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Style Saudi fashion show mocked for 'ghost' models

11:33  08 june  2018
11:33  08 june  2018 Source:   msn.com

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While drones can do many things, they don't substitute well for models , a recent fashion show in Saudi Arabia's capital Riyadh showed . "It's like a ghost movie," wrote one Twitter user.

A procession of drones has replaced models on the runway at a Dolce & Gabbana show at Milan Fashion week. Saudi arabia fashion show #fashionstyle # fashionshow 😀😁 pic.twitter.com/2Fsen9NMpc.

a person standing in a room© Provided by MediaWorks NZ Limited A Dolce & Gabbana fashion show in Saudi Arabia has replaced runway models with drones which created the illusion that ghosts were flying around the room.

The fashion show was held during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, a period during which Muslims are not supposed to eat, drink or have sexual relations during the hours between sunrise and sunset

Male designers were not permitted backstage.

The audience watched the designer clothing glide across the room attached to machines. The event organisers said drones were used for the first time to make the show Ramadan appropriate, according to The New Arab.

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If you see clothes floating across the room you might think you’re seeing a ghost —but it could also be a Saudi fashion show . Italian luxury fashion house Dolce & Gabbana recently hosted a fashion show in the Riyadh Ritz-Carlton sans models , website Daily Sabah reported.

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Social media users were quick to criticise the model-less fashion event, dubbing it a "fashion show for ghosts". The formless floating garments looked almost like dementors from the Harry Potter films.

The ultra-conservativeness of the event has called into question the legitimacy of Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman's supposed "liberalising" reforms underway in the kingdom.

However, some significant changes have been implemented, for instance, the kingdom recently issued its first driver's licenses to 10 women ahead of June 24, when Saudi Arabia will end its ban on female drivers.

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