11/07/2013 19:11 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Lady Gaga Vs Fashion Festival Sydney, Or: The Retro Event Horizon Approaches

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Fashion is all about looking forwards, anticipating and starting trends, and generally preparing for the seasons ahead.

So why is Fashion Festival Sydney hellbent on recreating Lady Gaga's outfits and accessories from a mere few seasons back? Are we approaching some kind of self-referential retro event horizon where we look to the ever more recent past for wardrobes to plunder for inspiration?

Or is it just a coincidence*?

*There's no such thing as coincidence