When Teyana Taylor isn't fighting to get extra credit from Iman Shumpert—this isn't a euphemism, they are really about that role-playing life—she is killing it on just about every runway and stage she finds herself on. If her performance in Kanye West's “Fade” video wasn't enough proof, Taylor hit New York Fashion Week 2017 with even more energy.
She first made waves over the weekend, appearing at Italian brand GCDS' runway show on Friday. Taylor came down the runway and had a dramatic moment when she ripped off a pair of shades, looking pretty fierce in her all-white outfit.
The look was so fierce, in fact, that Taylor focused another cut of the video on her Instagram account, in an attempt to turn the walk down the runway into a commentary on her excitement for the return of McDonald's Chicken Select strips. This was a pretty severe right turn for someone who has access to food way higher on the restaurant scale than McDonald's, but I can't front, McDonald's definitely hits the spot when the mood strikes.
The caption may have also been an allusion to the “spicy” nature of her walk, which she elaborated on further in an interview with USA Today.
“When I watched the video I was like, 'Damn, I'm so extra,” said Taylor. “But then I realized I'm not extra, I'm spicy, that's all. I'm just spicy, I put a little spice in everybody's life.”
That's one way of putting it, and if that's the case, she took the spice to habanero levels during the close of Phillip Plein's show over the weekend. With Future performing “Mask Off” in the background, Taylor want berserk on the catwalk, dancing better in high heels than you or I probably could in our best pair of dancing shoes.
Say this for Taylor: she does not let her presence fly under the radar. You have to respect the willingness to shake up the stuffy space that is a catwalk, and if Future wants to show up and perform at other fashion shows, I imagine the audience for these events will get a hell of a lot more diverse.
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