Forget the Hadid sisters for a moment because a new and rather unexpected family just stormed the Balenciaga catwalk – the Simpsons.
On Sunday attendees at the hotly anticipated Paris Fashion Week show were treated to a 10-minute Balenciaga-themed Simpsons episode in which Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie Simpson took to the catwalk in front of guests including Kim Kardashian, Kanye West and Justin Bieber.
During the episode, the cartoon characters playfully jested with the fashion house’s reputation for big, bold and somewhat pricey designs, with Marge getting stuck in a doorway (blame the oversized shoulder pads of her green dress) and Homer nearly passing out after seeing the item costs a whopping £14,000 ($19,000).
However, it wasn’t long before the father-of-three enjoyed his runway moment for Demna Gvasalia in Paris wearing sunglasses and a red Puffa jacket emblazoned with the fashion brand’s signature logo.
At one point Bart traveled on a skateboard down the runway dressed in a white T-shirt and leather chaps over his jeans, before an adorable Lisa and Maggie, wearing matching red gowns with peplum trims, strutted their stuff.
The Simpsons weren’t the only ones to take to the catwalk, however, as the likes of Smithers, Patty and Selma Bouvier and Chief Wiggum were keen to give Kendall Jenner and Kaia Gerber a run for their money. Pub landlord Moe Szyslak also proved himself to be an unexpected catwalk pro, dressed in an oversized brown Balenciaga blazer and brown boots.
Of course, it was Marge who stole the show at the end, dressed in a floor-length gold dress with a gigantic bow at the back, resulting in a standing ovation and applause from West, Bieber, Kardashian and other attendees.
After the episode, models including Naomi Campbell and Amber Valleta brought high octane glamour on the real runway (screened to FROW guests via a livestream) in oversized, ruffled and dreamy dresses, while others donned sharp suits and streetwear. The collection was undeniably a true celebration of Gvasalia’s unparalleled ability to marry both tailored silhouettes and comfortable athleisurewear in one collection.