When supermodel Gigi Hadid walked in the Marc Jacobs spring ’20 show on Wednesday during New York Fashion Week, curiously, she was the only one who had no shoes.
The 24-year-old, instead, glided through the makeshift runway in the warehouse location barefoot on her tippy-toes, as if she were wearing high heels. While many assumed this was intentional, given the whimsical nature of Jacobs’ show this season, it turns out this reflected a major wardrobe malfunction.
During the first round, Hadid walked the runway in high heels. They were white leather clogs with a tall wooden block heel and stud detailing, accented with pale silver over-the-knee socks.
Stylist Katie Grand explained in an Instagram post today that in between the model’s first entrance and her second walkthrough, the heel of one shoe broke. “Since we were at the other end of the armoury, there wasn’t much we could do other than either fake an [unbroken] heel or rip off her socks and shoes and send her out barefoot, which we did, and [it] was all the more natural for it,” said Grand in her caption.
She attached a video where Hadid can be seen strutting shoeless after the malfunction.
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Stepping in to London Fashion Week like …. (now there is a little story to go with this clip, in the first opening 'finale' of Marc's show Gigi's heel broke – if you see images from the first passage she has thigh high silver socks and white leather mules, and since we were at the other end of the armoury there wasn't much we could do other than either fake a non broken heel or rip off her socks and shoes and send her out barefoot, which we did, and was all the more natural for it. Gigi and all the people from the show thank you all so much for being so patient, beautiful and inspiring and also Stephen Galloway for your fantastic choreography). Dream a little Dream 🦋
Gigi’s younger sister, Bella, also walked in the show and shared a video of the two at their fitting on Instagram. In the clip, you can see Gigi pulling up the socks, with a little help from Jacobs himself.
Click through the gallery to see all the looks from Marc Jacobs spring ’20 show.
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