Benoliel made it all the way down the runway before a pair of security guards began bounding after her. No matter, though. Gigi was there, waiting for her, accosting her on the stage, placing a hand on her shoulder and escorting her from the set with a little help from sister Bella. Who needs a security guard when you have Gigi Hadid?
Benoliel has no beef with Gigi for removing her from the runway, though. In a new interview with TIME magazine, she explains that she understands that Gigi was dealing with her intrusion in the simplest and quickest way.
“Gigi is obviously sublime and a fashion icon,” Benoliel told TIME. “I understand her reaction somewhat and continue to love her in spite of that.”
According to the YouTuber, the decision to storm the runway was borne out of a longstanding love of the fashion brand. Benoliel even wore a vintage Chanel suit, which originally belonged to her mother, to stage her prank. “Chanel is eternal,” she explained to TIME. “My tribute was a desire to take part in this eternity for a few minutes.”
Still, fans on social media applauded applauded Gigi’s swift response to Benoliel’s attempt to derail the finale.