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This cat who crashed a fashion show is a natural

May the catwalk jokes commence.


David Britton

Internet Culture

Published Oct 30, 2018   Updated May 21, 2021, 2:53 am CDT

A cat in Istanbul made its way onto the runway during the Vakko Esmod International Fashion Show, and it stole everyone’s heart in the process. Apparently, the cat came from the garden at the Vakko Esmod fashion school, which makes sense as it seems totally comfortable on stage. It appeared to have a grand time cleaning itself in front of everyone and swatting at the models as they walked by.

A fashion designer named Göksen Hakkı Ali, who was watching the show, captured the cat’s antics and posted the video to Instagram, where it has now been watched over 300,000 times.

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Ahahahahahah #catwalk #real #vakkoesmod #catmoss

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Vogue Pairs reposted the video to Twitter, where it’s also receiving a lot of attention.

“Everybody was in shock,” Hakkı Ali told The Dodo, when asked about the cat’s appearance.

“The cat randomly walked in,” a spokesperson for Vakko Esmod told BuzzFeed News. “We have many cats in our school’s garden, and in our company. This one suddenly decided to visit us. He preferred to walk [and] sit on the stage.”

Although it wasn’t an invited guest, Vakko Esmond still shared a few shots of the cat on its Instagram account.

Here’s the frisky feline in a stunning fur coat, showing off a few of its best moves.

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This is fashion #vakkoesmod

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And if you just can’t get enough, Merwe Mj, another show attendee, captured the cat’s antics from a different angle.

Someone get that kitty a contract.

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*First Published: Oct 30, 2018, 11:34 am CDT