Borat actor crashes Agatha's party at fashion show

MILAN (Reuters) - Actor Sacha Baron Cohen, best known for his eccentric character Borat, burst onto the catwalk at Agatha Ruiz de la Prada’s show in Milan on Friday, bringing the playful show to a halt as security guards stepped in.

Baron Cohen is in Milan making a new film about fashion centered on his character Bruno, a flamboyant Austrian fashionista.

He bowled onto the start of the catwalk rolled up in what turned out to be a long, black caped outfit with eccentric accessories.

After a few minutes of darkness while Baron Cohen, or Bruno, was escorted off the catwalk, the show started again. Models had kept their cool but the designer was visibly upset when she appeared at the end of the show.

Baron Cohen’s film is titled “Bruno: Delicious Journeys Through America for the Purpose of Making Heterosexual Male.”

Agatha Ruiz de la Prada’s show restarted after the actor left. The designer said her show was inspired by Spanish painter Diego Velazquez and the headdresses were based on typical Spanish piñatas.

But the dresses with their bold shapes were more reminiscent of another famous Spanish painter -- Joan Miro.

Reporting by Jo Winterbottom