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Elliot Page sets internet on fire in ‘goth platform Crocs’ at Balenciaga Paris Fashion Week show

Lily Wakefield October 4, 2021
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poses on the runway during the Balenciaga Spring/Summer 2022 show

Elliot Page poses on the runway during the Balenciaga Spring/Summer 2022 show as part of Paris Fashion Week. (Getty/ Richard Bord)

Elliot Page walked the Balenciaga red carpet-runway at Paris Fashion Week, and the internet is losing its mind over his platform goth Crocs.

On Saturday (2 October), the Spanish fashion house held its Spring 2022 show, a red carpet film premiere where the celebrities themselves were the models, and paparazzi frantically took photos from the sidelines.

Bizarrely, the “premiere” was for the first screening of a Balenciaga-themed episode of The Simpsons.

The celebrity models included Formula One racing driver Lewis Hamilton and French actor Isabelle Huppert, but the star of the show was Elliot Page, who appeared in a baggy black suit and platform goth Crocs.

Elliot Page poses on the runway during the Balenciaga Spring/Summer 2022 show
Elliot Page poses on the runway during the Balenciaga Spring/Summer 2022 show as part of Paris Fashion Week. (Getty/ Peter White)

Elliot Page in Balenciaga Crocs left the internet ‘not OK’

One Twitter user wrote: “HE IS IN BALENCIAGA PLATFORM CROCS.

“I hope they know how much I love and support this fashion decision, Elliot Page, I love you.”

“Elliot Page is Balenciaga’s Look 50 model,” said fashion journalist Faran Krentcil. “Yes, those are Balenciaga platform crocs. No, I am not okay.”

Elliot Page has made fashion headlines for the second time in less than a month

Elliot Page is on track to become a fashion icon. Just last month, he attended the Met Gala in an incredible outfit that honoured Oscar Wilde. 

It was his first red carpet appearance since he came out as trans in December 2020, and Page again wore Balenciaga.

At the Met Gala, he wore sleek black suit with a green rose on the lapel, an apparent homage to a famous picture of Oscar Wilde, the gay playwright who was convicted of “gross indecency” by an English court over his relationship with another man, wearing a green carnation.

During Wilde’s lifetime, the green carnation became a symbol for queer men after the acclaimed writer asked his friends to wear it to the opening night of one of his shows.

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