Style Throwback: Iconic Runway Moments

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Kate Moss is the last model to walk the runway, lit cigarette in hand, during the Louis Vuitton Fall/Winter 2012 in Paris. Modeled after a dimly-lit hotel boudoir, and complete with chambermaid costumes and fetish-worthy accessories, the show was the first in years reunite Moss with fellow supermodel, Naomi Campbell. 

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Lily Allen performs at the 'romp in the hay' themed show, during the Chanel Ready To Wear fashion show as part of the Spring/Summer 2010 collections at Paris Fashion Week.

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For Marc Jacobs's prom-inspired Spring/Summer 2006 show, the designer contacted the Penn State Nittany Lions Marching Band to play Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" on the runway. The move was attributed to Jacobs' trademark quirkiness, and while the band was able to stay for an after-party, they had to leave by midnight to get back to school before curfew. 

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A model walks the runway during the Viktor & Rolf Spring/Summer 2011 show during Paris Fashion Week. The structural designs looked like mobile sculptures on the catwalk. 

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A hologram of Kate Moss looms over the runway at the Alexander McQueen Fall/Winter 2006 show in Paris. The designer was paying a tribute to his close friend and frequent model, who was lying low after a cocaine scandal six months prior. 

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General view of the runway at the Chanel fashion show during Spring/Summer 2009 Paris Fashion Week at the Grand Palais in Paris. Karl Lagerfeld has been staging Chanel shows at the Grand Palais, a historical exhibition space, since 2006. 

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Nearly a hundred models displayed designer Fendi's Fall/Winter 2007 collection during a fashion show at the Great Wall of China. An entire year's worth of planning went in to securing the location. 

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Models walk the runway during the Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2013 show as part of Paris Fashion Week. The bee-themed collection inspired these hats, similar to those found in beekeeper's outfits. 

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Models arrive via escalator for Louis Vuitton during the Spring/Summer 2013 ready-to-wear collection show in Paris. Extravagant arrivals can be expected from creative director Marc Jacobs, who has also had models come in by elevator. 

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New York Fashion Week has arrived, and as designers are gearing up to showcase their Fall/Winter 2013 collections, we're taking a look back on some of the most iconic runway moments in recent memory.

Fashion week is a time for the industry to go all out as they attend shows and after-parties, and the designers behind the scenes are no exception. From a Chanel showcase at the Grand Palais to a hologram of Kate Moss floating above an Alexander McQueen runway, click through the gallery to see some of the most exciting and memorable moments from the fashion week runways.

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