Fashion can be as funky as it can be fickle.
For decades, many designers—like the late Manfred Thierry Mugler—have pushed boundaries with their styles. At his fall/winter 1995 couture show during Paris Fashion Week, supermodel Nadja Auermann channeled a bionic fembot, thanks to one of his futuristic creations.
Or, remember the Gucci fall/winter 2018 show at Milan Fashion Week, when models walked the runway carrying a variety of curious accessories, such as a snake, a baby dragon figure and…a replica of their own severed head.
“We are the Dr. Frankenstein of our lives,” Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele told Vogue at the time. “There’s a clinical clarity about what I am doing. I was thinking of a space that represents the creative act. I wanted to represent the lab I have in my head. It’s physical work, like a surgeon’s.”
And sometimes, to get ahead of the competition, one must omit the head entirely when it comes to showcasing fashion. In 2020, the Paco Rabanne Ready to Wear spring/summer 2021 fashion show at Paris Fashion Week featured models wearing several styles that covered their entire faces.