Fashion in pictures: A time when masks were just accessories for the runway

A covered face is nothing new on runways. In the past, designer labels like (from left) Marine Serre, Dior and Gucci have all showcased masks.

We're seeing it everywhere. Most people are putting on a face mask when leaving their homes. Even fashion designers and labels are selling face coverings in various trendy colours and silhouettes.

That said, runways around the world were already presenting face masks before the emergence of Covid-19. The message back then was mostly about pollution, if not for the extra dramatic effect a covered face can offer.

Read more: How masks went from 'muzzle' to fashion's object of desire

As the fashion industry evolves (will runways retain their former extravagance?), we take a look back at the times designers made use of masks in their shows. Just scroll through the picture gallery below.

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