Reel Style: High-Fashion Ghouls for “ParaNorman”

"ParaNorman" has us looking closely at the ghostly ghouls and goblins on the catwalks this season.

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"ParaNorman" tells the charmingly creepy tale of Norman—an uncool New England kid with a talent for talking to ghosts—and his town, which comes under attack by zombies.
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With a PG rating, the animated film from Focus Features is less scream-out-loud scary than goofy-spooky. Nonetheless, it has us thinking about some of the ghostly looks that went down the runway this season.
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Rad Hourani's collections often have an edgy, horror-movie feel with his signature structured leather separates and—this season—greasy, slicked-back hair.
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This Marchesa gown may look all sweet and fluttery, but take a closer look: Beneath the sheer lace you'll see a glittering gold outline of a skeleton rib cage (yipes!).
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Likewise, Mugler's graphic black-and-white dress with padded shoulders has a subtle skeleton look, its slim pencil skirt finished with a jagged, bone-like motif.
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Gareth Pugh's spooky accessories turned catwalk models into high-fashion monsters. This sharp metallic chapeau almost looks like a solid silver mohawk.
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Junya Watanabe has a flair for the macabre. For fall, the Japanese designer paired candy-colored hairdos with moody black lace separates (including a floor-length cape).
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The set design at Viktor & Rolf—which featured an enormous blue moon and crawling zombie models in silhouette—makes us feel like howling at the moon.
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Tousled locks, smeary makeup and sharp, angular silhouettes heightened the horror-movie effect on Vivienne Westwood's catwalk.
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If it's ghouls and goblins you're interested in, look no further than Martin Margiela's catwalk, which featured eerie bejeweled face masks like this brilliant green edition.
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