Environmental Protestor Walks Runway During Dior’s Paris Fashion Week Show: ‘We Are All Fashion Victims’
An environmental protestor managed to crash Dior’s Womenswear Spring/Summer 2021 show at Paris Fashion Week on Sept. 29. The woman walked the runway holding a yellow banner, which read, “WE ARE ALL FASHION VICTIMS.” The climate change group Extinction Rebellion, which has previously criticized the fashion industry’s harmful impact on the environment, later claimed responsibility for the incident.
“It was a surprise for everybody,” said the chairman and CEO of Dior, Pietro Beccari. Though unexpected, the activist’s appearance did not disrupt the flow of the show at all. The chairman noted, ″It was so well done, you couldn’t tell what it was.”