Off-White Puts Holes in Fashion Theory

Gigi Hadid, Alek Wek, and Bella Hadid

The show must go on, some restless masochist once said. A prescribed pause didn’t stop Virgil Abloh‘s Spring/Summer 2020 reveal for Off-White, even if the designer was afar in Chicago. Labeled Meteor Strike, the first shooting star in the Centre Pompidou came by way of opener Adut Akech who sporting a crisp, button-up shirtdress with terry-cloth wedged heels, started off a procession of top faces like Gigi Hadid, Bella Hadid, and Grace Elizabeth all bearing sleek, crater-lidden pieces (the most notable being the “un-functional” $1,665 Meteor Bag). Sprinkled thorughout were four iconic pillars of 90s modeling – Alek Wek, Georgina Grenville, Debra Shaw, and Audrey Marnay all representing a forward shift towards age inclusivity in Paris this season.

All photos by Eva al Desnudo for

Adut Akech

Achenrin Madit and Sculy Mejia

Georgina Grenville

Pan Haowen

Nikki Mcguire

Josefine Lynderup

Jordan Daniels

Lara Mullen

Axelle Doue

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