You can always expect the unexpected from fashion designer Thom Browne.

His shows have always been grandiose and a very welcome break from the boredom usually found in the habitual catwalk strutting of models.

In Spring 2008 [Menswear Collection], Browne took his guests to the beach by opening his show with “lifeguards” wrapped up in big red, white and blue towels, sporting swimming caps and whistles.

Thom Browne swimwear 2008 menswear fashion

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For Spring 2009, the 2006 CFDA* Menswear Designer of the Year winner welcomed his guests to a space that had been converted into a tennis court. He left no details out! The space was complete with climbing ivy, a grass court runway, walls lined with trophy-filled shelves and a scoreboard backdrop listing players.

Thom Browne tennis 2009 menswear fashion

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Last season (Spring 2011) Browne wowed his audience by projecting them into space (see video)

And this season (Fall 2011) is no different! Thom Browne does it again by flashing back to the eighteenth century, finding inspiration in founding father Thomas Jefferson. The show took place In the Salon Impériale of the Westin hotel where Browne staged a sit-down dinner of sweet corn and peas for his forty-two models.

Thom Browne continues to push the envelope. Not only are his designs undisputable, his shows are inimitable and sure to catch your attention whether you are an aficionado of fashion or not.

*Council of Fashion Designers of America