Model's intense catwalk walk during Paris Fashion Week gets a smile from Anna Wintour with stone faces
The moody and dramatic runway walk of a model makes the round online, comparing internet users to both a clumsy teenager and someone stumbling out of a nightclub.
The German model Leon Dame got the honor to close the Maison Margiela Spring 2020 show; a catwalk outing that brings together the most important figures in fashion.
Dressed in white hot pants, a cinched leather jacket and boots with platform shoes, the 20-year-old pulled the catwalk with so much energy that it both excited and frightened the controversial audience, including Anna Wintour who smiled disbelievingly as she looked at him.
He means business! Model Leon Dame walked onto the runway and looked somewhat threatening during the Maison Margiela Spring 2020 show during the Paris Fashion Week
A star is born! Fashion insiders considered Leon the outbreak of the runway thanks to his hectic walk
Viral: members of the public hurried to capture the unusual and intense walk – and quickly spread it on social media
Leon-based Berlin, who is also a student and saxophonist, came to the fore last season when he walked in the Maison Margiela show with a similarly hectic walk.
Today, for the preview of the house collection in the spring of 2020, creative director John Galliano called in the 6 & # 39; 1 model to repeat his infamous stump.
And it seemed to be a treat.
The most prominent critics and influencers of fashion have captured the moment quickly and spread it online.
Tim Blanks, editor in chief of The Business of Fashion, shared a snippet of Leon with steel eyes and claimed that he & # 39; had killed the catwalk & # 39 ;.
He also quoted the iconic film, 42nd Street, with an image of Leon with the words: & # 39; You go out a young, but you have to come back a star! & # 39;
She laughs! Anna Wintour, in the photo, was particularly enthusiastic about Leon's strut as she smiled and watched him walk through the runway
Stare down: Leon makes threatening eye contact with British Vogue editor Edward Enninful, pictured in a suit as he trudges past
He is watching you: clips from the German model and his intense presence on the catwalk have been spread on countless Instagram stories
Several videos of Leon & # 39; s walk unintentionally capture Anna Wintour in her characteristic black sunglasses in the background.
The Vogue veteran, 69, recently said that she is often looking for & # 39; something to make her laugh & # 39; when she is in the front row.
She found it, thanks to Leon, when she was visibly seen amused with her head turning to follow his style along the runway with her mouth a bit agape.
New York-based model Aleali May captured the moment for the camera and named her video & # 39; Queen Approved & # 39 ;.
That was Leon in 2016 mapped as one of the eight male models of the New York Times to watch.
Until now in his career he has been running for Hermès, Topman, J.W. Anderson, Alexander McQueen, Burberry, Jil Sander, Gucci, MSGM and Valentino.
On popular request back: Leon & # 39; s characteristic dramatic walk was also seen in the Maison Margiela fall / winter show in February
Busy: Leon was seen on Thursday at the highly anticipated Bottega Veneta show in Milan
He even borrowed his talents on the catwalk for women's clothing shows with Roberto Cavalli and Just Cavalli after impressing former creative director Peter Dundas.
The video quickly generated hundreds of likes and retweets on Twitter.
& # 39; The Leon Dame walk at Maison Margiela offers all the inspiration you need to stomp through the hump day, & # 39; explained the fashion magazine.
A tweeter replied: & # 39; (placeholder for zoolander jokes) & # 39; – referring to the satirical fashion film.
Another said: & # 39; Too much tequila! & # 39;
One person suggested that Leon looked like a & # 39; brash baby giraffe & # 39; that & # 39; on Sunday morning at 7 am & # 39; left in the morning (a night club).
Response: Twitter users tried to get their head around the model's unique walk
Some users joked that it was the energy they were planning to channel to help them the rest of the week.
While Leon's clips made their way across the net, the show as a whole was also praised.
The legendary British fashion designer Galliano, 58, presented 39 looks inspired by clothing from the First and Second World War, updated with his characteristic theatrical flair.
Some models wore old-fashioned, custom-made pinstripes, interspersed with torn denim, while other outfits evoked vintage nurse uniforms with garrison caps. Subsequent looks were nautical and marine-inspired, with several covered in war helmets.
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