Designer Gareth Pugh thought outside of the box when it came to his spring 2011 collection.
Rather than putting on another boring runway show, editors were shown an amazing 11 minute film with Kristen McMenamy modeling his newest designs.
He explained to the New York Times why he chose technology over tradition:
"With a show, a lot rides on that very small amount of time and the whole thing comes down to image. If a model trips or has a problem with shoes, that is the thing that endures. It is liberating for a designer not to have to worry about a show. You can get the models to be even more expressive and do it all in a more concise way…I follow my own heart and I hope that if I am successful, film can become an alternative to showing clothes."
When you think about it, all the fashion shows eventually end up on the internet anyway.
So what does exec producer Selena Gomez think of all this controversy? It's pretty much what she was going for. She told the AP:
"We stayed very true to the book and that's initially what Jay Asher created, was a beautifully tragic, complicated yet suspenseful story, and I think that's what we wanted to do. We wanted to do it justice and, yeah, that's going to come no matter what. It's not an easy subject to talk about, but I'm very fortunate with how it's doing. I'm overwhelmed. I'm very proud of it."
Whatever your reaction to the show, it is getting a lot more people to talk about the problem of teen suicide.