I Will Never Wear a Bag on My Head.

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Isaac Mizrahi must have money on the brain.

At his Fall Winter 2009 Presentation at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York, several of the models took to the catwalk with purses sitting jauntily atop their heads. Purse hats.

Isaac Mizrahi - Runway - Fall 09 MBFW
A model walks the runway at the Isaac Mizrahi Fall 2009 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at the NY Public Library on February 19, 2009 in New York City. (Getty Images)more pics »
It's unclear if Mizrahi's headware are actual bags or just hats made to look like bags. His intention is also unclear. Fashion critic Lynn Yaeger asked, "Are the miniature tote bags perched on the models’ heads at the Isaac Mizrahi show meant to symbolize our empty pocketbooks?"

Isaac Mizrahi - Runway - Fall 09 MBFW
A model walks the runway at the Isaac Mizrahi Fall 2009 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at the NY Public Library on February 19, 2009 in New York City. (Getty Images)more pics »
Empty heads and empty pocketbooks? Or symbolic of a preoccupation with money? Or just a whimsical accessory that was bound to get Mizrahi some press?

Isaac Mizrahi - Runway - Fall 09 MBFW
A model walks the runway at the Isaac Mizrahi Fall 2009 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at the NY Public Library on February 19, 2009 in New York City. (Getty Images)more pics »
Model torture?

Isaac Mizrahi - Runway - Fall 09 MBFW
A model walks the runway at the Isaac Mizrahi Fall 2009 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at the NY Public Library on February 19, 2009 in New York City. (Getty Images)more pics »
It's too bad the bag-hats were so distracting, because Mizrahi's collection, in bright jewel tones and metallics, was actually quite beautiful:

Isaac Mizrahi - Runway - Fall 09 MBFW
A model walks the runway at the Isaac Mizrahi Fall 2009 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at the NY Public Library on February 19, 2009 in New York City. (Getty Images)more pics »Isaac Mizrahi - Runway - Fall 09 MBFW
A model walks the runway at the Isaac Mizrahi Fall 2009 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at the NY Public Library on February 19, 2009 in New York City. (Getty Images)more pics »
Isaac Mizrahi - Runway - Fall 09 MBFWA model walks the runway at the Isaac Mizrahi Fall 2009 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at the NY Public Library on February 19, 2009 in New York City. (Getty Images)more pics »
More pictures of the Isaac Mizrahi Fall/Winter 2009 Presentation:
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