It was the penis seen 'round the fashion world.
Just following the finale of Saturday's Dolce & Gabbana menswear show, an unidentified streaker took to the runway and, well, ran, cheering--until security escorted him and his family jewels away from the crowd whose virgin eyes had most surely never seen male genitalia prior to that sordid incident.
Unidentified... until now. The nudie, known simply as "Miky the Streaker," was affiliated with German men's fashion/soccer blog Dandy Diary. Now, Dandy Diary writer Jakob Haupt (who, himself, is not the actual streaker) has agreed to shed some light on the man who shed it all--and invite Stefano Gabbana out for a drink in the process.
Fashionista: What's Dandy Diary all about? Haupt: Dandy Diary is the leading blog for men’s fashion in Germany. Since 2010, David Roth and I have been writing about men’s fashion, lifestyle and current affairs. We received worldwide attention with the publishing of a fashion porn for the kick off of Berlin Fashion Week in January 2012.
We're also probably the most-sued fashion blog in the world. Currently there are 13 complaints in process against the blog, amounting to a sum of €500,000.
How long had you had this idea to send a streaker down a runway? How exactly did you settle on Dolce & Gabbana? We started thinking about it maybe like half a year ago, and began planning more concretely within the last three months.
Choosing Italian brand Dolce & Gabbana's fashion show wasn't coincidental. In 2009, designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana were the first ones to allocate first-row seats to bloggers--thus turning them into subsequent marketing tools. This strategy has now been reversed: Dandy Diary used the Dolce & Gabbana show to make visible our radical interpretation of fusing sports and fashion.
The fact that Milan was the location for the Dolce & Gabbana show while also being a city with football-crazy people in a football-crazy country--is very fortunate. Our gratitude can probably only go to the football god.
Who was the actual streaker, and what became of him after the incident? "Miky the Streaker" wants to stay anonymous. He's been a part of our Dandy Diary team since 2012. Besides that, he works in a regular office job, wears a suit and tie. Let's say he is in the sales business. He's in his mid-20s and lives here in Berlin.
At the end of the show as the security guys asked him about his motivation, Miky gave them all information they needed: His full name, his ID, everything. Some police men were called, but they were pretty easy going. They laughed about the whole scene and made fun of it. After a couple of minutes, the security guys let Miky go.
Did you have difficulty pulling it off? (LOL puns) It was quite difficult to get the whole action started since we didn't get accreditation for the show. So our plan B had to work: We took the name of a German fashion editor of whom we knew would come to the show. Miky the Streaker then got in to the theater on his name (without showing an invitation or an acutal ID). For one of our camera guys, we bought a ticket from a random guest. We gave him €200 for his ticket. The seller seemed quite surprised but took the money, gave us his ticket, and left. Must have been a strange feeling for him afterwards.
David and I didn't see the show live, since we didn't manage to buy enough tickets for the whole crew on the black market. So it was only Miky the Streaker and one of our camera guys who attended the show. David, me, and a second camera guy (Jusep) were standing outside the venue full of expectation--and then suddenly we heard quite a rejoicing and then were super sure that the project was successful.
What was Miky wearing (initially)? Tearaways? Explain, please! Miky was wearing KangaROOS running shoes, Tom Ford sunglasses, and a blue trenchcoat by Weekday.
What were responses like after the fact? Have you heard from Dolce & Gabbana? Miky was released from the security guys pretty soon after the run and left the scene with us. Stefano Gabbana posted a picture of "Miky the Streaker" on his Instagram page. Some journalists told us that he and Domenico are planning to invite Miky and us to their next show--but we haven't heard anything from the Dolce & Gabbana team yet. We'll keep you posted.
We didn't expect anything, so Stefano's reaction was quite cool for both a) that he even did react and b) the pretty easy way he did. Stef seems to be a cool guy. We should go out for a drink with him sometime.
Any future fashion plans of this nature, streaking or otherwise? Now that we've done the streaking, we won't do it again. Been there, done that. But if some more streaker actions will take place under the flag of #fashionooball (speak: fashionable) we'd be honoured. Streakers of the world unite!
Any last remarks? Yes! Sure! A true soccer fan wisdom: "You'll never walk alone!"
See Dandy Diary's fabulous video play-by-play of the events below.