The joy of sets: a look back at fashion’s most elaborate catwalk shows

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Fashion weeks are a chance for designers to take their creative visions to the next level, transforming runways and stages to theatrical masterpieces. Whether it’s a spectacular mashup between a designer and an architect, a tribute to the past, or simply a wacky set that no one saw coming – fashion weeks are known to break the boundaries of conventional set designs. In the gallery above, we look back at some of the most stunning visual experiences to come out of the industry.