Thom Browne Stages A Fashion Funeral For Fall

Thom Browne's Fall 2012 presentation came complete with coffins and a eulogy.

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Thom Browne's Fall 2012 presentation, held at the New York Public Library, opened with a row of coffins.
Models were so still inside of the open coffins that they almost looked like dolls.
A model took to a podium and gave a eulogy for the women in the caskets: "They loved fashion. They died for fashion, and twice a year they get to dream about what they love, their fantasy. And tonight, they are dreaming about Fall 2012. Enjoy their dream and enjoy their fantasy.”
With that, a row of ten women in grey pantsuits stepped out of the row of coffins (lined in seersucker) and the show began. Another group of women walked the runway in Browne's Fall 2012 collection.
Browne alluded to the idea of dreams, and these clothes definitely fall into that theme. It would be hard to imagine any woman, besides perhaps Lady Gaga, actually wearing them.
Many of the pieces had a cartoonish like tight fit -- models struggled to walk in them.
Browne also played on the construction of a woman's body with padded conical bras and quilted cones protruding from shoulders.
A dinosaur like coat in the collection is reminiscent of Yohji Yamamoto's work.
Makeup was a black eye and an opaque silver lip.
One of the closing looks in the collection was a corpse bride gown, complete with mirrored squares and a long-sleeved column of sequins.
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