A fashion show case in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia made a major style statement this week when they sent drones to show their clothing instead of models.
Dresses fluttered in the air as they were displayed via drone, sans humans. In an interview with BBC Arabic, Ali Nabil Akbar, one of the organizers of the fashion event, said that the decision to use drones to show their wares was “suitable for the month of Ramadan” and was the result of much time and preparation.
This isn’t the first time that drones have made an appearance in the fashion arena either; earlier this year, in February, Dolce & Gabbana sent drones down the runway as a tech-savvy way to show off their new line of handbags.-Time
— EHSANI2 (@EHSANI22) June 6, 2018
— Dazed (@Dazed) June 7, 2018
More unrealistic body standards for Saudi women. Yes, those are drone models. pic.twitter.com/5Ws9dBMaNx
— Aziz (@SilentRuins) June 6, 2018
— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadejaaaa) June 7, 2018
Clip of fashion show in Saudi Arabia that saw clothes 'worn' by DRONES rather than women is mocked on social media https://t.co/ZmUCnEptPg
— Daily Mail Online (@MailOnline) June 7, 2018
& Fashion show in Saudi Arabia,
Drones replace physical women in Saudi fashion shows female models are not allowed ??
"drones are way hotter than models" lol pic.twitter.com/uE7L010C9d
— Mariam Jamali (@Mariam_Jamali) June 7, 2018
as funny as this may be, can u actually believe that a drone has more rights and more freedom than an actual woman in saudi arabia…. https://t.co/Lv0woi1Z7m
— Grey Jarvis (@grey_jarvis) June 7, 2018
Saudi Arabia fashion show.
Drone used to display clothes because female models aren't allowed.
I imagine feminist groups will be angered by this?
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) June 7, 2018
A Saudi fashion show organised by Italian luxury fashion house Dolce & Gabbana used #drones to fly dresses on hangers down the catwalk instead of female models to be “#Ramadan appropriate” for the men in attendance ????
Source: Jina pic.twitter.com/eQcfIXuBgP
— Pulse Live Uganda (@pulseliveuganda) June 7, 2018
A spokesman for the Hilton’s events in Jeddah told CNN the display takes place at the hotel bazaar every year for Ramadan. The exhibition company decided to use drones this year instead of mannequins “to bring a change,” he added.-CNN
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) June 7, 2018
These drones in Saudi Arabia are just like real runway models. They even do cocaine backstage https://t.co/eb62efWUp5
— Ken Webster Jr (@ProducerKen) June 7, 2018
In Saudi Arabia, drones are better than women. https://t.co/SL08TzutY1
— Tibi Tircomnicu (@TheTibith) June 7, 2018
— Frank Abbott (@GoldDiggers49) June 7, 2018
Hahaha it's a ghost
Saudi drone fashion show https://t.co/CirKewLkG4
— Robson Silva (@rfsrio) June 7, 2018