If Belgian Surrealist painter René Magritte had ever taken a 1970s Mercedes-Benz sedan as his inspiration, the result might have looked something like this.

The extraordinary tableau, created by Mikio Sakabe, is part of an installation called Recollection Quartett staged during the recent Berlin Fashion Week.

Recollection Quartett was staged during Berlin Fashion Week

Sakabe and three other Belgian fashion designers created vignettes using classic Mercedes models; in this one, a W115 – a model which holds an all-time record, having clocked up 4.6 million kilometers – serves as the centerpiece. Belgium, man, Belgium…..