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During Fashion Week, most shows are strictly focused on the clothes. But every once in a while there will be a fashion show that's so innovative and fun, that it's about the whole experience. The latter was the case with the wacky Junk Food Art House x MONOPOLY "Money Can't Buy Happiness" Runway Show on Wednesday night at the Metropolitan Pavilion.
Fashion brand Junk Food Art House partnered with Hasbro and worked with artists and fashion designers to create a live Monopoly game—albeit one that was over a lot faster than the real thing. Creators like Boy Meets Girl's Stacy Igel, Renee Masoomian and Andrea Valentini came up with looks inspired by properties and elements from the Monopoly game.
Things kicked off with Madonna's choreographer Joshua Holland walking the runway as Mr. Monopoly. From there, the audience could follow along on custom-printed Monopoly boards as more models appeared dressed as different parts of the game. The Electric Company look included a T-shirt with a glittery lightning bolt by Aaron Rose. Sylvia Heisel created a purple ensemble for Mediterranean Avenue—which matched its purple stripe on the game board.
And Caravan By Claudia Desola represented Luxury Tax by having a model in a fur walk a small dog down the runway. The dog must have had Madonna-like aspirations. Once it was in the spotlight, it sat down in the middle of the runway and had to be strongly encouraged to leave.
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