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The Simpsons x Balenciaga Fashion Week Episode: Watch Here – WWD

By on October 3, 2021 0

Balenciaga’s ‘Red Carpet Collection’ for spring 2022 was set up as a movie preview – with fashion professionals and celebrities including Cardi B., Lewis Hamilton and Elliot Page performing at the Théâtre du Chatelet.

But when the lights went out, audiences were treated to a bespoke 10-minute episode of “The Simpsons” in which Homer gives Marge a Balenciaga birthday present, triggering hilarious scenes that culminate in the town of Springfield. transported to Paris by Demna Gvasalia to model in her show.

The fashion pack roared with approval as Homer Simpson tries to pronounce the fashion label – “Balun, Balloon, Baleen” – and ends up wearing an oversized red parka and serenading his wife in French.

The episode featured cameos from Vogue’s Anna Wintour with grumpy bartender Moe in a big-shouldered camel coat.

According to the house, the bespoke cartoon “is the latest in a progression of activations that push some established boundaries between fashion and other forms of entertainment, culture and technology, pushing the brand away from a category easily. definable “.

Admittedly, the entire production was very entertaining, with guests entering the room with an extensive photo call, all aired inside as if it were the Oscars.

Everyone from fashion critic Cathy Horyn to famous French actress Isabelle Huppert has showcased it for the camera.

Eventually, models wearing Balenciaga’s latest collection began to filter through, turning the situation around and letting the public be part of the fashion show.

Gvasalia also invited members of his design team to walk the red carpet, eliciting thunderous applause from Balenciage employees seated in the upper balconies.

The star-studded event drew hundreds of onlookers outside the venue and added a thrill of Hollywood glamor to Paris Fashion Week, which continues in the French capital until October 5.

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