It seems Italian designer Alessandro Michele took a page out of the Kathy Griffin book of controversy when he sent models down the runway holding replicas of their own severed heads. During Milan's Fashion Week, the Gucci show stood out as being forward thinking, and a bit creepy. Instead of a traditional runway, models cruised through an operating room that looked like it jumped off the screen of an old horror film.
The collection was called "Cyborg," a fitting name that makes us wonder if Michele is part mad scientist.
Vogue Magazine reported that the fake heads took more than six months to create. It was a collaboration between Michele and Rome-based special effects company Makinarium. Severed heads weren't the only surprise in the surgical room.
Some models sported horns, a third eye, and carried props including baby dragons and snakes.
Many people on social media thought Michele should have thrown Griffin a hat tip.
gucci carrying severed heads down the runway is fashionable, sure. but they definitely stole that idea from kathy griffin— Alexis Novak (@AlexisGirlNovak) February 21, 2018
Others thought it was just way too much.
I mean I realise that some top models are head hunted for shows...but this is ridiculous!— 🌟Little Parry🌟 (@MadameCupcakes) February 21, 2018
Fashion show or horror show....way too creepy!
Lmfaooo imagine being a model and FINALLY being able to model for Gucci n they’re just like “make a fake creepy head that looks just like them and make them carry it down the runway”— Casey Blank (@KC_me_rollin) February 22, 2018
But plenty of people loved it.