Chanel prankster: 'Gigi Hadid was quite aggressive'

Gigi Hadid walking the Chanel catwalk during Paris Fashion Week

Prankster Marie S'Infiltre has claimed Gigi Hadid was "quite aggressive" when she removed her from the catwalk after she crashed the Chanel show earlier this week.

The French YouTuber, real name Marie Benoliel, pulled the stunt during creative director Virginie Viard's show for the French luxury brand at the Grand Palais as part of Paris Fashion Week on Tuesday.

Marie leapt onto the runway wearing a black and white two-piece, which she claims is vintage Chanel, in front of the star-studded audience, which featured the likes of Cardi B, Anna Wintour, and Anna Dello Russo.

Gigi blocked the prankster from continuing to walk the runway and put her hand on her shoulder as she escorted her off the catwalk.

Now, Marie is claiming that the 24-year-old supermodel was "quite aggressive" and didn't understand that she was simply paying tribute to the late Karl Lagerfeld.

In an email to, she complained that she thought Gigi might pull her hair and yell "as if we were school girls", but refused to divulge what was said during their confrontation.

"She clearly did not understand my comic approach. Gigi is obviously sublime and a fashion icon and I understand her reaction somewhat and continue to love her in spite of that," Marie shared.

The prankster said her career is inspired by Borat star Sacha Baron Cohen, and she enjoys immersing herself in public events "to show how funny some situations and sometimes extreme behaviours are."

"I am not making fun of people, I am pointing how silly some people can be when they lack distance and thinking," Marie insisted.

After the show, a spokesperson for Chanel told AFP: "We are not going to make a drama out of it... We would have preferred if it hadn't happened."

They also said "this is not the first time that she has done this", referring to Marie crashing Etam's Paris Fashion Week presentation last week.

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