Last year, his menswear show centered on mostly nude bodybuilders, and past presentations have involved live science experiments, headdresses made from arugula, and gold spray-painted bananas worn as headbands. Paris sometimes seems like a contest to see which designer can be the most outlandish, and so far this year, Bernhard Willhelm is winning.
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Designer Bernhard Willhelm made his Paris Fashion Week show extremely memorable with models who gave the phrase "dude looks like a lady" a whole new meaning. On one side, models had demure, pulled-back hair and typically feminine makeup. But on the other, they looked more like Captain Jack Sparrow. Other models had half-mime, half-cartoon, or half-checkerboard faces as well. It was all very Victor/Victoria (or Two Face, if you prefer Batman to Julie Andrews), but Willhelm is known for his lavish, unconventional shows, so this is par for the course.