If you’d have told us at the start of Paris fashion week that we’d see Chief Wiggum strutting down the Balenciaga catwalk, we might have said, “Eat my shorts.” But walk the runway – baguette in hand – Clancy did, along with The Simpsons family.
What began as a mysterious Balenciaga red-carpet event, which saw models – from Amber Valletta to Naomi Campbell – do their best Kim Kardashian West in full-look latex, turned into a special screening of The Simpsons. In the episode, the population of Springfield relocates to Paris – under the proviso of checking out the new finger-lickin’ good KFC on the Champs-Élysées – only to end up walking in Demna Gvasalia’s latest show.
From Patty and Selma Bouvier’s (quite literally) smoldering approach to the architectural outerwear, to Smithers’s Isabelle Huppert moment in the brand’s infamous thigh-high stretch-satin knife boots, the cartoon characters are unexpectedly quite fabulous as the new faces of Balenciaga. Marge could well front the spring/summer 2022 campaign.
The biggest takeaway? Fashion can be silly, and don’t take tips from Homer on French kissing. Watch it right now here.
Originally published on Vogue.co.uk