Munster chic: Was this men's fashion show inspired by classic TV series
They might look like characters from a horror film, but they are in fact models on the Parisian catwalk.
Seemingly inspired by Herman Munster – the fictional monster from the Sixties hit television show The Munsters – the troupe of eccentrically styled men showcased pieces from Thom Browne's autumn / winter collection.
Known for his theatrical displays, the U.S. designer managed to create a stir on the final day of the Paris fashion week.
Seemingly inspired by Herman Munster, from the Sixties hit television show the Munsters, Thom Browne's show featured a troupe of bizarre looking models with over-sized shoulders and bulging limbs
Sporting pale complexions, smokey eye make-up, bulging limbs and broad shoulders the models displayed a range of eye-catching wares as they stumbled down the runway.
Oversized suits were sharply tailored and zany prints permeated the collection.
Argyle patterns and tartans were exhibited in contrasting colours from greys and blacks to pinks and greens.
Football socks, protective headgear and slouchy jumpers were decidedly preppy, while patent leathers and gimp masks drew on an S&M theme.
Defending his bizarre styling he told Wall Street Journal: 'Fashion is not about theatrics. I’m very serious about my
'There has to be a reason for things. Even the three-legged
suit pant I did was not to shock; it was to make people think.'
Browne was named the Council of Fashion Designers of America Menswear Designer of the Year in 2006
Inspiration: Football socks, protective headgear and slouchy jumpers were decidedly preppy, while patent leathers and gimp masks drew on an S&M theme
Browne started his made-to-measure suit business in 2001 and his eponymous brand, based in New York has continued to flourish.
He was named the Council of Fashion
Designers of America (CFDA) Menswear Designer of the Year in 2006 and
named the GQ Designer of the Year two years later.
Lanvin, Paul Smith and Acne were other labels to show on the last day of Paris fashion week menswear.
GQ Editor Dylan Jones announced that London will stage its first fashion event dedicated to menswear.
London Collections: Men will debut between Friday 15 June and Sunday 17 June.
He said: 'You will experience the best of Savile Row from Richard James to E Tautz, and iconic British brands including Dunhill, Aquascutum and Margaret Howell.'