Australian comedian Celeste Barber and global fashion icon Tom Ford have collaborated in one of the most unlikely ways possible: a French kiss, caught on video for their millions of fans.
Barber shared the clip, filmed in the style of her #celestechallengeaccepted spoof photos and videos, immediately after Ford's show opened New York Fashion Week on Wednesday night, US time.
In the clip, two models named Parker and Mia kiss passionately, leaving Mia's fuschia lipstick all over Parker's face.
Cut to Ford, who is gay, and Barber, apparently in an airport terminal, sharing a passionate embrace which ends with Barber climbing on top of the designer.
"@tomford called, and I F---ING ANSWERED," Barber captioned the clip for her 4.6 million fans, who include many A-list celebrities.
Barber had been on Ford's radar for some time, especially since she lampooned one of his own ads with her "real mum" style of re-shooting shots with models with everyday "realness".
Fairfax Media has contacted Barber and Tom Ford's representatives for comment.
Speaking of sex, earlier in the evening, Ford opened fashion's month-long orgy of glamour that takes in fashion weeks across New York, London, Paris and Milan.
There were celebrities (Cardi B, Hailee Steinfeld, Paris Jackson and Tom Hanks, to name a few), mega-models (Kaia Gerber, Joan Smalls) and even a sneaky debut of a new Lady Gaga track, three weeks before its official release.
And then there were the clothes.
Croc-effect leather jackets in mauves and blacks, bandage dresses, fluid trenches and the return of white as a dominant summer neutral carried an overall vibe of subtle sexiness that's a hallmark of the Tom Ford name.
Three things that caught the eye as bound to translate into wider trends this season:
1. The headscarf over bun
The hairstyle that featured on many models in the show is a short-priced favourite to appear at the spring carnival, with or without a hat perched on top.
2. The pointy, pointy shoe
Tom Ford has always loved a pointed stiletto but after years of the Balenciaga knife point being the fashion set's go-to shoe, Ford's double-buckled style, with metal toe caps, is already shaping up as the hot shoe of 2019.
3. The one-armed jacket
One of the bolder pieces on the runway was a tailored jacket with one sleeve, leaving the other half to resemble a waistcoat. It's been done (some say to death) with the evening dress but this was a new silhouette that could catch on.
Also looking on approvingly was Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, who surrounded herself with Hanks, his wife Rita Wilson, and Crazy Rich Asians star Henry Golding.
But down the other end of the runway, taking court was legendary fashion editor Andre Leon Talley, who stars in a recent biopic The Gospel According to Andre.
Dressed in one of his signature capes, in a regal silver befitting the occasion, Talley gave approving nods and smiles as the cast of top models walked the carpeted runway.
After the show, as the crowd dispersed, Talley remained in situ, receiving friends and fans. After all, there was no rush to return to the sticky New York night air. It's going to be a long month, after all.
The reporter attended the Tom Ford show with assistance from Harrolds. Follow more of Melissa Singer's coverage of NYFW on Instagram, @melly_singer.