If you follow any fashion editors on Instagram, you probably saw model Anna Cleveland dancing down a runway wearing what can only be described as an elaborate, furry, circular, tulle-filled apron made of dead animals, topped off with a headpiece that was at least a foot in height.
It was the grandest in a series of circular, almost tribal looks Jean Paul Gaultier included in the second half of his fall 2015 couture show. The first half was an ode to his well-known love of nautical stripes: There were striped hats, striped tights, striped shirts and even a striped silk jumpsuit (that I would actually wear). Most models wore vertiginous headpieces, some of which were fez-like; others resembled lace solar panels. The oddest and creepiest accessory, however, was this yellow-orange fur stole, which had both a nose and eyes.
All of this was set to a live soundtrack of bagpipes, which switched to the Village People’s “In the Navy” as Gaultier took his bow.
It was a bit of a head-scratcher, but looked like a fun show that made for some Instagrammable moments. It also gave Anna Cleveland another theatrical runway performance to add to the reel of fashion dances I hope she one day compiles.