Meet Inti Wang, the Mannequin Who Wore Balenciaga’s Most Fantastical Couture Robe

All of us witnessed the magic that was the Balenciaga high fashion fall 2022 present. With the likes of Kim Kardashian, Nicole Kidman, and Dua Lipa strolling the runway, it was unimaginable to keep away from listening to about what’s arguably the spectacle of the season. However amongst the ocean of very well-known faces was a star on the rise: Inti Wang.

The Colombian-Norwegian mannequin and visible artist had the distinction of carrying one of many voluminous ballgowns that went viral within the latter half of the present. “Demna made the costume particularly for me, which makes it that rather more particular,” Wang tells Vogue. “I by accident stepped on the tulle to start with, although, and realized I needed to carry the costume or I used to be going to fall over. But it surely all labored out superbly ultimately and strolling within the same-sized robe after Naomi Campbell—or *‘mom’—*was additionally a second in itself.”

Balenciaga spring 2020.

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Balenciaga high fashion fall 2021.

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This isn’t Wang’s first rodeo with Balenciaga. In 2019, the mannequin was scouted by the model on Instagram for its social content material. This subsequently ended with an invite to stroll the spring 2020 present. Since then, Wang has been concerned in myriad Balenciaga initiatives. “I’ve accomplished all of it—been in a music video, a online game, a snowstorm, a couture salon… It’s sort of loopy,” says Wang. “For my first present, I wore a go well with and on this newest assortment I wore essentially the most beautiful, fairytale costume of my goals—it feels full circle and completely represents me as an individual.”

Rising up in a house the place each dad and mom are artists, self-expression was all the time inspired. “My earliest reminiscence of style goes to a Purple Cross charity store with my mom. I discovered this purple puffy costume in satin and I attempted it on with some crystal princess heels, which is humorous as a result of it’s similar to what I wore within the Balenciaga present,” Wang laughs. “I used to be seven years previous when that occurred, and each of my dad and mom have by no means questioned how I costume since.”

Balenciaga fall 2021.

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Balenciaga spring 2022.

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When requested what recommendation they’d give to an aspiring mannequin right this moment, the Balenciaga muse responds with a chuckle: “Goal excessive, however have low expectations.” The long run is promising, and we eagerly anticipate what else Inti has in retailer for us.

Balenciaga resort 2023.

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Balenciaga fall 2022.

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