This Model’s Runway Walk Stole Fashion Month

Who knew stomping was so in vogue?

Maison Margiela’s Spring 2020 coed collection brought more than just tweed utility jackets and an air of military authority. 

Yes, John Galliano’s cast stomped through the Grand Palais with a fierce sense of purpose – no one more so than Leon Dame, the German model whose very expressive strut closed the show.

A zigzagging trot that soon after flooded Instagram due to its sheer unexpected appearance and seductive undertones. 

The Margiela runway has long been a showcase for models willing to go above and beyond. And Dame did exactly that. 

As spontaneous as it seemed, the strut took a bit of advance planning.

He told Vogue, “I already had something on my mind, but I worked it out during the rehearsals with Pat Boguslawski the night before the show."

Rumour has it, he even managed to get a smile from Anna Wintour. 

Many praised the young German model, who has appeared in campaigns for Acne, Jil Sander, Fay and Solid Homme, for his individualised distinction. 

Actor and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Lisa Rinna described Leon as her “spirit animal,” while fashion designer Rihanna followed him on Instagram. 

Not too shabby for a stomp, no?

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