Gareth Pugh's Fall 2014 Runway Models Look Like the Abominable Snowwomen

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Paris Fashion Week is not for the sartorially meek. This we already knew, but when we viewed Gareth Pugh's eccentric Fall 2014 collection, we reevaluated our understanding of the term "idiosyncratic." Clothed in varying shades of cream and white, Pugh's models sauntered onto the runway in a series of costumes that fondly recalled the Abominable Snow Monster from the seminal 1964 classic Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. Between the face-obscuring clouds of white fur and what appeared to be a dress made out of paper snowflakes, it appeared that the polar vortex had hit Pugh's runway. While we applaud the designer for keeping his collection quite demure (with the exception of a single topless model), we can't imagine the average girl about town wearing a coat that looks like a glorified snowball. At the very least, Pugh's collection is perfect for keeping extra toasty this fall

Gareth Pugh RTW Fall 2014

Pugh’s origami coat looks like a coat of armor against the winter chill.

Gareth Pugh RTW Fall 2014

This fur chubby appears to have taken on a life of its own, wearing the model instead of the other way around. 

Gareth Pugh RTW Fall 2014

We’ll unofficially label this “The Dress of a Thousand Paper Cuts.”

Gareth Pugh RTW Fall 2014

If spectral chic is your sartorial style, this ethereal ensemble has you covered (sort of). 

Gareth Pugh RTW Fall 2014

You’ll never look at a fur vest the same way after witnessing this doozy of a cozy piece. 

Gareth Pugh RTW Fall 2014

There’s no need to pile on the fur for warmth if you have this insulated number in your closet. 

Gareth Pugh RTW Fall 2014

We can only imagine this voluminous ensemble is Pugh’s visual representation of a snowball effect. 

Gareth Pugh RTW Fall 2014

Think of this fuzzy wrap coat as the chic, couture version of your bathrobe.

Gareth Pugh RTW Fall 2014

Pugh’s collection wouldn’t be complete without a full-on fur cape and hat ensemble, but we’re still left slightly unnerved by the imposing effect.