Moschino’s Puppet Runway Stole the Show at Milan Fashion Week

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Fashion week season is in full steam, and our favorite designers are coming up with creative ways to adapt the runway to the era of social distancing. Moschino’s Jeremy Scott came up with the most revolutionary solution in Milan—replacing the models with tiny marionettes.

The most recent Milan Fashion Week featured a mix of digital presentations and live shows, and Scott found a way to combine them into one. Instead of sending actual models down the runway, he worked closely with the renowned puppeteer Jim Henson to create the lifelike marionette models.

Scott took things one step further by creating puppet versions of celebrities who would be attending the show if it was taking place, including Anna Wintour and Edward Enninful. Every garment was scaled down to fit the marionettes, without losing its authentic properties.

Moschino’s designs can be polarizing, but you don’t have to be a fan of the brand to admit their new collection is truly stunning. Its haute couture feel makes it perfect for red carpet events, and it’s filled with classy gowns with tulle trains, intricate beading, and structured corsets.