A video of a model slapping a member of the public with her coat mid-runway during a fashion show in New York has become popular on social media. Footage shows the model walking the runway in New York for designer Christan Cowan when she turns around and hits a member of the public with her plaid coat. She continued to strut past the small waterfall.
The post was originally shared by @parismumpower on TikTok, which amassed over two million views and thousands of comments, with social media users joking about the incident. The video was posted on the ‘defnoodles’ Instagram page and also shared by designer Christian Cowan with the caption: ‘In a world of Karen, be a teddy’.
The video was shot in September 2021 and the model was eventually identified as Theodora Quinlivan, also known as Teddy. However, it was later revealed that the prank was part of the act. Last year, the disturbing images were shown during the presentation of Christian Cowan’s Spring 2022 ready-to-wear fashion show in New York. “She slapped me with that jacket was a complete fashion reset!” one of the audience members who was touched remarked in the comments section of the fashion designer’s Instagram video.
The film has surfaced on the internet as the designer gears up for New York Fashion Week, which begins Feb. 11.