Alexander McQueen for fall-winter 2009, Milan
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Fashion forward and then some: Creative designs at the Paris and Milan men’s shows

Alexander McQueen for fall-winter 2009, Milan
Though there were more wearable wardrobe pieces than ever on the runways of Milan and Paris for the recently wrapped fall-winter 2009 men’s fashion weeks, there was still no shortage of the theatrical, the statement-making and the pure “who’s going to wear that?” head-scratching moments.

We’ve compiled some of our favorite looks from among the most envelope-pushing menswear from both cities. What will make the jump from the primordial stew of Fashion Week to live on at retail next fall? Only time will tell.

Picture: Alexander McQueen for fall-winter 2009, Milan.

 (Peter Stigter)
Alexander McQueen for fall-winter 2009, Milan
Alexander McQueen for fall-winter 2009, Milan.

 (Peter Stigter)
D&G for fall-winter 2009, Milan
Dolce & Gabbana for fall-winter 2009, Milan.

 (Peter Stigter)
Dolce & Gabanna for fall-winter 2009, Milan.
Dolce & Gabanna for fall-winter 2009, Milan.

 (Peter Stigter)
Etro for fall-winter 2009, Milan
Etro for fall-winter 2009, Milan.

 (Peter Stigter)
Francisco van Benthum for fall-winter 2009, Paris.
Francisco van Benthum for fall-winter 2009, Paris.

 (Jonas Gustavsson)
Gareth Pugh for fall-winter 2009, Paris
Gareth Pugh for fall-winter 2009, Paris.

 (Jonas Gustavsson)
Gareth Pugh for fall-winter 2009, Paris
Gareth Pugh for fall-winter 2009, Paris.

 (Jonas Gustavsson)
Henrik Vibskov for fall-winter 2009, Paris
Henrik Vibskov for fall-winter 2009, Paris.

 (Jonas Gustavsson)
Henrik Vibskov for fall-winter 2009, Paris.
Henrik Vibskov for fall-winter 2009, Paris.

 (Jonas Gustavsson)
Henrik Vibskov for fall-winter 2009, Paris
Henrik Vibskov for fall-winter 2009, Paris.

 (Jonas Gustavsson)
Jeroen van Tuyl for fall-winter 2009, Paris
Jeroen van Tuyl for fall-winter 2009, Paris.

 (Jonas Gustavsson)
John Galliano for fall-winter 2009, Paris
John Galliano for fall-winter 2009, Paris.

 (Jonas Gustavsson)
Junya Watanabe for fall-winter 2009, Paris.
Junya Watanabe for fall-winter 2009, Paris.

 (Jonas Gustavsson)
Les Hommes Homme for fall-winter 2009, Milan.
Les Hommes Homme for fall-winter 2009, Milan.

 (Peter Stigter)
Moncler Gamme Bleu for fall-winter 2009, Milan.
Moncler Gamme Bleu for fall-winter 2009, Milan.

 (Peter Stigter)
Rick Owens for fall-winter 2009, Paris.
Rick Owens for fall-winter 2009, Paris.

 (Jonas Gustavsson)
Vivienne Westwood for fall-winter 2009, Milan
Vivienne Westwood for fall-winter 2009, Milan.

 (Peter Stigter)
Vivienne Westwood for fall-winter 2009, Milan
Vivienne Westwood for fall-winter 2009, Milan.

 (Peter Stigter)
Walter van Beirendonck for fall-winter 2009, Paris.
Walter van Beirendonck for fall-winter 2009, Paris.

 (Jonas Gustavsson)
Walter van Beirendonck for fall-winter 2009, Paris.
Walter van Beirendonck for fall-winter 2009, Paris.

 (Jonas Gustavsson)
Walter van Beirendonck for fall-winter 2009, Paris.
Walter van Beirendonck for fall-winter 2009, Paris.

 (Jonas Gustavsson)
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