And it’s the most uplifting thing you’ll watch all day
When Anna Dello Russo, Lily Donaldson and Salma Hayek sat down to view Stella McCartney’s aw17 collection at Paris Fashion Week 2017, we’re pretty sure they weren’t expecting this from the finale.
The show started off as planned with a showing of the relatively classic new line. Models donned tweed blazers, 40s-inspired tailored suits and high-neck knitwear, as well as more avant-garde prints and neon lace.
Then at the end, instead of the usual defilé, the model line-up transformed into what can only be described as a fashion flash mob and started dancing to George Michael’s Faith.
The unexpected dancing-model interlude was an entirely feel-good moment, and one that brought everyone together.
Natalia Vodianova, who was on the FROW, started dancing, while everyone else broke out into applause.
George Michael died on Christmas Day last year and he was widely known to support the fashion industry.
His 1990 Freedom music video featured iconic models Christy Burlington, Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell and Cindy Crawford.
Needless to say, this was a fitting tribute indeed.
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Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.
Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).
Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at MoneySavingExpert.com, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.
However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.
Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.
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