Is the enormous white coat Tania Coleridge wears at the start of this seminal George Michael clip a Claude Montana or a Thierry Mugler?
My bet’s on Mugler as even though the solid block of colour and the Boeing-747 shoulders are classic Montana, there’s something ‘Minnie Mouse’ about the coat’s playfully rounded collar lines that doesn’t follow Montana’s famously severe right-angle hems.
Also, other outfits featured in other scenes during the clip are dressed up with sequins and bustiers and as such cannot be Montana, who only ever used solid geometry in black, white, or single colours and never, ever, toyed with exposed bra straps and bedazzled panels.
Instead, the outfits in the retro-hilarious fashion parade sequences (pictured below) look every inch like the crypto drag queen look that Mugler was peddling throughout the late 1980s, when this video was made.
Another hint: when George returned to his ongoing love affair with catwalk modelling for the third time (after “Father Figure”, the videos for “Freedom 90” and then “Too Funky” were populated exclusively with supermodels) it was Mugler all the way, as you can see here: