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The article first appeared on Vogue.
In a season where designers are packing their bags and leaving New York, one has to admire Philipp Plein’s commitment to the fashion week spectacle. Turning the Brooklyn Navy Yard into ski slopes for his Fall 2018 collection, the designer pulled out all the stops with his UFO set, Migos performance, and an array of the hottest models of the moment. If beauties like Alton Mason, Hannah Ferguson, Luna Bijl, and Halima Aden somehow weren’t enough, Plein had another wild card up his sleeve. Surprising the audience with a special walk by supermodel Irina Shayk—who emerged from the spaceship no less—and an oversized bot covered in Plein’s logo, he raised the bar for an over-the-top presentation.