Paris Fashion Week: Runway Model Punches Topless Protesters
British model Hollie-May Saker socked one of the Ukrainian feminists who stormed the catwalk during Nina Ricci's show on Thursday.
Don't mess with a model when she's on the runway or she might just punch you -- as was the case with 18-year-old British model, Hollie-May Saker, who walked down Nina Ricci's spring/summer 2014 show on Thursday and socked an interrupter in the face.
During the label's Paris Fashion Week show, two topless protesters with the words "Models Don't Go To Brothels" and "Fashion Dictaterror" painted across their chests stormed the runway, disrupting Saker's moment. When one of the protestors grabbed Saker's arm, the model punched her and continued walking like a pro.
The storied French house, which was famously helmed by high-profile designer Olivier Theyskens until 2009, is known for a dark, almost gothically infused glamour that has cultivated fans such as Amy Adams, Diane Kruger and Mia Wasikowska, to name a few. While no major starlets were in the front row at Thursday's show, influential fashion editors/street style stars Anna Dello Russo and Mira Duma attended with New York socialite and onetime MTV reality personality Olivia Palermo.
"As she grabbed my arm, she lifted my skirt exposing me," Saker explained of the protestor, as cited by Liverpool Echo. "I pulled my arm back with such force that I landed a punch square on her nose. I was so angry, but I knew I had to be professional, so I carried on walking with a bit of sassiness."
This isn't the first time the Ukrainian feminist group FEMEN has appeared at fashion shows, as they were seen holding signs that read "Fascism = Fashion" at Milan's Fashion Week for Versace's fall/winter 2013 show in February.
After the show, Saker wrote on Twitter: "FEEEEEEUUUUMIN. THAT B---H RUINED AND HAD HER SAGGY T--- IN MY FACE." The tweet has since been deleted.
Clearly, the model isn't afraid to speak her mind -- see some of her other tweets, below.
Post-Protester Attack Trauma RT "@holliemaysaker Sorry not sorry for punching you in the face."— Trump Models (@TrumpModels) September 26, 2013
Can't stand some of the other models at shows...You're walking for some of the worlds greatest designers.. Crack a smile ungrateful bitch.— Hollie-May Saker (@holliemaysaker) September 26, 2013