Sneak Peek: Butt Implants, 'Cocaine' on the Runway, Lingerie Fashion Shows and More From Vice's Look Inside Colombia Fashion Week

About a month ago, we told you about Fashion Week Internationale, Vice's new web series, in which intrepid reporter/Karlie Kloss doppelganger Charlet Duboc explores all those other fashion weeks that take place around the world. The very entertaining and eye-opening Pakistan and Full-Figured fashion weeks have already aired (you can watch those here), but we are especially fascinated by this week's episode: Colombia Fashion Week. We got a sneak peek of the episode and from beginning to end, it does not disappoint. It begins with a song in which the phrase "spank her ass" is repeated over and over again (in Spanish) and hostess Charlet Duboc makes the following astute observation: “Most fashion weeks are synonymous with cocaine, but this fashion week's having an extra hard time totally trying to dispell that.”
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About a month ago, we told you about Fashion Week Internationale, Vice's new web series, in which intrepid reporter/Karlie Kloss doppelganger Charlet Duboc explores all those other fashion weeks that take place around the world. The very entertaining and eye-opening Pakistan and Full-Figured fashion weeks have already aired (you can watch those here), but we are especially fascinated by this week's episode: Colombia Fashion Week. We got a sneak peek of the episode and from beginning to end, it does not disappoint. It begins with a song in which the phrase "spank her ass" is repeated over and over again (in Spanish) and hostess Charlet Duboc makes the following astute observation: “Most fashion weeks are synonymous with cocaine, but this fashion week's having an extra hard time totally trying to dispell that.”

About a month ago, we told you about Fashion Week Internationale, Vice's new web series, in which intrepid reporter/Karlie Kloss doppelganger Charlet Duboc explores all those other fashion weeks that take place around the world. The very entertaining and eye-opening Pakistan and Full-Figured fashion weeks have already aired (you can watch those here), but we are especially fascinated by this week's episode: Colombia Fashion Week.

We got a sneak peek of the episode and from beginning to end, it does not disappoint. It begins with a song in which the phrase "spank her ass" is repeated over and over again (in Spanish) and hostess Charlet Duboc makes the following astute observation: “Most fashion weeks are synonymous with cocaine, but this fashion week's having an extra hard time totally trying to dispel that.”

A few moments later, it is made clear that some designers are not trying that hard as one show had a giant pile of prop cocaine (it was actually sand) in the middle of the runway. (Those Colombian drug smugglers who just got busted for trafficking cocaine shaped like Manolo Blahniks recently probably didn't help matters.)

As Charlet sets off on her mission to "have a big fashionable time and not take any cocaine," the main focus of the episode turns out to be plastic surgery and body image rather than drugs (Although, she does end up meeting Pablo Escobar's brother, Roberto Escobar). Interestingly, they found that the body type of Medellin Fashion Week models was in a transition. Curvy girls with large (and not necessarily natural) boobs and butts, commonly referred to there as "narco-beauty," were being phased out for a more traditional sleek, European body type. Though, plastic surgery was still rampant and it turned out the curvy girls were a party of a new, separate fashion week nearby.

This alterna-fashion week involved lots of ass-shaking and impossibly large badonks. Not that there wasn't fun to be had at the official fashion week--there is a lingerie fashion show that seems a little like Colombia's answer to our own Victoria's Secret fashion show.

There are a lot of crazy moments, but the craziest? They actually manage to film a real woman getting a real butt implant. So, if you've ever wondered what that surgery looks like, you will be able to find out when the episode goes live tonight at midnight on Vice.com. Until then, see below for a sneak preview of the episode, plus some pics of scantily-clad, flashily-dressed Colombian models.

**Update: the episode is up now on here.