Scouse model punches topless Femen activist at Paris Fashion Week
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Dramatic, theatrical elements are pretty much guaranteed during Fashion Weeks, as designers try to create spectacular settings and fantastical clothes to impress journalists, critics and buyers ahead of the next season. But it’s unlikely that anyone quite expected the drama that broke out during Nina Ricci’s runway show in Paris Fashion Week - when topless Femen protestors crashed the catwalk. While perhaps not an overly surprising move in itself, British model Hollie-May Saker’s reaction definitely added to the histrionics. Ms Saker was walking in the Nina Ricci show as the protestors stormed and, as a member of the radical feminist group grabbed her by the arm, she retaliated and apparently inadvertently punched said protestor in the face. Ms Saker explained: "I punched her – I didn’t mean to but she grabbed my arm and I just wanted to get her off me…I was the 19th girl out of the catwalk and I could hear screaming behind me…As she grabbed by arm she lifted my skirt, exposing me – I pulled my arm back with such force that I landed a punch square on her nose. "I was so angry but I knew I had to be professional so I carried on walking with a bit of sassiness. I had been looking forward to the Nina Ricci show for so long, whether I was modelling in it or not, it’s such a beautiful collection."
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