Apparently it is, if you consider what important element was missing – FASHION MODELS. Instead of models sashaying down the runway, the clothing is attached to drones overhead in order to keep the show ‘Ramadan-appropriate.’
WAMU The show which took place in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia has been ripped apart by Arab fashion elites and critics who compared the dresses to ghosts and dementors.
Ali Nabil Akbar tells BBC Arabic he thought showing the dresses via drone during the Saturday show at Hilton Hotel was “suitable for Ramadan.”
Footage shows a black floor-length dress fluttering across a hotel ballroom, its sleeves rustling under chandeliers and above the heads of men in long white robes and checked red and white headscarves. A green dress follows on a black hanger, while the drone’s loud buzz competes with the soft music playing in the background.
Jacob Abrian, the founder and CEO of the Dubai-based Arab Fashion Council notes that Dolce & Gabbana recently used drones for the first time in history in their 2018 show of handbags and accessories.
“The latest show in Saudi Arabia has copied D&G innovative idea in a very bad quality which absolutely doesn’t reflect the vision and standards of the Arab Fashion Council,” Abrian writes NPR.
One user comments that he didn’t know “if they’re living in 3018 or 1018.”
Another calls it a ghost show and a third writes a dress reminded her of “dementors from Harry Potter.”
But the best comment was from someone who noticed, “these models keep getting skinnier and skinnier.”