If you were on Twitter last night, you’d have seen your timeline blowing up with tweets (and retweets) of an intruder during the Chanel Spring Summer 20 show at Paris Fashion Week last night.
A woman dressed in houndstooth suit and a Chanel bag strutted to the runway from the seats, took her place in front of a model and started walking on the runway. If you didn’t know better, you’d have thought she was part of the show, although the outfit doesn’t look like it’s part of this season’s pastel tweed.
She got all the way to the front before security guards started chasing after her.
Chanel then saw a savior: Gigi Hadid.
The model was seen stopping the woman from moving forward, and then slung her arm around the latter’s shoulders and escorted her to the stairs where she was asked to leave.
Gigi Hadid escorting Marie S'Infiltre off the runway after she crashed the Chanel Spring 2020 runway. Thoughts? pic.twitter.com/546u4QUCMD
— big t (@miuyorker) October 1, 2019
The intruder is a YouTuber, Marie S’Infiltre, who like her name suggests, infiltrates and crashes shows. Last week, she pulled a similar stunt at French lingerie and clothing brand Etam’s show.
She told L’importante that people had thought her infiltration at Etam went smoothly because the brand was in on it, so she wanted to “try the impossible with the most prestigious show on Earth, Chanel.”
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En exclusivité! Marie s’Inflitre raconte à L’importante pourquoi et comment elle s’est infiltrée dans les défilés! @mariesinfiltre #mariesinfiltre #defilechannel @vogue @dazedfashion @20minutesfrance @ellebelgique @carineroitfeld @madamefigarofr @gigihadid @fraiche.paris @lofficielitalia @mouloudachour
Well, people at Chanel, especially Gigi, were understandably not impressed, and neither were these people on Twitter.
how tacky do u have to be in order to crash a chanel fashion show🤧 https://t.co/WEfKCHpizA
— elena🦋 (@pizzawentz) October 1, 2019
Oh shut up, this women caused a scene and caused the audience to pay attention to her and not the art and fashion Chanel was showing. She disrespected the models who work their ass off and the designer. If she wanted to model that bad she shouldn’t crash a fashion show.
— dem🌟 (@demiivelasquez) October 1, 2019
A youtuber crash Chanel’s finale. Everything for the sake of content. Heran pic.twitter.com/gQPVL1vdDi
— Gilang C. Ramadhan (@GilangGee) October 1, 2019
Others, however, saw the humour in it.
Sis jumped onto the runway at Chanel + blended in lol Gigi Hadid had to help escort her off the runway #PFW
Now these are the type of shenanigans I love lol pic.twitter.com/vIsyg45ut5
— Shelby Ivey Christie (@bronze_bombSHEL) October 1, 2019
The confidence this person have to crash a Chanel runway, is the confidence I strive to have.
— Maha 🐰 (@Mochifairy_) October 1, 2019
Our thoughts: we know the hard work that goes into a collection and Fashion Week, and for a YouTuber to pull a stunt like this so she can get “content”? Not cool.