Gaultier put his surrealism on full blast, constructing mind-boggling thigh-high boots out of tulle and fashioning trench coats into bustiers. He locked a model’s torso inside a cage top plaited out of leather, twisted patent spiral dresses around bodies and eventually covered entire looks in layers and layers of monochrome swirls. It had the physical rollercoaster effect of any such trip: you got high, you got low.
This week it feels like fashion has momentarily given up on protesting these mad and unnerving times where presidents have name-calling feuds with dictators on Twitter and the real world often feels like you’re living in a reality show. Instead, they’re embracing the unbelievable. Ironically one of the first reality shows of its kind was called The Surreal Life. Brigitte Nielsen, Flavor Flav and Andrea Zuckerman, the world’s oldest teenager, were locked inside a house and subjected to various tasks every day.