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Posted at 05:09 PM ET, 01/23/2012

Thom Browne sends Herman Munster, S&M masks down the runway

Men’s fashion week in Paris was pretty sleepy — some 1970s looks from Lanvin, some sailor-inspired fashion from Paul Smith — until designer Thom Browne closed out the week with a bang.

A model presents a creation by fashion designer Thom Browne during his men's fall-winter 2012-2013 ready-to-wear collection on Jan. 22, 2012 in Paris. (Pierre Verdy - AFP/Getty Images)

Browne, who is known for playing with the proportion on men’s suits, sent models lurching down the runway like tiny, preppy Frankensteins in oversized, shoulder-padded suits. The show called to mind several influences, among them Herman Munster, “Beetlejuice,” varsity football, WASPs, S&M and golf. Take a look at his monstrous fashion here:

(Jacques Brinon - Associated Press)

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