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Layered leggings looking good at Bernhard Willhelm

Men in tights have never looked so good.
/ Source: The Associated Press

Men in tights have never looked so good.

For fall-winter 2011-2012, German designer Bernhard Willhelm gave the men of the world all the clingy leggings and long johns they could possibly desire.

Knit with kooky designs and dizzying patterns, the leggings were paired with matching hoodies and tennis shoes. A long john-dirndle hybrid, complete with a lace-up eyelet closure at the crotch, and a sexy sweat suit knit with trompe l'oeil police "do not cross" tape were standouts.

They were the kind of statement looks that you could imagine Rihanna or Katy Perry nicking from their boyfriends' closets to wear to the grocery store.

Saturday's performance art-steeped presentation was just as wacky as the outfits. Painted-faced models held umbrellas hung with swaths of tulle — some ringing ridiculous little brass bells. The models fought to keep a straight face as packs of fashionistas descended on them to snap endless photos with their cell phones.