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Performers dressed in Gucci suits and dresses strutted their stuff on a vertical runway in the middle of Tokyo's shopping district Wednesday evening, giving new meaning to high fashion. (May 7)

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Tokyo - May 7, 2014

1. Performer walking up vertical runway

2. People on street looking up at runway

3. More performers walk up runway

4. People looking out from window of nearby building

5. Various of performer being spun in wire harness

STORYLINE:

Performers dressed in Gucci suits and dresses strutted their stuff on a vertical runway in the middle of Tokyo's shopping district on Wednesday evening.

The runway, erected against the side of a 138 foot high building stopped passers-by in the street and drew stares from people in nearby buildings.

Seven performers, strapped into wire harnesses, walked up and down and posed on the vertical runway. At least one pulled off some dizzying stunts.

The event, organized by Japanese publishing houses Shogakukan was held in collaboration with Gucci to celebrate the tenth anniversary of upmarket fashion magazine "Precious".

Gucci provided all the garments, shoes and sunglasses worn by performers in what has been touted as Japan's first airborne fashion show, according to Shogakukan.

Vertical runways have been held before in cities such as New York and London.

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