During the Chanel finale at the Grand Palais in Paris on Tuesday, as Gigi Hadid and company took their communal closing lap, an unexpected guest joined the procession. A woman whom WWD has identified as the YouTuber and comedian Marie S’Infiltre inserted herself into the line of models. Her entrance was smooth enough, or disorienting enough, that she almost completed the walk, until Hadid intervened.
Perhaps this is what it means to ascend from model to supermodel status, where you’re no longer a mere part of the show but empowered to secure its integrity. Hadid looked comfortable and almost matter-of-fact as she took S’Infiltre aside in the absence of security guards, and calmly ushered her off the runway.
The S/S 2020 show was creative director Virginie Viard’s first ready-to-wear collection for Chanel. WWD also notes that S’Infiltre had crashed the runway at Etam’s show earlier in the week. She made more of a splash this time, though, likely in part because it was Chanel, but also because of the stateliness of Hadid’s reaction. Not to get too conspiratorial about it, but while Hadid’s hand-on-shoulder approach has been watched over and over, so then has Chanel’s new collection. For F/W 2020, we’re forecasting more runway crashers