Skinny Chicks Step Aside: Hairy Dudes and Bodacious Babes Are Taking Over the Runway

Models are beautiful, tall, and...burly? Yep, the last few seasons have seen more and more designers turning a cheek to the whole super-skinny model thing in favor of a few less conventional cat-walkers. The result? From scary, hairy, husky dudes (thanks Vivienne Westwood!) to buxom gals in super-short minis (à la Mark Fast), this new model trend is sure keeping the typical shows a lot more interesting!
Mark Fast
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Last week the designer caused a stir by using fuller-figure models to show off his skin-tight dresses. While the debate wages on about the fit of the dress and undies, we still loved seeing these gorgeous babes on the runway.
Above: Mark Fast spring '10, image from Style.com.
Sykes
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The British designer featured models ranging in ages up to 70, giving new meaning to the term 'silver fox.'
Above: Sykes spring '10, image from Style.com.
Elise Overland
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Dude look like a lady! Believe it or not, that's actually the very hot male model Martin Cohn wearing a dress and a glam stilettos. Yes, we know, his legs are leggier than ours any day.
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Above: Elise Overland spring '10, image from Style.com.
Vivienne Westwood
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We're not sure if he's sashaying down the runway or thinking about the best way to chokehold Tim Blanks in the front row. Either way, we like him.
Above: Vivienne Westwood menswear spring '09, image from NYMag.com
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Jean-Paul Gaultier
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What do tuxedoed children, 51-year-old beauty Inès de la Fressange and size 20 models all have in common? They've all walked for couture master Jean-Paul Gaultier.
Above, from left: Gaultier menswear fall '09, image from Men.Style.com; Gaultier Couture spring '09, image from Style.com; Gaultier spring '07, image from Style.com.
Ann Demeulemeester
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We dare anyone not to fall in love with these dapper older gents.
Above: Ann Demeulemeester menswear spring '09, image from NYMag.com
Yohji Yamamoto
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Who would think that a runway show could ever make us miss our grandfathers? Now, if only we could get him to trash his 10-year-old trousers and orthopedics and start wearing Yohji!
Above: Yohji Yamamoto menswear spring '09, image from Men.Style.com.
Lorick
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Mimi Weddell as muse and model at 93 must be the envy of all seniors. We hope we're this sassy when we hit the big 9-0.
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Above, from left: Lorick spring '09, images from Refinery29.com and Sassybella.com.

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