There's something strange happening on the runway at the men's Spring 2009 shows, and we're kind of liking it: First, Vivienne Westwood sent out a rather burly man to model little sandals and an enormous gold chain (he was actually an actor/bodyguard). Then, Dean and Dan Caten cast almost all black models for their line-up, which will supposedly be the case in next week's Lanvin show as well. And just yesterday, Yohji Yamamoto pulled his own model stunt, sending out ten (much) older models down the runway to balance out the baby softness of the usual model boys, one of whom was especially regular life-sized. We don't know where this is going to go with the other designers, but we're extremely curious to see if any of this will be attempted during the women's shows (we're not counting Gaultier's Spring 07) and how it'll translate if it is. But so far, we're tickled. Especially after we read Yohji's message about the models - "Let's be happy."