Paris Menswear shows see first ghost model at Yohji Yamamoto

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The New York Times are going gaga for Sergio Lo Re, who made an appearance at the Vivienne Westwood show this week.

His looks are a heady mix of chubby Italian kid and sleazy lothario which isn’t too much of a hit with the rest of the fashion team but I think he’s cute.

Lo Re might be a little unconventional looking, but Yohji Yamamoto took things a step further in Paris yesterday by picking a model who is a bona fide ghost. Admittedly close up (click on the thumbnail) he doesn’t look that ghostly but from far away he is definitely a member of the undead.



The rest of the show featured gently shabby suits with quirky touches like scissor prints and Chinese embroidered shirts.

Yohji picked a selection of mature models to model part of the collection and despite my ghost comments I’m in favour of this spirit of eclecticism. It’s refreshing to see unusual looking models on the catwalks and it makes me wonder whether this is a trend that’ll trickle through to the womenswear shows in September.

[Images: Rex Features]




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