Gigi Hadid's position as head of Instagram's supermodel set was confirmed on Tuesday when she removed an intruder from the end of Chanel's Paris fashion show.
Chanel street Style at Paris Fashion Week. Photo: Hanna Lassen / Getty
The joke, YouTube comedian Marie Benoliel, wore a monochromatic tweed suit – a Chanel signature – and launched herself onto the catwalk before placing herself among the models. She blended in so well that the local security guards seemed unable to identify her and it was up to Hadid to face the intruder and throw her off the track.
On Benoliel's YouTube channel, where she uses the name Marie's Filter, her biography reads: "Marie infiltrates everywhere, to better reveal the comic reality that is hidden in the news!" At the beginning of the week she infiltrated a presentation Etam where she again went unnoticed for some time, as part of the show, wearing silver underwear. After Chanel's invasion, she posted a photo of you with Hadid connected.
A Chanel spokeswoman said the undercover took them by surprise, but "it's not the first time she's done that."
"Let's not make a drama of it," he added. "We would have preferred if it had not happened." The woman was "escorted to the exit by our security personnel later."
Speaking after her stunt double, Benoliel told the Guardian that she had always dreamed of becoming an aegel Chanel, or muse, adding: “The costume I was wearing on the catwalk actually belongs to my mother and she has worn it since I was born. Chanel is eternal. My tribute was the desire to participate in this eternity for a few minutes. "
She said her comedy was "an exhausting satire about our society." Over the past four years, she has produced over 100 YouTube videos "where I immerse myself in events and public situations."
The goal, she said, was “to show how funny some situations are and sometimes extreme behaviors… I'm not making fun of people. I am pointing out how foolish some people can be when they have no distance and no thought. "
In conversation with Hadid, she said: “Gigi was very nervous and reacted very aggressively to me. She clearly didn't understand my comic approach. At some point, I thought she was going to pull my hair and scream like we were students.
“Gigi is obviously sublime and a fashion icon. I understand her reaction and still love her despite that.
When asked how she accessed the tightly secured Chanel location, she said, "Sorry, I'm a lady and a lady can't reveal her tricks, I'm afraid."
A monochrome dress. Photography: Stephane Cardinale – Corbis / Corbis via Getty Images
The incident did not disturb the parade, which was the first ready-to-use collection produced entirely by Karl Lagerfeld's successor, Virginie Viard. Viard was Lagerfeld's "right hand man", first at Chloé and then Chanel, and took over after his death in February.
The set, mounted on the high art nouveau arches of the Grand Palais in Paris, was a 330-meter recreation of the city's distinctive peach-colored Lutetian limestone and zinc roofs. Chanel's scenarios are always spectacular – the famous Lagerfeld consisted of whole planes and supermarkets – but that evoked more discreetly. It came with realistic signs of life: the creamy stone was infused with a smoky gray patina, while the "zinc" (really painted linoleum) was stained.
Tweed and boucle on the track. Photo: Stephane Cardinale / Corbis via Getty
Perhaps the most surprising part of the aesthetic, since this was a spring / summer show, was the fact that so many models wore black opaque stockings. The hemlines were short, with A-line skirts and puffball cut mid-thigh, a departure from the long midi hem trend still seen in many of the other fashion houses.
Chanel's iconic padded bag – with a touch of a new season Photo: Corbis via Getty
There was a tweed and boucle kaleidoscope, from the opening look – a black jacket with short black kilt – to the pink and red overalls. The shoes were commercial and easy to wear, including high-heeled and high-heeled sandals and the ever popular cream and two-tone black Chanel. Another prominent section featured block-printed silk skirts, suits, and jackets with “Chanel” in white caps.
Viard has already shown Chanel resort and haute couture collections, though the use already has the biggest impact. So far, his production has been interpreted as quieter than his predecessor's pop-art styles. Some saw Coco Chanel as the dominant influence on Viard's approach to house codes.
Like many of this season's fashion shows, Viard presented a simplified way of dressing, an encouraging response to the fashion brand's frequent drive to rack up the catwalk. This aesthetic – with models often wearing multi-layered clothing and carrying more than one bag on the catwalk – may seem strangely material to shoppers who are increasingly aware of sustainability concerns.
A model in a new version of Chanel's classic costume. Photography: Christophe Archambault / AFP / Getty Images
The set chimneys and ceiling windows were found in the flea markets, according to notes distributed to the showers. Chanel is "committed whenever possible to the recovery, recycling and / or reuse of materials and elements used in the concert setting," a spokesman said.
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