A mannequin strolling in New York Fashion Week’s most “provocative show” suffered an unlucky wardrobe malfunction – with many praising her spectacular response.
Leah Postol was carrying a critically skimpy “duct tape bikini” as a part of the sold-out Black Tape Project occasion.
But whilst you’d be forgiven for considering the controversial adhesive tape had failed as she strutted her stuff on the catwalk – it was really her excessive heels.
A video shared by the Black Tape Project on social media reveals Leah confidently strolling down the runway carrying a couple of items of tape throughout her bust, arms, thighs and nether areas.
Suddenly, the ankle strap on her proper shoe busts open, however Leah doesn’t miss a beat and continues to stroll, even managing to confidently strike a pose.
“Probably our most provocative show ever. This show was an act of rebellion during NYFW,” the model’s proprietor and self-proclaimed physique tape “pioneer” Joel Alvarez wrote on Instagram.
“I’m no designer. I’m an artist. I’m right here to make you’re feeling some kind of means.
Designer Joel Alvarez on the runway for Black Tape Project At New York Fashion Week Powered By Art Hearts Fashion September 2022 at The Angel Orensanz Foundation on September 11, 2022 in New York City.Getty ImagesA mannequin carrying a duct tape bikini suffered an unlucky wardrobe malfunction at NYFW when her shoe broke.Getty Images
“Any of you who feel the need to state the obvious about her shoe strap, just notice she doesn’t miss a step. True dragon.”
Fans of the horny sticky tape model have been fast to reward Leah, flooding the feedback part of the clip with adoring remarks.
“When your strap on your ankle has other plans. ABSOLUTELY killed it, not a single misstep,” one mentioned.
Leah Postol handed the mishap like a professional and stored on strutting. Getty Images
“Such a talent,” one other agreed.
Joel, the so-called “King of Tape”, had pushed the risqué vogue label to even skimpier heights than standard through the present, displaying fashions with spartan black-and-white swimsuits that hardly hid their genital areas.
One of the fashions’ our bodies was crisscrossed with spike-studded black tape – a salacious tackle the canine collar design – with black Xs appearing as pasties.
Others had their privates obscured by nothing however a skimpy tape “flower” that was unattached to the remainder of the get-up.
Fans of the horny sticky tape model have been fast to reward Leah, flooding the feedback part of the clip with adoring remarks.Getty Images
In order to stop discomfort – and maybe an inadvertent bikini wax upon removing – Joel claims he makes use of “only skin-safe artistic body tape”.
The unconventional patterns have been impressed by an encounter the designer had whereas working as a rookie vogue photographer in 2008, in accordance with the Black Tape Project’s web site.
The budding designer was reportedly working with a mannequin who “suggested I use electrical tape on her for the last look,” he mentioned.
Joel, the so-called “King of Tape”, had pushed the risqué vogue label to even skimpier heights than standard through the present.Getty Images
While Joel initially had no thought why she would wish to do that, he determined to oblige by wrapping her in black electrical tape.
“Mind you, she looked like two Christmas hams wrapped in rubber bands when I was done,” he mentioned.
Fast ahead a couple of years and it appears Black Tape – which retails from $9.99 for the usual physique tape to $29.99 for different colours – is sticking round, usually showing at prestigious vogue occasions.
In order to stop discomfort – and maybe an inadvertent bikini wax upon removing – Joel claims he makes use of “only skin-safe artistic body tape.”Getty Images
Despite the recognition, many usually are not satisfied the risqué design is definitely wanted, claiming it’s “impractical” and would certainly be “painful” to take away.
A mannequin who just lately wore a “duct tape bikini” at Miami Swim Week 2022 revealed the skimpy cossies additionally take a really very long time to get into.
The designer makes use of tape to create an array of distinctive patterns. Getty Images
“Second time walking for @blacktapeproject. Thank you Joel, and to the outstanding team behind all of this hard work. Twelve hours taping and just 30 seconds walking. It is an honour to be wearing your art,” Chanel Rivera wrote.
The daring vogue alternative has grow to be extra mainstream lately, being worn at festivals across the globe, most just lately Burning Man.