Homer Simpson, model? You probably don’t think of Father Schlubby Springfield as a fashion icon, but Balenciaga, on the contrary, thinks it fits in perfectly with Paris Fashion Week.
The Spanish luxury fashion house appealed The simpsons patriarch to help launch his Spring / Summer 2022 collection with a 10 minute creative animated film featuring characters from the longtime show parading the podium in the City of Light. (In Bart’s case, “rolling” on the podium is more like this – he walks down the podium on a skateboard, in jeans, and in waders.)
The presentation is part of Paris Fashion Week 2021, which is largely back in person after a COVID-related hiatus last year that saw designers mostly hold digital presentations and many home fashion fans having hard to imagine life with sweatpants. Balenciaga hosted an in-person show this year with a movie premiere theme involving a red carpet. The Simpsons video brings the looks to a larger audience, although, as Homer notes in the video, some items are not priced easily for everyone.
Homer, stylish with sunglasses and a red puffer jacket with a huge collar, clearly enjoys the attention of fashion photographers, while Lisa, in a simple red dress and pearls, is a much more reluctant model (“Walking on a track? It’s so superficial, “she says).
The podium shot, however, comes when Marge floats the runway in a floor-length gold gown that really makes her big blue hair stand out. A celebrity audience including Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Justin Bieber and Vogue editor-in-chief Dame Anna Wintour give him a standing ovation as La Vie en Rose performs.
Smithers; Moé; and Marge’s twin sisters, Selma and Patty Bouvier, also parade the catwalk of Balenciaga’s new line, as does Chief Wiggum, wearing heels and a coat with epaulettes that are not typical of the police team. current Springfield. The simpsonsin 2019, her characters are therefore used to seeing fashion trends come and go.