The emperor with no clothes gets a bad rap. Maybe he looked really good naked! In that spirit — and to celebrate the upcoming second season premiere of Skin Wars, GSN’s totally bonkers skin-painting competition — Gawker Media threw our first all-nude fashion show, during which we invited top artists to deck out models in the finest in high-fashion nothingness and then send them strutting the runway in the cutting edge, textile-free frocks that were the result.

Below, check out the highlights of the (very artistic) debauchery, and check back next week when we’ll have a full report just in time for you to tune in to Skin Wars, June 10th on GSN.

Photo credits: Gerard Garvey / The Self Portrait Project.

This post is a sponsored collaboration between GSN and Studio@Gawker.