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Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 09/17/2012

Philip Treacy and other oddball designs from fashion week

Every year at every fashion week, there’s a designer who makes the Ben Stiller movie “Zoolander” look like a documentary. This year, it’s the long-heralded return of Philip Treacy, the over-the-top milliner who presented his first runway show in 13 years at London Fashion Week.
Philip Treacy at London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2013. (Gareth Cattermole - GETTY IMAGES)

Treacy’s collection was introduced by Lady Gaga, who wore a diaphonous pink veil. But the collection paid tribute, in part, to Michael Jackson, with a model walking the runway in the famous “Thriller” jacket, and a hat made of a bejeweled white glove, resting on a model’s head like Thing from the Adams Family. Other designs included saucer-like Mickey Mouse ears, science fiction-inspired crowns, a ferris wheel, and a giant smiley face.


Philip Treacy Spring/Summer 2013 collection. (Jonathan Short - AP)


Philip Treacy Spring/Summer 2013 collection. (Jonathan Short - AP)


Philip Treacy at London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2013. (Gareth Cattermole - GETTY IMAGES)

Treacy isn’t the only one to send some strangely beautiful — and just plain strange — creations down the runway for fashion weeks in New York and London. Take a look at these:

Thom Browne:


The Thom Browne Spring 2013 collection is modeled during Fashion Week in New York, Monday, Sept. 10, 2012. (John Minchillo - AP)

Asher Levine:


Designer Asher Levine walks the runway at the Asher Levine Spring 2013 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Pier 81 Studio on September 9, 2012 in New York City. (Mike Coppola - GETTY IMAGES)

Fyodor Golan:


A model presents creations from the 2013 spring/summer collection of designer Fyodor Golan at London Fashion Week in London on September 14, 2012. (CARL COURT - AFP/GETTY IMAGES)

threeASFOUR:


A model presents a creation from the threeASFOUR Spring/Summer 2013 collection during New York Fashion Week, September 8, 2012. (ANDREW BURTON - REUTERS)

The Blonds:


Designer Phillippe Blond walks the runway at The Blonds spring 2013 fashion show during MADE Fashion Week at Milk Studios on September 11, 2012 in New York City. (Joe Kohen - GETTY IMAGES)

Correction: A previous version of the caption for The Blonds incorrectly stated that it was part of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, and that the person in the photo above is a model. It was part of MADE fashion week at Milk Studios in New York, and the above photo is of designer Phillipe Blond.

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