The Most Surprising Models of Fashion Week Spring 2024

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MILAN, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 22: Claudia Schiffer walks the runway during the Versace Ready to Wear Spri...
After a six-year hiatus, Claudia Schiffer returned to the runway to close the Versace show. Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho/Getty Images

Without the ability to promote projects due to the ongoing strikes, some celebs may be feeling a little anxious to get glammed up, get out there, and see and be seen. No surprise then that the stars are taking fashion month by storm, using the opportunity to attend events without breaking protocol. Many are just sitting on the sidelines, enjoying the shows from the front row, but others are joining in on the fun, taking on the runway. Of course, there are many non-actors dipping their toes into the world of runway as well, and some returning to the craft after years away. Between the appearance of ’80s “It girl” Cornelia Guest at Dennis Blasso, and the return of original Helmut Lang models at Peter Do’s debut for the brand, there have already been enough surprising celebrity runway moments to get us through the month. So, continue checking back here as we keep track of all the surprising actors, musicians, drag queens, and socialites who pop up on the spring/summer 2024 runway.

Natalia Bryant
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Kobe Bryant’s daughter—who has been slowly making her way into the fashion industry over the past few years—made her runway debut at the Versace show in Milan as her mom, Vanessa, watched from the front row.

Dimitra Petsa
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The Greek designer closed out the Di Petsa spring/summer 2024 runway show by walking out in a dress of her own design

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The rapper walked in fellow LA-native Willy Chavaria’s runway show at the Woolworth Building in Tribeca, and later followed it up with a performance at the designer’s after party at the Boom Boom Room.

Dylan Mulvaney
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Broadway actress and TikTok star didn’t let her never-ending parade of haters stop her from taking on the runway at The Blonds’ spring/summer 2024 show.

Cornelia Guest
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The Debutante of the ‘80s, Cornelia Guest, served as Dennis Basso’s inspiration for his spring/summer 2024 collection, which celebrated “Great American families.” It is fitting, then, that Guest closed out the show in a black and blue strapless gown.

Weyes Blood
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The singer and songwriter tried her hand at modeling in Proenza Schouler’s show.

Waris Ahluwalia
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Man about town, designer and frequent Wes Anderson actor Ahluwalia plastered on his best fake smile to walk in the Collina Strada show.

King Princess
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The singer/songwriter also joined in on the smiling fun in a completely sheer lace dress.

Tallulah Willis
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The surprising models at Collina Strada were rounded out by Tallulah Willis (daugther of Demi Moore and Bruce Willis), who walked in spike-covered Mary Janes.

Michelle Zauner
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Author and lead vocalist of Japanese Breakfast played the role of the quirky, casual bride at the Batsheva show in a t-shirt dress with a tulle mermaid hem and sleeves.

Amy Fine Collins
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Collins also joined in on the fun at Batsheva, donning a decidedly ‘50s-inspired high-low coat dress.

Magdalena Frackowiak
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While Frackowiak has slowed her runway presence almost to a halt over the last few years, she’s making a comeback during the spring/summer 2024 season, walking in both the Michael Kors Collection and Ralph Lauren shows.

Sasha Pivovarova
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A few original Helmut Lang models rejoined the fold for Peter Do’s debut with the brand, including Russian supermodel, Pivovarova, who closed out the presentation.

Mipam Thurman
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Uma Thurman’s brother also returned for the brand’s big moment and walked the runway in a sleeveless suit with a jacket on top.

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