'It's like a ghost film': Saudi fashion show mocked for using drones instead of women

A fashion show held in Saudi Arabia during Ramadan has been mocked because it doesn't feature any models - only drones.

Footage of the show has been widely shared on Twitter, with videos showing Dolce and Gabbana dresses and handbags travelling eerily down the catwalk, fluttering in the breeze.

The fashion show was held in Saudi Arabia's capital, Riyadh, and was part of their annual fashion week.

Saudi Arabia is still ultra-conservative, and audiences at the fashion week were kept female-only, and male designers weren't allowed backstage, reports

Speaking to The New Arab, the organisers of the show said that the use of drones instead of models kept the show 'Ramadan appropriate'.

The choice to omit models, however, has caused debate and ridicule among social media users.

One Twitter user compared the bizarre show to 'a ghost movie'.

While another was slightly more impressed by the spectacle.

Another just seemed bemused.

The strange show led The Cut to announce:

Being human is so last season.

We can't help but agree.

Keep reading...Show less
The Conversation (0)