Iris Van Herpen: A Shoe-In for Fall 2014

Posted Monday March 10, 2014 3:17 PM GMT

It’s no secret that designers go all out to drum up hype for their wares, and Iris Van Herpen certainly had people talking at her Paris Fashion Week Fall 2014 presentation.

The eccentric fashionista decided to wrap some of her models in plastic for a jaunt down the runway, generating mixed reviews from the critics.

Bustle’s Tyler Atwood noted, “We applaud designers who do crazy things for fashion, but at Iris van Herpen’s Paris Fashion Week Fall 2014 show, several models were literally plastic wrapped. Used as decoration much like flower walls at Dior or the supermarket at Chanel, three models including Soo Joo Park and Lekeliene Stange were strung up and suspended in plastic bags. Curled up in the fetal position, the models served as a very disquieting background to an already offbeat collection. However, the real clincher to the situation? The plastic tubes in each bag literally fed the models oxygen.”

Furthermore, Herpen included a spoken word performance in the agenda that also detracted from the actual clothes, which were fabulous enough to stand on their own.

Photo Credit: Giovanni Giannoni

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