Imposter walks catwalk in trash bag, no one notices

Imposter walks catwalk in trash bag, no one notices
  • PublishedSeptember 17, 2023

An imposter snuck onto a catwalk wearing a trash bag and has caused quite the stir at New York Fashion Week.

They say that modelling is not just beauty and a smile, it takes boldness and style and one intruder at New York Fashion Week proved this statement true.

During a show hosted by the social media agency Creators Inc, one man joined the models strutting up and down the catwalk.

Entering the runway in nothing but a shower cap, bright coloured swimming shorts, white runners with black socks and a see-through plastic poncho on top, the intruder blended in perfectly.

He was greeted by the audience like any other model, with cheers and applause but as he got towards the end of the runway, his cover was soon blown.

In the video that was shared by UNILAD, a security officer can be seen chasing him down and grabbing a hold of him. The security then drags him away, leaving the audience stunned.

Currently, it’s unclear how the imposter managed to make his way onto the catwalk.

Social media’s reaction

And while people who witnessed the event were left shocked, social media didn’t take long to find the incident humorous.

“That is not garbage but garbage,” one person commented.

“Security only noticed when they went to throw their wrapper away and the garbage can was empty,” another wrote on Facebook.

Anyone find out how much the outfit cost?” a third person asked.

Others used this as an opportunity to take aim at the fashion industry as a whole, pointing out actual models have worn crazier stuff in the past.

“I mean, some of that stuff they put on models is just crazy enough, I could see how no one realised,” one person commented.

“I agree, one I saw so far was a model hanging upside down onto another model … it’s ridiculous,” another agreed.

The New York Fashion Week imposter isn’t the first time someone has imitated a piece of art or design.

Back in 2016, two Californian teenagers took the art world for a spin when at an art gallery, they put a pair of eye glasses on the floor. The result was visitors assuming it was one of the exhibits.

The reason behind this scheme was due to the simplicity of some the exhibits at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, which had included two stuffed animals on a blanket.

In an interview with The New York Times, the pair questioned whether the exhibits should be classified as art.

“Is this really what you call art?” 16-year-old Kevin Nguyen said.

TJ Khayatan, 17, added: “We looked at it and we were like, ‘This is pretty easy. We could make this ourselves.’”


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