Gigi Hadid handled her wardrobe malefaction gracefully as she strutted barefoot down the Marc Jacob’s runway at New York Fashion Week. Most audience members didn’t even notice the missing shoes. Stylist Katie Grand took to her instagram to explain exactly what went down backstage, sharing a clip of Hadid on the runway captioned “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.”
Hadid’s fanbase praised her for handling the whole thing like a pro, taking to twitter to exclaim “I loved this more than the high socks and heels!”, “I was confused at the beginning but then thought it was part of the show. Gigi makes everything looks good.” Ashley Graham called the impromptu decision “brilliant”
Gigi also commented on the mishap, saying “”Walking in a dream ✨ Thank you so much for including me in one of the most incredible shows I’ve ever seen @marcjacobs 💖 (sometimes a lil wardrobe malfunction can lead to the magic moments😁)”.