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Paris Fashion Week: Zombies are haute at Gareth Pugh

October 1, 2009 |  5:00 pm
Gareth pughThis season, Gareth Pugh, protege of Rick Owens and lover of spikey headgear, showed that he is ready to move on from being fashion's enfant terrible to being a bankable talent. Rihanna made a front row appearance at the Palais du Tokyo where Pugh staged his darkly romantic, tombstone gray, Goth-punk-zombie collection. (Zombies are the new vampires.)

Strip away the pale face paint, red under-eye makeup and gray hair extensions of the undead, and I could actually see the pop star wearing some of these pieces (as well as a lot of other people, for that matter) -- a figure hugging minidress with charcoal gray contouring panels and a curled, zippered collar; another minidress covered over with corset lacing coming undone, a sharply tailored tailcoat with zippers crisscrossing the front, slatted leggings and shredded knits. Bravo.

-- Booth Moore

Photos: Gareth Pugh's Spring-Summer 2010 runway

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Photo: Gareth Pugh Spring-Summer 2010 runway. Photo credit: Peter Stigter and Jonas Gustavsson / For The Times