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Muppets invade Castelbajac show

 A model presents a creation by French fashion designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac for his Fall-Winter 2009-2010 ready-to-wear collection, Tuesday, M...
 A model presents a creation by French fashion designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac for his Fall-Winter 2009-2010 ready-to-wear collection, Tuesday, M...

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A model presents a creation by French fashion designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac for his Fall-Winter 2009-2010 ready-to-wear collection, Tuesday, M...

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A model presents a creation by French fashion designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac for his Fall-Winter 2009-2010 ready-to-wear collection, Tuesday, M...

Muppets ran amok at the Jean-Charles de Castelbajac show on Tuesday, their googly-eyed faces emblazoning sheath dresses and sharp suits while their stuffed bodies became muffs or even a Kermit the Frog rock star shaggy coat.
The whimsical French designer also sent out looks that layered long locks of blond hair beneath clear plastic and a snarling tiger bubble skirt that looked it had swallowed the model up to her thighs.
"I like to take institutions and shake them up," Castelbajac told reporters in a backstage interview, adding that he considered his winter 2010 pret-a-porter collection was made up of "classic looks that are a bit off."
That was the understatement of the century.
OK, a sequin dress with Animal's red furry faces splashed across it _ that's a "bit off."
But an oversized glam rock coat made entirely from Kermit the Frog stuffed animals? Well, that's off the charts.
Other demented-but-brilliant pieces included a leopard print hooded jacket with a collar of sharp white teeth and a sweaterdress with a knitted horse, its silky mane running down the sleeve.
With its absurd inventiveness and rainbow of saturated colors, Catelbajac's show was a welcome respite from the parade of sober black looks that dominated other Paris catwalks.
As the Castelbajac models took a final spin around the runway, they showered the audience with fake dollar bills with President Obama's face replacing that of George Washington. A guest dressed in an orange panda costume cheered them on.


Updated : 2021-04-15 06:47 GMT+08:00