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Real cat graces the ramp during Istanbul catwalk, video goes viral

A fashion event in Turkey demonstrated, though inadvertently, a live explanation of the popular word ‘catwalk’. It happened when a real cat literally hit the ramp during the show. The feline wasn’t a model invited on the stage to showcase new designs but was an intruder who couldn’t care less and sat there amid passing models, doing its own business. The incident happened in the Esmod International Fashion Show, held this week in Istanbul and the audience was more excited over the little animal’s act than the haute…

Queen Elizabeth makes surprise appearance at London fashion catwalk

LONDON: Britain’s Queen Elizabeth made a surprise appearance in the front row at a fashion catwalk on Tuesday where she watched a show by emerging designer Richard Quinn. The 91-year-old monarch, dressed in a pale blue suit, sat next to Anna Wintour, editor in chief of American Vogue magazine, as models displayed a series of bold and brightly coloured designs at the end of London Fashion Week. She later presented the inaugural Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design to Quinn. The Award has been initiated in…

Why top fashion models never smile!

PARIS: They wear the world's most beautiful and expensive clothes yet their faces are the picture of blank boredom. Why do fashion models always look so miserable? "You don't smile. It is just not done," said model Ty Ogunkoya as catwalk stars criss-crossed Paris for fashion week. In his decade as a top model, the 26-year-old Nigerian-born Londoner has never once permitted himself a grin. "I have modelled for everyone, and no one has ever asked me to smile," he said. "To be honest, it would feel weird if I did." "When…