7 of the Best Runway Shows to Watch Now

7 of the Best Runway Shows to Watch Now

Whether you're out of school for the summer with nothing to do, or pretending to be busy at work, here are the seven best runways shows to watch now.

Whether you're out of school for the summer with nothing to do, or pretending to be busy at work, here are the seven best runways shows to watch now.

PERRY ELLIS SPRING/SUMMER '93

Few shows are talked about, referenced, and as well-known as Marc Jacob's "Grunge" collection for Perry Ellis. It was loved by plenty, and hated by just as many—but that's not why this video made the list. You see, nothing beats watching a young Kate Moss walk hand-in-hand with Kristen McMenamy, or a glammed-up Tyra Banks, or a Naomi Campbell command the runway and then walk off the wrong side. Fashion shows used to be playgrounds and nothing highlights that better than this.

Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer '14

Of course, Marc Jacobs makes a repeat appearance on the list; the designer is well-known for his theatrical and playful shows. Here, he gives his final bow as Creative Director of Louis Vuitton. The closing of a long chapter in his life clearly inspired the mournful set—nothing says death like a blacked-out carrousel.

Chanel Haute Couture '05

Karl Lagerfeld is another designer well known for his runway shows. While the above is significantly less theatrical than his plethora of previous offerings, it's simplicity makes the gimmick more impactful. If Marc Jacob's Vuitton show was a funeral, this is a rebirth. Lagerfeld claims the show concept came to him as a dream.

Alexander McQueen's Spring/Summer '10 (Platos Atlantis Spécial Edition)

This one is for all the Lady Gaga lovers. Yes, you recognize those towerings platforms, dubbed the Armadillos, from the "Bad Romance" video, and, yes, the full collection is fab. Truthfully, the only things as beautiful as McQueen's clothing were his shows.

Christian Dior Haute Couture '04

Talk to someone who knows nothing about fashion, and the above is probably what they'd imagine: impossible ensembles, severe posing, and an incredibly long runway.  John Galliano's vision wasn't for the masses, but for the imaginative. It is shows like this that highlight how truly mediocre the runways have become. Where is the drama?!

Gianni Versace Spring/Summer '97

The recent nostalgia for '90s fashion can be traced back to Gianni Versace's reign as the ultimate it-girl dresser. Here, fashion's greatest strut in vibrant, skimpy slip dresses—with plenty of nip slips, too.

Hussein Chalayan Spring/Summer '98

For every show full of playful debauchery, there's a more solemn one, and that has always been what's best about fashion. Few moments from the '90s stand out like Hussein Chalayan's S/S '98 show. Not a mood board goes by without a reference to it.

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