Photo: Michael Ng
Stolen Girlfriends Club can always be counted on to throw a damn good show full of hilarious gimmicks and cameos (not to mention the most banging after party of the week). One year musician Sasha Carlson went down the catwalk in a gold miner's onesy beneath a clear plastic raincoat; Lily Montana has walked alongside her mother, 80s model Brigette Berger; and last night's show opened with a troop of girls wearing particularly tacky 80s prom gowns, which they stripped off on the runway. This season, one third of the Stolen Girlfriends Club team was absent. Creative Director Luke Harwood moved to New York in July to open the brand's North American showroom, and, in perhaps the cutest move in the history of New Zealand Fashion Week, his co-owners Marc Moore and Dan Gosling carried him in the form of a lifesize cardboard cutout when they took their finale bow. The surprise guest appearance was kept a secret from Harwood, who learned of it for the first time when he watched the show video this morning. I'm told he was particularly chuffed. Now all I need is for someone to seat a lifesize cardboard cutout of me next to Colin Mathura-Jeffree and I'll feel the love. I wait in anticipatory hope.
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