25 of the most shocking moments on the fashion week runway - of all time

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The sexy, the shocking and the strange. Fashion week has seen it all. And now well into the SS22 fashion month, with New York completed, London picking up the pace, and Milan and Paris still to come, the style cognoscenti are remembering what it was all about. What is it that makes a show? A splash.

Over the years, fashion shows have formed a habit of hitting headlines - from Balenciaga's controversial platform Crocs, to 79-year-old Vivienne Westwood riding on the shoulders of a male model during her SS18 show. When it comes to London’s experimental fashion scene, you never quite know what to expect.

Case in point is the classic runway fail, which not even the most in-demand clothes horses are immune from. Bella Hadid took a tumble on the Michael Kors catwalk in 2017, which was reminiscent of Naomi Campbell’s iconic fall in the 90s. A few seasons later, it was the turn of her older sister Gigi, who lost a shoe on the Anna Sui catwalk at New York Fashion Week - luckily, Bella was on hand to help her.

 (Getty Images For NYFW: The Shows)
(Getty Images For NYFW: The Shows)

Not all of the jaw-dropping runway moments are unwelcome though. London Fashion Week stalwart Bobby Abley was inspired by the Teletubbies for his SS18 collection, with models taking to the runway with a series of vertiginous hairstyles paying homage to the iconic TV series’ characters.

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(Getty Images)

Guests were in for a further surprise appearance during the finale when Abley enlisted Dipsy himself to walk the catwalk - a moment which has gone down in London Fashion Week history.

With hundreds of shows still to go, wait and see what might go viral next.

Click through our gallery above to look back over the industry's 25 most shocking catwalk moments.

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