Model Punches Topless Protester During Paris Fashion Week

Hollie-May Saker claims her fist landed on nose of Femen member during Nina Ricci runway show

By Rose Curiel Sep 27, 2013 6:03 PMTags
Model Punches Protestor, Nina Ricci, Femen JOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images/Kristy Sparow/Getty Images

Talk about looking fierce on the catwalk!

Things got a bit rowdy at the Nina Ricci fashion show during Paris Fashion Week when model Hollie-May Saker claims she punched a topless protestor who stormed the runway.

The protestor-turned-punching-bag was one of two gutsy gals from the Ukrainian feminist group Femen, who took to the catwalk screaming and flaunting their half-naked bodies covered with the slogans "Model don't go brothel" and "Fashion dictaterror.

Saker had her own words for the feminists, taking to Twitter following the show to express her rage over the incident.


But she had more than insults to fling at the protesters, explaining to media that she took a swipe at one of the runway crashers. 

"As she grabbed my arm she lifted my skirt exposing me ," she told the LiverpooI Echo about the protestor. "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."

Indeed, a video of the runway run-in shows the leggy lady showing a bit of attitude as she angrily jerks her hand away from the disruptive Femen member, but we're not so sure Saker actually struck her on the nose—or anywhere else for that matter.  

One thing's for sure, she's definitely not afraid to speak her mind.

Another tweet during Paris Fashion Week saw her calling out a few of her fellow models.

"Can't stand some of the other models at shows...You're walking for some of the worlds greatest designers..," she shared. "Crack a smile ungrateful bitch."

How's that for a fashion statement?