Playboi Carti Conquers The Paris Runway

Accompanied by music from Kanye West’s latest album, “Ye,” and a live performance by the instrumental band BadBadNotGood, models began unveiling crocodile totes, sheer shirts and white leather coats. Playboi Carti was quiet, maybe even nervous, as he waited backstage, the last of 56 models. Mr. Abloh gave him a final touch-up.

About five minutes later, Playboi Carti emerged from the tent and gleamed in the afternoon sun. He strode purposefully past thousands of camera-wielding spectators, brand fanatics swinging Vuitton purses, fashion editors and celebrities, including Mr. West, Rihanna, Kim Kardashian West, Bella Hadid, Naomi Campbell and Russell Westbrook. A drone buzzed above, as he approached the Galerie de Beaujolais, veered left and vanished.

As the crowd applauded and frantically Instagrammed, he reappeared to lead a single-file army of models back down the runway. Still hard-eyed and expressionless, he hit all his marks.

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