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[[caption-width-right:330:Do your little turn on the catwalk.]]

A bunch of people modeling new clothes while the surrounding crowd gets a good look at them. Usually the models walk one at a time down a raised aisle, known as a catwalk, but this can also be done by unveiling a series of tableaux one by one. In live action, it shows off what a good costume department can do.

In fiction, it's likely as not that an important character is either designing the clothes or modeling them. Otherwise a key event in the story is happening there. Or if not, they are often a chance for the film's costume designer to let rip and try something high-fashion-y.

This was very popular in old movie musicals. And still is popular in SideStoryBonusArt.

Compare CostumePorn, FashionShopFashionShow, FashionMagazine, RuleOfGlamorous.
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[[folder:Anime]]
* An episode of ''Manga/WeddingPeach'' ended with Yuri's mother having a wedding dress fashion show.
* The main characters of ''HeartcatchPrettyCure'' are in their school's fashion club, with Erika as ClubPresident, so of course this would have to happen at the school festival at the end of episode 36. There is also one in Paris as the focus of TheMovie.
** ''Anime/SmilePrettyCure'' features a fairy tale-themed fashion show at the end of episode 34, again a school festival episode.
* In ''Anime/{{Interstella 5555}}'', while Stella is still captured, the rest of the band sees her attend one.
* The climax of ''{{Kuragehime}}'' is the jellyfish dress fashion show to save the apartment building Amamizukan.

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[[folder:Film]]
* ''Ready To Wear'' aka ''Film/PretAPorter'' took place at a fashion show with a {{NSFW}} catwalk at the end.
* ''Film/{{Zoolander}}'' involves a plot for an assassination to happen at one.
* ''Film/TheGreatMuppetCaper''; the victim of the theft that kicked off the film was a famous fashion designer, and as a plot point, Miss Piggy fills in for one of the models.
* ''Film/{{Roberta}}'' and the remake ''Lovely To Look At'' end with a fashion show.
* The number "Think Pink" from ''Film/FunnyFace''.
%%* ''Film/{{Gigi}}''
* ''Film/TheAmbassadorsDaughter'', starring Olivia [=DeHavilland=], Myrna Loy and the late John Forsythe. Forsythe meets [=DeHavilland=] (who plays the title character) at one of those lunchtime fashion shows where the models wander among the tables so the diners can view them close-up. This movie is notable for a lot of 1950's-era GorgeousPeriodDress, especially Christian Dior designs of the "New Look" variety.
* The Jane Russell movie ''Film/TheFrenchLine'', which introduced Kim Novak in a nonspeaking role as one of the models in a Fashion Show featuring designs by Russell's character's best friend.
* ''Film/TheWomen'': A Fashion Show was the only part of the 1939 film version to be filmed in color.
* The aptly titled ''Film/FashionsOf1934'' includes a few shows.
* The number "The Girl on the Magazine Cover" in ''Film/EasterParade''.
* The "Beautiful Girl" number in ''Film/SinginInTheRain'' has a show of outfits while a narrator rhymes about the clothes.
* The Sleep-Tite fashion parade at the end of ''Theatre/ThePajamaGame'', which includes a few sight gags: [[BetaCouple Hines and Gladys]] walk on wearing convict-striped pajamas and are handcuffed to each other, and Sid and Babe have on, respectively, a [[ShirtlessScene pajama bottom only]] and a [[SexyShirtSwitch pajama top only]].
* ''Film/TheDevilWearsPrada'' has a few, and it's a source of conflict when the main character is invited to one ahead of her more experienced co-worker.
* ''Film/KinkyBoots'' has a substantial amount of time spent on the various models on the catwalk at the Milan Shoe Show.
* Parodied in ''Film/TheMeteorMan'' when Meteor Man and the bad guy both end up holding books based on runway modeling (their powers cause them to absorb and assimilate the knowledge from a book).
* ''True Stories'' features the worst fashion show, "A Bonanza of Beauty", ever. One outfit is basically a ''suit made of lawn grass and sod''.
* In ''Film/TheStuff'', the [[PrettyInMink fur coat]] [[GoingFurASwim and swimsuit]] scene was shot like a fashion show.
* One scene in the film ''Film/MissPettigrewLivesForADay'' has the titular character attending a fashion show featuring lingire.
* ''Film/WhatAGirlWants'' had one where the main character fell over while trying to walk on the stage.
* ''Film/{{Gia}}'' opened with one (in some versions) of Gia modeling a FairytaleWeddingdress with a [[PrettyInMink white fox muff]].
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[[folder:Literature]]
* ''Literature/JamesBond''
** In ''Literature/LicenceRenewed'', Bond prevents the assassination of the novel's main love interest, who is a model, in one. Her death was supposed to give the complete control of her inheritance to her half-uncle.
** Bond goes to visit one under a guise of a journalist in ''Literature/NeverDreamOfDying'' to get close to model/actress Tylyn, whose husband is suspected of criminal dealings.
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* Many episodes of ''Series/SexAndTheCity'', including a scene in TheMovie.
* ''The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show'' is a special about a show of fashions related to Victoria's Secret. Although most of these aren't outfits that would be sold in the store.
* The old (1986) Joan Collins miniseries ''Sins'' had several Fashion Show scenes. Joan's character was a fashion model turned couture magnate.
* Since ''Series/UglyBetty'' is about a fashion magazine, these show up at least once per season.
* ''Series/ProjectRunway''. Also ''The Fashion Show'', its successor on Bravo.
* Series/TrueJackson features a fashion show and models regularly just to display new clothing.
* ''Series/FromTheEarthToTheMoon'': "The Original Wives Club" introduces the Apollo astronauts' wives by having them participating in a charity fashion show.
* An amateur show is put on at the YouthCenter in an episode of ''Series/PowerRangersZeo''. It features, among other things, Jason modeling in [[{{Fanservice}} red clothing]], a contrast to his currently predominantly black wardrobe.
* A rather odd, but hilarious example appears in ''Series/JamesMaysManLab''; when James decides to attempt to bring the boiler suit into mainstream fashion, he and several volunteers participate in one during the esteemed Graduate Fashion Week.
* [[Series/TheColbertReport Stephen Colbert]] does the catwalk strut on his way to interview a fashion guest: [[http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/49985/january-24-2006/robin-givhan]]
* ''Series/HopeAndFaith'' featured a mother/daughter fashion show that doubled as a BeautyContest. Sydney chose to enter with Faith rather than Hope who then decided to enter with Hailey.
* A 6th season episode of ''SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' had Morgan organising a fashion show with clothes she designed as part of her final year project. After alienating all her models, the rest of her friends have to fill in.
** The first season episode "As Westbridge Turns" features a school fashion show as the climax.
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[[folder: Music]]
* Right Said Fred's "I'm Too Sexy" music video is too sexy for this article.
* En Vogue's "Free Your Mind" video.
* Jody Watley's "Real Love" video, as a model walking solo down the catwalk.
* George Michael's "Too Funky" video has actual famous models of the era (including Linda Evangelista and Tyra Banks) and the impressive sight of 58-year-old Julie Newmar still rocking a catsuit.
* The DavidBowie video "Boys Keep Swinging" ends with one, as each of his three female backup singers gets a turn on the catwalk...with the twist that all three are actually [[Main/SelfBackingVocalist him]] in drag.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2'': Elesa's redesigned gym is this. You have to fight the other models on the catwalk before she reveals herself to you.
* In ''VideoGame/BarbieSuperModel'', Barbie participates in quite a few fashion shows. It's one of the main points of the game.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* The ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode "Mean Seasons" started with one.
* There was a [[ModelCouple Mother-Daughter]] pageant in an episode of ''{{Daria}}''.
* A ManateeGag on ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' showed Peter at a fashion show, propositioning the models as they got to the end of the runway and insulting them as they went back.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibleHulk'' involves Betty and Jen taking part of a Pageant that also acted to promote UsefulNotes/{{Feminism}} by having models with different advanced occupations. They all manage to team up and defeat the Leader and his mutants.
* Featured in the ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' episode, "Runaway Runway." And heavily parodied, as could be expected.
* ''SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode "Obsession" (Designer is [[UnluckyChildhoodFriend Lana Lang]], Model is Darcy, target of [[PsychopathicManchild Toyman]])
** Prior to that was Lana's introductory episode "My Girl."
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' features Rarity holding a fashion show in "Suited for Success" to show off the dresses she made for her friends.
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