Gigi Hadid struts down catwalk barefoot, thanks to a broken heel

Published: September 17, 2019


American-Palestinian supermodel Gigi Hadid handled a New York Fashion Week wardrobe malfunction like a true professional. The 24-year-old was walking for the Marc Jacobs Spring 2020 runway show at Park Avenue Armory when her shoe broke, reported InStyle.

“In the first opening ‘finale’ of Marc’s show, Gigi’s heel broke,” longtime Jacobs stylist Katie Grand explained.

“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,” Grand said. “Gigi and all the people from the show, thank you all so much for being so patient, beautiful and inspiring.”

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In her own Instagram post, Gigi praised the runway show as “one of the most incredible shows I’ve ever seen” and added, “Sometimes, a lil’ wardrobe malfunction can lead to the magic moments.”

“Walking in a dream ,” she wrote, alongside video and photos of her barefoot strut.

This isn’t the first time Hadid has had a shoe malfunction on the runway. In 2017, she lost a platform heel during the second half of Anna Sui’s New York Fashion Week show.

At the time, the model continued strutting down the runway as if she still had the shoe on, impressively keeping her composure. It appeared one of her heels wasn’t properly secured amid the backstage rush.

And for the finale walk, Gigi held on to younger sister Bella Hadid, who closed the show, for extra support as she walked on the toes of her right foot with only a black sock on.

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