yes, that’s a donkey on the runway.

by faran krentcil

A few years ago, Jean Paul Gaultier sent cats and dogs down the runway with models attached - a scene that famously led Lily Cole to retreat backstage after half a catwalk pass because her pup was terrified of the lights.

Now Danish designer Henrik Vibskov gives his models an even bigger challenge with donkeys. They're tied to the girls' wrists like massive accessories, accompanying a collection that's part Peruvian folklore and part outerspace.

See our favorite looks below, and don't bother asking "What's up with the hair?" - we couldn't figure it out, either.