Modeling Takes Beauty . . . and Mad Skills

Feb 28 2008 - 3:00pm

Who says models [1] are all beauty and no brains? Okay, I can't vouch for their brains, but I can prove that they have some mad skills. Wearing what looks like a suffocating bag around your face and having to walk down a long runway takes precision. Many models trip [2], even without such an obstacle, so I give the models who walked the Junya Watanabe Fall '08 show in Paris some respect. It looks like Paris [3] and London [4], namely the shows of Watanabe, Maison Martin Margiela, Rick Owens, and Gareth Pugh, proved to be the most taxing for the models. Then again, signing on to work with such avant-garde designers, they probably expected a bit (okay, a lot) of craziness. Could you do it?

To see some more freakish runway productions, .

(L-R: Antonio Berardi's heel-less platforms [5], Comme des Garcons Fall 2008, Rick Owens Fall 2008, Maison Martin Margiela Fall 2008, Gareth Pugh Fall 2008, Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2008)
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