When your brand’s being an avant-garde iconoclast, you don’t change that brand for no one. Regardless of setting, situation, and stars involved, be yourself. Which, I think, explains why Offset of the Migos decided to light up a blunt in the front row of New York Fashion Week.
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This wasn’t no IDGAF mood, but careful brand management. (We’re onto you, Offset.) An atmosphere that can be as cloying and rigid as NYFW (a compliment, by the way) forces most celebrities to assume the posture, but Offset, thankfully, did not bow to such meaningless respectability politics.
In the middle of the Prabal Gurung show — which was inspired by two female-dominated societies: the matriarchal Mosuo tribe of China, and India’s activist Gulabi Gang — Offset decided to blow off some steam. He proceeded to light something up front row and take a couple puffs. Although we were too far away to confirm the substance, we can take a wild guess what it was.
Offset’s fiancée and fellow rap superstar, Cardi B, simply laughed it off, with the same eye-rolling gesture your partner delivers when you decide to bust a move at their friend’s wedding. Offset pulled off this gesture seated next to Laverne Cox and Huma Abedin, no less. He also performed at designer Philipp Plein’s show.
Cardi B deserves a special mention as well. One of Alexander Wang’s photographers documented Cardi sitting next to Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, who was smiling.*
*Historians can not recall the last known event of such a seismic occurrence.