Gigi Hadid looks stony-faced as she’s forced to escort YouTube prankster off Chanel catwalk

Gigi Hadid had to take matters into her own hands on Tuesday when a YouTube prankster crashed the stage during Chanel’s Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2020 catwalk, mid-show.

Looking unimpressed but keeping her cool, the supermodel, 24, was strutting her stuff along the runway in a sparkling navy top and tiny black velvet hot-pants, when the impostor – now identified as Marie Benoliel, or Marie S’Infiltre – climbed up onto the stage at the picturesque Grand Palais.

Gigi took it upon herself to escort Marie off – who had been attempting to blend into the audience also wearing Chanel – after she interrupted the flow of the models by clambering up onto the runway from below. 

Catwalk clash! Gigi Hadid was left looking fuming during her appearance on the Chanel runway at Paris Fashion Week on Tuesday as Marie Benoliel - a French YouTube prankster - climbed up on stage

Catwalk clash! Gigi Hadid was left looking fuming during her appearance on the Chanel runway at Paris Fashion Week on Tuesday as Marie Benoliel - a French YouTube prankster - climbed up on stage

Off you go! The supermodel, 24, was strutting her stuff along the catwalk in a sparkling navy top and tiny black velvet hotpants, when the woman, also dressed in Chanel, appeared to crash the stage

Off you go! The supermodel, 24, was strutting her stuff along the catwalk in a sparkling navy top and tiny black velvet hotpants, when the woman, also dressed in Chanel, appeared to crash the stage

Catwalk clash! Gigi Hadid was left looking fuming during her appearance on the Chanel runway at Paris Fashion Week on Tuesday as Marie Benoliel – a French YouTube prankster – climbed up on stage

Impostor: The woman climbed up onto the stage mid-show - now identified as Marie Benoliel, or Marie S’Infiltre

Impostor: The woman climbed up onto the stage mid-show - now identified as Marie Benoliel, or Marie S’Infiltre

Impostor: The woman climbed up onto the stage mid-show – now identified as Marie Benoliel, or Marie S’Infiltre

Marie – who was dressed head-to-toe in a black and white suit and, accessorising with a hat and a bag – hiked herself up from the crowds, crawling onto the Parisian rooftop-inspired runway.

After walking partially along the catwalk amid the other models, Gigi led her in the opposite direction, attempting to move her off-stage.

Marie – a comedian and YouTube personality with 194,000 followers on Instagram – smiled at first, then looking to protest to Gigi as she was marched off.

Security were also seen rushing onto the stage to help Gigi with the disruption, but failed to get there in time. 

MailOnline has approached Chanel for comment.

Marie describes herself as an ‘infiltrator’ and a ‘usurper’. Her YouTube bio reads: ‘Marie infiltrates everywhere, [is an] usurper of all kinds, is encrusted without scruple, to better reveal the COMIC REALITY that is hidden in the news [sic].’

Here I am! Marie stars in a one-woman show which is currently being shown at the Comédie des Champs Elysées theatre

Here I am! Marie stars in a one-woman show which is currently being shown at the Comédie des Champs Elysées theatre

Here I am! Marie stars in a one-woman show which is currently being shown at the Comédie des Champs Elysées theatre

Marching orders: Gigi took it upon herself to escort the lady off stage

Marching orders: Gigi took it upon herself to escort the lady off stage

Marching orders: Gigi took it upon herself to escort the lady off stage

Marching orders: Gigi took it upon herself to escort the lady off stage

Marching orders: Gigi took it upon herself to escort the lady off stage

Excuse moi? Gigi kept her cool as she confronted Marie by the chimneys

Excuse moi? Gigi kept her cool as she confronted Marie by the chimneys

Excuse moi? Gigi kept her cool as she confronted Marie by the chimneys

Impostor: Marie was seen leaping from the audience and onto the stage

Impostor: Marie was seen leaping from the audience and onto the stage

What's going on? She managed to jump onto the catwalk quickly despite wearing a structured ensemble with heels

What's going on? She managed to jump onto the catwalk quickly despite wearing a structured ensemble with heels

Impostor: Marie was seen leaping from the audience and onto the stage as she tried to walk with the models wearing a black and white stitched ensemble with a dark hat and quilted handbag

Trying to blend in: Marie tried to walk with the models wearing a black and white stitched ensemble with a dark hat and quilted handbag before peeling off, coming face-to-face with Gigi

Trying to blend in: Marie tried to walk with the models wearing a black and white stitched ensemble with a dark hat and quilted handbag before peeling off, coming face-to-face with Gigi

Trying to blend in: Marie tried to walk with the models wearing a black and white stitched ensemble with a dark hat and quilted handbag before peeling off, coming face-to-face with Gigi

Swooping into action: It wasn't long until Gigi swooped into action

Swooping into action: It wasn't long until Gigi swooped into action

Escorting off: She escorted Marie off the catwalk with the help of some of her other models

Escorting off: She escorted Marie off the catwalk with the help of some of her other models

Swooping into action: Yet it wasn’t long until Gigi swooped into action to escort Marie off the catwalk with the help of some of her other models

She currently stars in a one-woman show which is being shown at the Comédie des Champs Elysées theatre.

Marie wasted no time boasting about her efforts on her social media pages. She explained that ‘she’s been infiltrating catwalks all season, but that Chanel was the ultimate challenge’.

She often admits on Facebook that she understands it can cause upset, but that her objective is to ‘denounce the ridiculous society in all its asperities’.

Prior to the incident, Gigi was seen leaning next to a chimney, staring wistfully into the distance. This left her well-placed to intervene with the intrusion by Marie, eventually being helped by other models.

This is the second time this week that Marie has stormed the stage at Paris Fashion Week.

She cropped up on the runway at the Etam show on the first day of the week at the Roland Garros stadium, scantily dressed in a bra and hot-pants.

In contrast to Chanel, the models on that runway seemed to laud her for her prank – unlike Gigi.

At it again: This is the second time this week that Marie has stormed the stage at Paris Fashion Week

At it again: This is the second time this week that Marie has stormed the stage at Paris Fashion Week

At it again: This is the second time this week that Marie has stormed the stage at Paris Fashion Week

History repeating: She cropped up on the runway at the Etam show on the first day of the week at the Roland Garros stadium, scantily dressed in a bra and hot-pants

History repeating: She cropped up on the runway at the Etam show on the first day of the week at the Roland Garros stadium, scantily dressed in a bra and hot-pants

History repeating: She cropped up on the runway at the Etam show on the first day of the week at the Roland Garros stadium, scantily dressed in a bra and hot-pants

History repeating: She cropped up on the runway at the Etam show on the first day of the week at the Roland Garros stadium, scantily dressed in a bra and hot-pants

History repeating: She cropped up on the runway at the Etam show on the first day of the week at the Roland Garros stadium, scantily dressed in a bra and hot-pants

Different reaction: In contrast to Chanel, the models on that runway seemed to laud her for her prank - unlike Gigi

Different reaction: In contrast to Chanel, the models on that runway seemed to laud her for her prank - unlike Gigi

Different reaction: In contrast to Chanel, the models on that runway seemed to laud her for her prank – unlike Gigi

Fight or flight: This isn't the model's first encounter with a prankster during a Fashion Week appearance. In 2016, Gigi was attacked at Milan Fashion Week when she was ambushed by Ukrainian Vitalii Sediuk

Fight or flight: This isn't the model's first encounter with a prankster during a Fashion Week appearance. In 2016, Gigi was attacked at Milan Fashion Week when she was ambushed by Ukrainian Vitalii Sediuk

Fight or flight: This isn't the model's first encounter with a prankster during a Fashion Week appearance. In 2016, Gigi was attacked at Milan Fashion Week when she was ambushed by Ukrainian Vitalii Sediuk

Fight or flight: This isn't the model's first encounter with a prankster during a Fashion Week appearance. In 2016, Gigi was attacked at Milan Fashion Week when she was ambushed by Ukrainian Vitalii Sediuk

Fight or flight: This isn’t the model’s first encounter with a prankster during a Fashion Week appearance. In 2016, Gigi was attacked at Milan Fashion Week when she was ambushed by Ukrainian Vitalii Sediuk

This isn’t the model’s first encounter with a prankster during a Fashion Week appearance. In 2016, Gigi was attacked at Milan Fashion Week when she was ambushed by Ukrainian Vitalii Sediuk – who lifted her off the ground as she left the Max Mara show with her model sister Bella – and responded by forcefully elbowing him to release herself from his grip.

Defending her response afterwards, she said she felt endangered by the situation and that she wants girls to see the video of the attack and know that they too have ‘the right to fight back’.

Speaking to Girls creator Lena Dunham the night of the incident, the catwalk star said she practices boxing.

She said the incident felt like it was in ‘slow-mo’ and that she remembered seeing him and thinking: ‘Get me out of this situation.’

She added: ‘I played volleyball, and my coaches talked about muscle memory. I started boxing two years ago and I always remembered that. Since then, I hadn’t been in a situation that forced me to fight back, but it just came out when he grabbed me — it wasn’t a choice. I do have that fighter in me.’

Gigi said practice is essential in self-defense so that the reaction comes ‘naturally’ in the event of an attack.

‘If anything, I want girls to see the video and know that they have the right to fight back, too, if put in a similar situation,’ she said.

Since the incident she said she has been inundated with support – including from her mother Yolanda who she said sent her a text with a picture of her elbowing her attacker saying: ‘Good girl.’ 

Calling in the troops: The other models swooped in to assist Gigi

Calling in the troops: The other models swooped in to assist Gigi

Calling in the troops: The other models swooped in to assist Gigi

Calling in the troops: The other models swooped in to assist Gigi

Calling in the troops: The other models swooped in to assist Gigi

Non-plussed: The catwalk queens did their best to ignore Marie as she crawled up on the platform

Non-plussed: The catwalk queens did their best to ignore Marie as she crawled up on the platform

Non-plussed: The catwalk queens did their best to ignore Marie as she crawled up on the platform

Don't touch me! Marie shrugged off Gigi as she led her along the stage

Don't touch me! Marie shrugged off Gigi as she led her along the stage

Don't touch me! Marie shrugged off Gigi as she led her along the stage

Don't touch me! Marie shrugged off Gigi as she led her along the stage

Don’t touch me! Marie shrugged off Gigi as she led her along the stage

Out of line: This highly disrupted the flow of the Chanel show finale

Out of line: This highly disrupted the flow of the Chanel show finale

Out of line: This highly disrupted the flow of the Chanel show finale

Braggin': Marie wasted no time boasting about her efforts on her social media pages. She often admits on Facebook that she understands it can cause upset, but that her objective is to 'denounce the ridiculous society in all its asperities'

Braggin': Marie wasted no time boasting about her efforts on her social media pages. She often admits on Facebook that she understands it can cause upset, but that her objective is to 'denounce the ridiculous society in all its asperities'

Braggin': Marie wasted no time boasting about her efforts on her social media pages. She often admits on Facebook that she understands it can cause upset, but that her objective is to 'denounce the ridiculous society in all its asperities'

Braggin': Marie wasted no time boasting about her efforts on her social media pages. She often admits on Facebook that she understands it can cause upset, but that her objective is to 'denounce the ridiculous society in all its asperities'

Braggin’: Marie wasted no time boasting about her efforts on her social media pages. She often admits on Facebook that she understands it can cause upset, but that her objective is to ‘denounce the ridiculous society in all its asperities’

Also on stage, seen before the interruption, Kaia Gerber wowed in an effortlessly chic ensemble made up of a black ruffled chiffon bardot top tucked into a white pleated mini skirt.

Kaia teamed the items of clothing with a pair of black barely-there T-bar heels with diamond detailing on them and a white hat with an oversized red flower on it. 

The model styled her cropped brunette locks into a tousled hairdo and added a slick of minimal make-up, which included a coral lipstick, to enhance her features. 

Work it: Kaia Gerber looked incredible as she led the models at Chanel's Parisian rooftop catwalk in the French capital on Tuesday

Work it: Kaia Gerber looked incredible as she led the models at Chanel's Parisian rooftop catwalk in the French capital on Tuesday

Star-studded: She was joined by Gigi on the runway, pre-drama

Star-studded: She was joined by Gigi on the runway, pre-drama

Work it: Kaia Gerber looked incredible as she led the models with Gigi at Chanel’s Parisian rooftop catwalk in the French capital on Tuesday

Stunning: The model styled her cropped brunette locks into a tousled hairdo

Stunning: The model styled her cropped brunette locks into a tousled hairdo

Beautiful: She added a slick of minimal make-up, which included a coral lipstick, to enhance her features

Beautiful: She added a slick of minimal make-up, which included a coral lipstick, to enhance her features

Stunning: The model styled her cropped brunette locks into a tousled hairdo and added a slick of minimal make-up, which included a coral lipstick, to enhance her features

Finishing touches: Kaia teamed the items of clothing with a pair of black barely-there T-bar heels with diamond detailing on them and a white hat with an oversized red flower on it

Finishing touches: Kaia teamed the items of clothing with a pair of black barely-there T-bar heels with diamond detailing on them and a white hat with an oversized red flower on it

Finishing touches: Kaia teamed the items of clothing with a pair of black barely-there T-bar heels with diamond detailing on them and a white hat with an oversized red flower on it

Work it: The model knew how to work her best angles as she posed up a storm while strutting the rooftop-inspired catwalk

Work it: The model knew how to work her best angles as she posed up a storm while strutting the rooftop-inspired catwalk

Work it: The model knew how to work her best angles as she posed up a storm while strutting the rooftop-inspired catwalk 

Glamorous: Meanwhile, Gigi, 24, wowed as she showcased her toned figure in a pair of black hot pants with sheer tights as she posed next to a chimney

Glamorous: Meanwhile, Gigi, 24, wowed as she showcased her toned figure in a pair of black hot pants with sheer tights as she posed next to a chimney

Glamorous: Meanwhile, Gigi, 24, wowed as she showcased her toned figure in a pair of black hot pants with sheer tights as she posed next to a chimney

Away from the drama on the catwalk, the Spring/Summer 2020 collection is said to be inspired by Paris itself.

The outfits comprised of pink, black, white and blue in various different patterns with Chanel’s signature tweed tailored suit making an appearance.   

The event turned out to be quite the star-studded catwalk show with rapper Cardi B and musician Sting leading the FROW arrivals.

Inspiration: Away from the drama on the catwalk, the Spring/Summer 2020 collection is said to be inspired by Paris with the models walking a Parisian catwalk set inside the picturesque Grand Palais

Inspiration: Away from the drama on the catwalk, the Spring/Summer 2020 collection is said to be inspired by Paris with the models walking a Parisian catwalk set inside the picturesque Grand Palais

Inspiration: Away from the drama on the catwalk, the Spring/Summer 2020 collection is said to be inspired by Paris with the models walking a Parisian catwalk set inside the picturesque Grand Palais

Classic: The outfits comprised of pink, black, white and blue in various different patterns with Chanel's signature tweed tailored suit making an appearance

Classic: The outfits comprised of pink, black, white and blue in various different patterns with Chanel's signature tweed tailored suit making an appearance

Classic: The outfits comprised of pink, black, white and blue in various different patterns with Chanel’s signature tweed tailored suit making an appearance

Mourning: The industry has been in mourning for Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld, who was famed for his groundbreaking fashion designs, since he passed away from pancreatic cancer aged 85 in February

Mourning: The industry has been in mourning for Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld, who was famed for his groundbreaking fashion designs, since he passed away from pancreatic cancer aged 85 in February

Mourning: The industry has been in mourning for Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld, who was famed for his groundbreaking fashion designs, since he passed away from pancreatic cancer aged 85 in February

The industry has been in mourning for Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld, who was famed for his groundbreaking fashion designs, since he passed away from pancreatic cancer aged 85 in February. 

The late fashion designer is widely credited with overhauling the French luxury house, once known for its sensible tweed two-pieces, into a cutting-edge fashion powerhouse synonymous with smudged eyeliner, show-stopping couture and futuristic minis. 

As of 2019, he boasted an A-list following including the likes of Keira Knightley and Kristen Stewart and Chanel was turning over around $10bn (£7.7bn) a year.

Cardi B hit all the right notes with her latest sensational look in the audience.

The rapper, 26, flaunted her ample cleavage in an eye-catching plaid tweet jumpsuit, which also highlighted her stunning curvaceous physique.

What an entrance! Cardi B hit all the right notes with her sensational Paris Fashion Week attire, as she headed to the Chanel 2020 Spring/Summer collection on Tuesday

What an entrance! Cardi B hit all the right notes with her sensational Paris Fashion Week attire, as she headed to the Chanel 2020 Spring/Summer collection on Tuesday

What an entrance! Cardi B hit all the right notes with her sensational Paris Fashion Week attire, as she headed to the Chanel 2020 Spring/Summer collection on Tuesday

The Bodak Yellow songstress rocked the monochrome one-piece, which featured white ruffled detailing along the neckline and was cinched with a white Chanel belt. 

Adding further flair to her outfit, Cardi donned a trilby hat in matching fabric and wore her raven tresses in a sleek, poker straight style. 

Cardi styled her ensemble with a clashing houndstooth coat, which she wore slung over her shoulder while strutting into the coveted event. 

Sensational: The rapper, 26, flaunted her ample cleavage in an eye-catching plaid tweet jumpsuit, which also highlighted her stunning curvaceous physique

Sensational: The rapper, 26, flaunted her ample cleavage in an eye-catching plaid tweet jumpsuit, which also highlighted her stunning curvaceous physique

Sensational: The rapper, 26, flaunted her ample cleavage in an eye-catching plaid tweet jumpsuit, which also highlighted her stunning curvaceous physique

Style queen! The Bodak Yellow songstress rocked the monochrome one-piece, which featured white ruffled detailing along the neckline and was cinched with a white Chanel belt

Style queen! The Bodak Yellow songstress rocked the monochrome one-piece, which featured white ruffled detailing along the neckline and was cinched with a white Chanel belt

Style queen! The Bodak Yellow songstress rocked the monochrome one-piece, which featured white ruffled detailing along the neckline and was cinched with a white Chanel belt

Style queen! The Bodak Yellow songstress rocked the monochrome one-piece, which featured white ruffled detailing along the neckline and was cinched with a white Chanel belt

Style queen! The Bodak Yellow songstress rocked the monochrome one-piece, which featured white ruffled detailing along the neckline and was cinched with a white Chanel belt

Daring: Adding further flair to her outfit, Cardi donned a trilby hat in matching fabric and wore her raven tresses in a sleek, poker straight style

Daring: Adding further flair to her outfit, Cardi donned a trilby hat in matching fabric and wore her raven tresses in a sleek, poker straight style

Daring: Adding further flair to her outfit, Cardi donned a trilby hat in matching fabric and wore her raven tresses in a sleek, poker straight style

Glam: Cardi styled her ensemble with a clashing houndstooth coat, which she wore slung over her shoulder while strutting into the coveted event

Glam: Cardi styled her ensemble with a clashing houndstooth coat, which she wore slung over her shoulder while strutting into the coveted event

Glam: Cardi styled her ensemble with a clashing houndstooth coat, which she wore slung over her shoulder while strutting into the coveted event

Cardi sported a typically glamorous face of make-up, which included a shimmering layer of white eye-shadow and a slick of bold red lipstick. 

The singer was in good company as she sat in the front row alongside the likes of singing icon Sting and Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour. 

Bold: Cardi sported a typically glamorous face of make-up, which included a shimmering layer of white eye-shadow and a slick of bold red lipstick

Bold: Cardi sported a typically glamorous face of make-up, which included a shimmering layer of white eye-shadow and a slick of bold red lipstick

Bold: Cardi sported a typically glamorous face of make-up, which included a shimmering layer of white eye-shadow and a slick of bold red lipstick

Hey guys! Following the appearance, Cardi put on a playful display as she made her exit from the venue and waved to the crowds waiting outside

Hey guys! Following the appearance, Cardi put on a playful display as she made her exit from the venue and waved to the crowds waiting outside

Hey guys! Following the appearance, Cardi put on a playful display as she made her exit from the venue and waved to the crowds waiting outside

Waving! Cardi appeared to be in high spirits as she left the show

Waving! Cardi appeared to be in high spirits as she left the show

Waving! Cardi appeared to be in high spirits as she left the show

Following the appearance, Cardi put on a playful display as she made her exit from the venue and waved to the crowds waiting outside.

Cardi has stopped traffic with her extravagant style choices during PFW from her Richard Quinn floral ensemble to her Thom Browne business woman vibes, all eyes have been on her. 

Glam: The runway was styled as a rooftop as models strutted their stuff down it

Glam: The runway was styled as a rooftop as models strutted their stuff down it

Glam: The runway was styled as a rooftop as models strutted their stuff down it

Catwalk stalwarts: The star-studded guests watched as models of the moment Kaia Gerber, 18, and Gigi Hadid, 24, took the runway to debut the latest collection

Catwalk stalwarts: The star-studded guests watched as models of the moment Kaia Gerber, 18, and Gigi Hadid, 24, took the runway to debut the latest collection

Catwalk stalwarts: The star-studded guests watched as models of the moment Kaia Gerber, 18, and Gigi Hadid, 24, took the runway to debut the latest collection

Catwalk stalwarts: The star-studded guests watched as models of the moment Kaia Gerber, 18, and Gigi Hadid, 24, took the runway to debut the latest collection

Catwalk stalwarts: The star-studded guests watched as models of the moment Kaia Gerber, 18, and Gigi Hadid, 24, took the runway to debut the latest collection

Queen of fashion: The singer was in good company as she sat in the front row alongside the likes of singing icon Sting and Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour (pictured)

Queen of fashion: The singer was in good company as she sat in the front row alongside the likes of singing icon Sting and Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour (pictured)

Queen of fashion: The singer was in good company as she sat in the front row alongside the likes of singing icon Sting and Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour (pictured)

FROW: Sting looked fashionable in a baker boy cap and glasses as he attended with wife Trudie Styler

FROW: Sting looked fashionable in a baker boy cap and glasses as he attended with wife Trudie Styler

FROW: Sting looked fashionable in a baker boy cap and glasses as he attended with wife Trudie Styler

FROW: Sting looked fashionable in a baker boy cap and glasses as he attended with wife Trudie Styler

FROW: Sting looked fashionable in a baker boy cap and glasses as he attended with wife Trudie Styler

While she also put on an opulent display Sunday in a head-to-toe hand-painted gold look by Edda Gimnes and Aliétte.

Earlier that day at the Thom Browne show, she sported a structured grey pinstriped blazer from the collection with a plush skirt for an exaggerated hourglass silhouette.

On Saturday, she shut down Fashion Week before it even had a chance to begin, as she covered every inch of her body (including her face) in a Richard Quinn blue-and-green floral look.

Busty: She turned it up once again Monday night in the City of Love, putting on a busty display in a purple leather getup

Busty: She turned it up once again Monday night in the City of Love, putting on a busty display in a purple leather getup

Busty: She turned it up once again Monday night in the City of Love, putting on a busty display in a purple leather getup

Golden girl: While she also put on an opulent display Sunday in a head-to-toe hand-painted gold look by Edda Gimnes and Aliétte

Golden girl: While she also put on an opulent display Sunday in a head-to-toe hand-painted gold look by Edda Gimnes and Aliétte

Business chic: Earlier that day at the Thom Browne show, she sported a structured grey pinstriped blazer from the collection with a plush skirt for an exaggerated hourglass silhouette

Business chic: Earlier that day at the Thom Browne show, she sported a structured grey pinstriped blazer from the collection with a plush skirt for an exaggerated hourglass silhouette

Golden girl: While she also put on an opulent display Sunday in a head-to-toe hand-painted gold look by Edda Gimnes and Aliétte

Tragic: As of 2019, Karl Lagerfeld boasted an A-list following including the likes of Keira Knightley and Kristen Stewart and Chanel was turning over around $10bn (£7.7bn) a year (pictured in 2011)

Tragic: As of 2019, Karl Lagerfeld boasted an A-list following including the likes of Keira Knightley and Kristen Stewart and Chanel was turning over around $10bn (£7.7bn) a year (pictured in 2011)

Tragic: As of 2019, Karl Lagerfeld boasted an A-list following including the likes of Keira Knightley and Kristen Stewart and Chanel was turning over around $10bn (£7.7bn) a year (pictured in 2011)

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