In the country of Ramadan, but here came Dolce & Gabbana.
In early June, a fashion show was held in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, but drones were shown instead of models. One of the participants was the fashion house Dolce & Gabbana, who recently hosted a show with drones in Milan.
Several rollers were published by the show’s visitors: on them the drones, imitating the models, “defil” on the podium.
— Think Tank (@KaburgaAdam) June 6, 2018
عرض أزياء في السعودية.. كانه فيلم اشباح pic.twitter.com/ur0bfCgoBJ
— واحد oNe (@wa7d_riyadh) June 7, 2018
Fashion shows in Ramadan be like.. pic.twitter.com/4jrTcPQjWF
— عُمر (@OmarImranTweets) June 6, 2018
Other Twitter users took an unusual approach to fashion with humor and added that replacing models with drones is associated with the infringement of women’s rights in Saudi Arabia. Despite the fact that they will soon be allowed to drive cars, women are forbidden to appear in public in open clothes and with their heads uncovered.
— Inapurpleworld (@VanessaFinessa_) June 6, 2018
Saudi Arabia: Where drones have more rights than women…
— Valerie (@Val_Floof) June 7, 2018
— Bouff Daddy (@Nigerian_KingXI) June 7, 2018
As noted by TheNewArab, the fashion show coincided in dates with the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which in 2018 runs until June 14. These days, believers fast, including they are forbidden to see other people’s body parts. One of the organizers of the event said that they were preparing for two weeks and believe that this format is suitable for a religious holiday.