Style Saudi fashion show mocked for 'ghost' models

11:33  08 june  2018
11:33  08 june  2018 Source:   msn.com

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A fashion show held in Saudi Arabia during Ramadan has been mocked because it doesn't feature any models - only drones. Who needs models when you've got drones? Model -less Saudi fashion show causes an online stir for replacing female flesh with flying robots.

In the ultra-conservative Saudi kingdom, catwalks featuring female models are only open to female audiences. To cater to a male audience, the Riyadh wasn't the first to try out drones on the catwalk. Dolce & Gabbana used drone models to show off handbags a Milan runway in February, a techy

a person standing in a room© Provided by MediaWorks NZ Limited A Dolce & Gabbana fashion show in Saudi Arabia has replaced runway models with drones which created the illusion that ghosts were flying around the room.

The fashion show was held during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, a period during which Muslims are not supposed to eat, drink or have sexual relations during the hours between sunrise and sunset

Male designers were not permitted backstage.

The audience watched the designer clothing glide across the room attached to machines. The event organisers said drones were used for the first time to make the show Ramadan appropriate, according to The New Arab.

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A fashion show held in Saudi Arabia during Ramadan has been mocked because it doesn't feature any models - only drones. Footage of the show has been widely shared on Twitter, with videos showing Dolce and Gabbana dresses and handbags travelling eerily down the catwalk

Social media users were quick to criticise the model-less fashion event, dubbing it a "fashion show for ghosts". The formless floating garments looked almost like dementors from the Harry Potter films.

The ultra-conservativeness of the event has called into question the legitimacy of Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman's supposed "liberalising" reforms underway in the kingdom.

However, some significant changes have been implemented, for instance, the kingdom recently issued its first driver's licenses to 10 women ahead of June 24, when Saudi Arabia will end its ban on female drivers.

Taking photographs of 'invisible' women .
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