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Gigi Hadid Knows How to Handle a Runway Crasher at the Chanel Show

Gigi Hadid Knows How to Handle a Runway Crasher at the Chanel Show

The top model confronted an unknown catwalker.

While Versace had Jennifer Lopez, and Prada and Burberry both brought back old school catwalkers like Freja Beha Erichsen and Agyness Deyn—Chanel got a surprise catwalker that they didn’t ask for at their Spring 2020 show this morning in Paris.

Inside the Grand Palais, while models like Kaia Gerber, Tami Williams, and Anna Ewers took their finale walk on a set that looked like rooftops in Paris, a woman from the crowd scurried down the steps from the audience and hopped onto the catwalk.

Thanks to her black and white houndstooth tweed outfit (it’s unknown if she was wearing Chanel) she actually blended right in with the cast of Chanel-clad models, although her mimic of a supermodel strut definitely drew attention.

In other news, someone crashed the Chanel show on the final day of Paris Fashion Week. She blended in so well the security had a difficult time finding her.— IAMFASHION (@IAMFASHlON) October 1, 2019

Most of the models managed to remain composed during the bizarre incident, but model Gigi Hadid decided to take matters into her own hand and confronted her. As the crasher got to the top of the set and started striking poses for the photographers, Hadid spoke to the woman, and then was seen placing her hand on her shoulder to help usher the woman towards the backstage exit before Virginie Viard came out for her bow.

According to WWD, the crasher was indentified as Marie Benoliel, also known as Marie S’Infiltre, a comedian/YouTube personality with 227,000 subscribers. Earlier in the week she also crashed the Etam lingerie show and shared the photos on her instagram page of herself clad in silver metallic lingerie with a sleep mask walking behind model Cindy Bruna.