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Paris Fashion Week: Hussein Chalayan

Hussein Chalayan is a designer to watch, and not just because his runway show featured self-undressing clothes. Yes, you heard me right: The Spring 2007 show from this Turkish-Cypriot designer at Paris Fashion Week featured apparel that opened and fell away on its own, leaving models standing on the runways in the buff. It was a technical marvel created by a special effects team who worked on Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

But amazingly, this parade of bells, whistles, and nudity didn't upstage the rest of Chalayan's collection. The clothes were a futuristic frenzy of foil-like fabrics, saucer-rimmed hats, and dresses constructed out of bubbles and beading. But between all the sci-fi were many wearable and stylish looks, including A-line dresses with sheer overlays in stunning color combinations. To see the collection,


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jennifer76 jennifer76 10 years
Some of those dresses are beautiful. But, the whole show sounds kind of gimmicky. Shouldn't the collection stand on its merits? Call me old school.
sanD13 sanD13 10 years
these models are twigs! what happened to healthy looking models like cindy crawford?
tabloidprincess tabloidprincess 10 years
It's like Haute Couture right?
Adriana42 Adriana42 10 years
well thats the whole point of fashion being creative..i think i want to wear that bubble dress on my wedding day :0)
t0xxic t0xxic 10 years
wow
Nan-Einhart Nan-Einhart 10 years
No wonder these models have drug issues. Wouldn't you have to be high to wear this and be happy about it?
BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 10 years
LMAO. She looks like a martian, or a lampshade, I can't decide
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