Jurgi Persoon’s MA collection in 1992 was notoriously provocative, full of fetishwear references: fur, rubber, leather and studs. Only ten years after Dries Van Noten and his classmates had fought for a ‘proper’ show, Persoons’ spectacle featured models willing to walk topless for a graduation show. On the first night, they appeared on the catwalk accompanied by large, aggressive dogs, but the dogs were dropped in subsequent shows because they were afraid to walk out on to the catwalk. This was the last time live animals were allowed on a catwalk.
Fourth year collection by Jurgi Persoons, 1992
Fashion! Antwerp! Academy!: 50 years of Fashion Academy, Lannoo Publishers