Yesterday, the Black-ish star, 47, shared a slideshow on Instagram, featuring footage from 1991 Paris Fashion Week. During the runway show, the mother-daughter duo walked the catwalk for Mugler in all-black ensembles. However, Tracee explained in the caption that she wasn’t always supposed to serve as a model—her mom demanded she and Tracee be a package deal.
Tracee Ellis Ross & Mom Diana Walk in Runway Show in Throwback Video
She wrote, “30 years ago today, I walked in the @muglerofficial S/S 91 runway show in Paris! My mother @dianaross got a call asking her to walk in Mugler’s ‘Butterfly Show.’ She knew that I would sh*t my Guess jeans at the chance to model for real because I desperately wanted to be a model. Plus, I was only a couple of weeks shy of my 18th birthday. So, my mama agreed to walk in the show as long as they allowed her daughter to model in the show as well. Cut to my 18th birthday present: Me and my mama flying with Supermodels @lindaevangelista, @naomi, @cindycrawford and @cturlington on THE CONCORDE to Paris!”
Tracee even described her near wardrobe malfunction, adding, “After a mere 3.5 hour flight from NY, we landed. I was having trouble with the shoes, so THE Willi Ninja, legendary mother of the House of Ninja and catwalk teacher extraordinaire, coached me! The experience and the show were EPIC!!! Thank you mama and thank you @manfredthierrymugler for making that dream come true and for the best birthday ever! And they icing on the cake is that Thierry invited me back to do the next show sans Mama!”
Talk about a nice birthday gift…
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