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WHO’S THE QUEEN OF THE CATWALK? A dissection of model walk! By Loic Prigent


Loic: Who is the best
walking model of all time? Carla Bruni. Loic: Is it Carla Bruni? It is the one that works most
intelligently with the clothes. When we filmed her I mean.
She immediately told the story of a dress. She understood how to display
the dress for the cameras. Loic: How does she walk? I can’t show you! Loic: The way she turns on herself? Not only did she have the art of showing how
were the sleeves, if it was split dresses. She had the art of showing
it all in a single gesture. And on a podium, what does it last?
25 seconds? In 30 seconds she had shown
everything about the dress. Loic: So she had the
intelligence of the fabric? A showmanship of the clothing
and the cameras which filmed. A bond at the same time. She wrote
the dress almost like the designer. She was great to film! Big steps! What would I not do! Loic: Oh my my. Except that I’m 42 and it’s 40! But well!
If I can do it all girls can do it! Loic: Oh I’m not sure! Relax.
Relax your arms. That’s it. The face. You look tense. That arm is dead. Think about your arm when you walk. Before starting, think about your mouth. You have to be aware of every part of
your body in order to control them. Don’t look at me! Don’t stop looking at the
point you’re visualizing. When you get there, don’t look at
me, look at the point. If you start fast don’t
slow it down right after. The arms were moving at the
beginning and then you stopped. Control your whole body
during the whole walk. Turn without waving your hands. When you start think about your face. It doesn’t move. It has to move? No. Don’t shake it. And when you start you raise your
head and then lower it, don’t do that. It should be straight. Think of your mouth. Better than the first one! LOIC: Do you practice a lot? No it’s the first time. LOIC: First time? Congrats! Thanks! You just got scouted? Yes I arrived in Paris yesterday
and today I’m at the office. Where do you come from? Israel. How did you got here, have ever walked? Elite came in Israel looking for girls. And you said “Hey!” I’m here! They told me to come see them in Paris. Start at the blue wall. LOIC: Do you already know how to walk? Not really, we’ll see. Sorry. Are you stressed? Yes, can you tell? Don’t worry. Stand up straight. Your body has to stay this way. Ok. I feel like I’m going to fall backward. You will. It makes your arms like this. You forgot your hands… I can’t do it. I swear I will succeed. LOIC: It’s actually a choreography. It’s better. Walk fast and strong. More movement in your arms. LOIC: Your arms, your arms! I feel like that’s not right. The two arms are moving! Go on. This is just my OCD. We have to see that it’s her walk. LOIC: It can take hours. Even weeks. Most of the girls who start modelling
had never worn high heels shoes before. It can take hours, weeks, months. LOIC: And blisters! If they have blisters,
it means they had a good season. The turn. You see this one is different,
it’s the Celine turn. LOIC: Were you wearing high
heels before modelling? Not at all, I started not long ago. I started wearing heels
only while modeling. LOIC: What are the most difficult
heels to wear, what show was this? It was for Celine. I trained but I was stressed
because I wasn’t used to high heels. I thought “You have to do this” and
I walked and everything went good. Walk strong, angrier! Like the Vuitton one. Do the Valentino. Try to be a bit more elegant. For the Haute Couture you will be wearing a
million dollars dresses, you have to show them. I will not do big steps then. VUITTON! VERSACE! What are the different walks? Some houses have very typical walks. Like the Louis Vuitton one Very masculine, you walk like that. The Valentino one. It’s way slower and like a princess. The Chanel walk is like
walking in the street. LOIC: Can you show us the Chanel? LOIC: Oh yeah there’s a bag Yes there’s a little shoulder strap bag. I noticed that you don’t
have to be grumpy at Chanel. LOIC: What are the other walks? The Versace walk.
It’s the cliché of the sexy woman. It’s not mandatory for the show but it’s
funnier for the girls to learn like that. Like in the 90’s. LOIC: What else? The Celine. Way more rock’n’roll. LOIC: Hand in the pocket. The turn is fluid,
it’s like “I came, I saw, I left.” LOIC: “Don’t bother me.” LOIC: What is the normal one? It’s for any casual casting.
The one we first teach them. LOIC: What’s the tricky part here? When you turn you don’t stop for too long. I
often stop for too long. It has to be fluid. At the end of the catwalk, they’re often hesitative
but it’s one of the most important part. It’s where the photographers and editors are.
Few of them succeed to make the right stop. The right pose, the right gaze. That’s why
Evane and Vong spend a lot of time to this. It’s easier actually, it’s logical. There, and you leave. LOIC: Have been training
models for a long time? I’ve been doing this at
Elite for four years. It’s part of their development. And I’m not counting girls!

Yvette Parker

100 Comments

  1. Loic do you have a Spotify playlist with all the aaammaaazing music you use in your videos ? Would be awesome

  2. Since you decided to create a video about catwalk, it would be great to add what 2000s major models put out there for modeling, such as Snejana Onopka, Tanya Dziahileva, Natasha Poly, Vlada Roslyakova, Mariacarla Boscono and the many others from that generation. Maybe a #tbt catwalk

  3. I love your channel, every video is so interesting. I love Kaia gerber although I have to admit I miss her old walk when she moved her hips more but still she is stunning all of these models are.

  4. I love your videos, every time I look forward to them and thus visualize how incredible fashion is! 🙏🏻💓

  5. 22:25 La pauvre elle se prend énormément de critiques.
    Bon, en même temps je comprends pourquoi. Même moi je distingue mais c'est sûrement le stress.
    Ça me stresse qu'elle réussit pas j'ai envie de marcher à sa place xD

  6. Merci Loïc pour le sous-titrage..et merci pour cette vidéo c'est sympa de voir les coulisses🥰🤗

  7. The jlo imitation without the curves is funny lol
    I love Karlie Kloss walk but Naomi walk and her damn legs is really something else.

  8. Naomi is the only goddess of walk. She kills it on every runway.
    Wish today’s models learn how to walk like her.

  9. what song is playing in the beginning?? sounds a little bit like cumbia lol

  10. Mariacarla, Gisele, Raquel, Anja, Coco, Daria (Strokous!), Vlada, Magadalena, Kinga, Karmen and Natasha are all suing.

  11. Bonne année Mr Prigent. J'entends souvent 《Mode= goût , Fantaisie =Idée 》Ce n'est quand même pas facile de téléguider le corps humain. Votre reportage est très explicite
    et instructif votre conclusion bien pensée . Que la nouvelle année soit fructueuse pour vous .

  12. très instructif !! I thinks that the most important thing as it said in the video is to be yourself

  13. Bravo to you, the girls and the agencies. I use to shoot commercial fashion in NY during the eighties, elite and Ford were my go-to agencies. This was a wonderful in-depth look at the individual walks and how a model learns to have (or appear to have) "The Right Stuff". Although I've been out of the industry for a while, if there's anything I could do for you from NY please let me know, I still have a passion for fashion!

  14. woahhh when Mica switched walks for different houses! I've never noticed the differences! 😮

  15. your sum up at the end – so intense, so tragic, so true and yet i love it so much

  16. When I watch Naomi Walk it legit gives me head and body chills. She is unbelievably fierce.

  17. I am so smitten by the model who fell. How sweet and humble she is yet has this confident cool girl attitude. I want Vogue to do a diary video with her.

  18. Naomi Campbell, Karmen Cass, Mariacarla Boscono, Natasha Poly, Carla Bruni, Yasmeen Ghauri, Anja Rubik and Maryna Linchuk – the baddest bitches to have ever stomped, pummelled and destroyed the runway. Period.

  19. A whole half hour on walking and Loic makes it both interesting and enjoyable!

  20. best Video about Catwalk Ever….it was fun, energetic and even poetic at the end..I love the way you approach the fashion industry…Just Wow…I´m your Fan!

  21. Naomi Campbell is spectacular, outstanding, in every way, the way her body moves so fluid, and her gorgeous face, and walk the absolute finesse

  22. The Queen of the Runway is NAOMI CAMPBELL. After her is GISELE BUNDCHEN period.

  23. love how most models watched naomi and cindy on youtube… and cindy is kaia’s mommy and naomi was her trainer!

  24. I mean. Let’s be honest. Naomi was the first true supermodel the world has ever seen, of course she’d have the best walk.

  25. Another great video Loic Bravo !!!.
    It is worth waiting for.
    The quality of your video is getting better and better. : )

  26. Naomi for sure an excellent walker, but my personal favorite is Candice Swanepoel

  27. "hier on m'a demandé de défiler en Croc, j'étais complètement perdue !!!! where is my booker ??!" @Naomi

  28. I love that walks impact decades so much. In the nineties you had to be feminin it was almost very cliché but now we live in a time where gender is in the center of the debate. So models in Vuitton Balmain Celine or Saint Laurent Dior embodied confident women with strong walk and fierce gaze ✊🏾

  29. I can’t wait for the moment the 2000’s style of walking (Natasha,Vlada, Mariacarla etc) comes back in fashion 🤩
    Super vidéo comme d’hab

  30. C'est fou comment les marches sont vraiment differentes d'un défilé à l'autre quand on y prête plus attention! Je viens d'apprendre un truc.

  31. Merci Loic for this great study of wall that really sets and can sell a piece of clothing.
    As for Naomi – one cannot just learn/teach or grow MAGNETISM to move your body with. The aura. Presence that stamps a piece walked ten times stronger in your mind. Adult indeed has mini-Naomi strut, still – Naomi set and SETS the bar of making an art out of that few seconds for everyone after all these years in the business.
    All these 'airy' walks, swingy hips, swingy arms, hunched backs…just no. It focuses you on the person, these weird attempts to 'raise' above the piece presented, not what should be the centerpiece of the moment. The modelling, 'art' of it should be about celebrating the moment of what you wear with the sense of balance between model's identity/vibe and one that clothes have. Naomi ALWAYS have it nailed to the T, Adut is my fave newcomer in that department.

  32. #CARADELEVINGNE IS THE STRONGEST AND CONFIDENTIAL AND SAVAGE OF THE WALK
    EVEN HER EYES CAN KILL ME

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