Teletubbies on the runway at London Fashion Week
Used by Bobby Avery, the star of London Fashion Week. teletubbies (1997) was used as the inspiration for his SS18 collection in 2017. In addition to the life-size Dipsy captivating audiences with her fun moves, models also walked the runway in a variety of dizzying hairstyles, paying homage to the classic TV show character. Models such as Kit Butler and Jonah his barjack sported distinctive spiky hairstyles with the help of colorful elastic bands. In other instances, models wore wigs designed to look like Teletubbies’ recognizable headpieces.
Joan of Arc Finale by Alexander McQueen
Alexander McQueen’s Fall 1998 collection had a brooding feel to it, as it was inspired by Joan of Arc and the Murder of the Romanovs. Several models appeared wearing her gown in chainmail to match the Joan of Arc motif, while the color scheme emphasized Brad’s reds, blacks and silvers. The model, who also had no eyebrows and had bleached blonde hair in a medieval style, wore blood-red contacts her lenses.
The final model was surrounded by a ring of flame and wore a scarlet dress covered with beadwork to hide her face. I drew a figure.
Rick Owens human backpack on the runway
The American designer’s Spring 2016 collection at Paris Fashion Week (2015) featured stunning garments made of sculptural silk ghazals and draped organza, but with a twist. The model came with a human backpack. belt. According to the designer, his collection was about nutrition, sisterhood/motherhood, and regeneration, along with women raising women, women becoming women, and women supporting women.
Controversial designs by Gucci
A black knitted turtleneck sweater labeled Wool Balaclava Jumper from Gucci’s Fall/Winter 2018 collection has been removed from stores by the Italian luxury retailer. The USD 890 sweater was first unveiled on the runway. It had a black rolled neck and a large red lip framing the mouth hole. Many criticized the vintage ski mask-inspired garment launched during Black History Month.
Fashion devotees called it a racist tale promoted by Gucci.
Curley faces massive backlash
At the 2012 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, the “Calendar Girls” section was skipped by a month and had only 11 people. This happened because Karlie Kloss wore animal print underwear, turquoise jewelry and a long feather headdress. It was quite horrifying to see her headpiece, commonly known as a war bonnet, worn as a costume when she was a child. Accordingly, the year was shortened to 11 months, and both VS and Kloss (representing November) expressed their disappointment.
No age limit on the runway
Italian model Benedetta Barzini, 73, was chosen by Simone Rocha to walk the Fall/Winter 2017 runway in London, proving there is no upper age limit for models. The collection celebrated the power and ingenuity of women throughout her life.
It became the talk of the town and was a once-in-a-lifetime moment for models like Marie-Sophie Carr and Barzini.
PETA on the Victoria’s Secret runway
In 2002, as Gisele Bündchen strode down the runway for the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, PETA protesters stormed the stage brandishing posters reading “Giselle: Furry Scum.” The demonstration was in response to information that Bündchen had secured a deal with furrier Blackgama for her. Bündchen, who has shown her famous runway swagger with complete composure despite the whole situation, believes this gate crash is what inspired her to drop her furry campaign after her death. increase.
when an angel descends
In 2014, taller model Elsa Hosk clashed with Grande when Ariana Grande appeared on the VS stage. It was a real collision because it hit an angel wing. The humorous incident wasn’t aired on television because the show was actually double-shot to catch the error.
Naomi Campbell’s iconic fall
At Vivienne Westwood’s Fall/Winter 1993 show, Naomi made headlines when she fell while wearing extremely high platform heels. When the supermodel suffered a dramatic fall on the runway, she wore a pink feather boa with a plaid skirt, platforms, but she laughed, shrugged her shoulders, and stood up again. finished her walk.
Madonna’s skimpy outfit
To raise funds for AIDS, a serious health crisis, Gaultier organized a fashion event in 1992 in honor of amfAR (American Foundation for AIDS Research). But the most shocking fashion moment came when Madonna walked down the runway and unzipped her fitted blazer to reveal an outfit complete with a framed bra that exposed her breasts.
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