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Aoki Lee Simmons Made Her Runway Debut at Pyer Moss

Titled “Wat U Iz,” the Pyer Moss show took place on July 12 at Madam C. J. Walker’s estate in New York City. Madam C. J. Walker was America’s first Black self-made millionaire and captures the collection’s theme perfectly. It was an unapologetic celebration of Black inventors and models wore household items designed as wearable art. 

Walking in an haute couture show is an impressive start to Aoki Lee’s modeling journey. She took to social media to share her gratitude and some behind-the-scenes shots of her look. “Thank you so much for including me, trusting me to do your genius justice, and giving me my first haute couture runway experience that I will never forget,” she captioned her Instagram post. “The people I worked with and met during this journey are all the definition of passion and professionalism. I’m forever grateful, still crying a little.”

She received a flood of support on Instagram with Euphoria actor Storm Reid commenting “GORGEOUS MY LOVE” and her mom Kimora Lee showing her pride with an Instagram post captioned: “Bravo! Mama is beaming right now for you my baby!” Aoki Lee also posted a video of her runway walk and thanked her supermodel mom for teaching her some tips. “Can’t wait to improve upon this! Thank you to everyone who gave me tips @kimoraleesimmons most of all!” she captioned the video

We can’t wait to see what’s in store for Aoki Lee’s blossoming future in fashion.

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