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Models Literally Walked On Water At Saint Laurent

Jesus wept.

by Emma Specter
Sep 25 2018, 7:14pm

Photo by Pierre Suu via Getty Images.

They say genuine, Vatican-approved miracles are few and far between, but clearly “they” did not attend Saint Laurent's SS19 show at Paris Fashion Week on Tuesday, where models quite literally walked on water. Okay, fine, it was a submerged runway, but the effect was still pretty miraculous. Pope Francis is shook!

Anthony Vaccarello's open-air show featured models, including Cindy Crawford-descended runway royalty Kaia Gerber, strutting down what appeared to be a body of water set against a fully lit Eiffel Tower. Vraiment magnifique!

In addition to the obvious biblical comparison, Tuesday's Saint Laurent show also brings to mind another seminal moment in fashion: the Cycle 2 episode of “Asia's Next Top Model” where the contestants had to teeter across a water runway. Has Vaccarello been binging reruns? Is performing the miracle of the loaves and fishes just a standard requirement for models now? Even without Hedi Slimane, it seems Saint Laurent is more than capable of putting on a show.

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