What would Paris Fashion Week be without model Gigi Hadid saving the day?
The Victoria’s Secret model did just that Tuesday when she escorted French YouTube comedian Marie S’Infiltre off Chanel’s Spring-Summer 2020 show.
S’Infiltre, whose real name is Marie Benoliel, made an impromptu appearance on the runway after successfully dodging security guards in the Grand Palais. In a black-and-white, knee-length checkered blazer and pencil skirt, she scrambled onto the catwalk, propped an arm on her hip and turned her head to the audience while strutting her best walk.
Hadid, 24, then confronted the comedian, spewed some words at her and escorted her off the runway.
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The moment #GigiHadid confronted a prankster who ran onto the #Chanel runway to join the finale. The unidentified woman ran from the audience to disrupt the show, but was soon led away by Hadid and then surrounded by her and a group of models. Stay tuned for full coverage of the show.
S’Infiltre’s motives for crashing the catwalk weren’t entirely clear, but she seemed to relish the international attention. She crowed on Instagram about the numerous outlets that covered her stunt.
Not everyone was so miffed by S’Infiltre’s antics, though.
New York Times fashion director Vanessa Friedman was at the show and saw the whole thing unfold. She posted a video on Twitter with the caption: “Best @chanel finale video ever.”
Elizabeth Paton, fashion reporter for the New York Times, was also in the audience and had herself a good laugh.
S’Infiltre — whose channel claims “to better reveal the COMIC REALITY that is hidden in the news!” — boasts 227,000 subscribers on YouTube and 196,000 Instagram followers.
The comedian posted a screenshot of a news story on her Instagram following the charade with a French caption that reads: “The Etam runway was nothing in comparison.”
This wasn’t S’Infiltre’s first stunt. Last week, the 28-year-old crashed Etam’s runway show, a French lingerie brand, donning metallic underwear and a silver sleep mask on her head.