Cebuano queer model Lukresia, aka Thirdworldbb, just made their runway debut today in Paris at Mugler’s couture show.
The last Filipino supermodel that walked for the late Thierry Mugler was Anna Bayle. She was his muse from the 80s up until the 90s and became one of the highest paid models of her time. Her first show? Mugler at Paris Fashion Week in 1984. Since then, she would be a constant until she retired in 1994, leaving her career on a high note.
Today, Mugler led by its new creative director Casey Cadwallader, marked its return to Paris Fashion Week since 2020. But it’s not only the hypnotic fantasy and glamour of the French fashion house that’s made a comeback. A Filipino model has joined Mugler’s prominent list of muses and they go by the name of Lukresia.
It was peak female energy walking alongside legendary models Shalom Harlow, Debra Shaw, Irina Shayk and Dominique Jackson. Wearing a mesh paneled corset with rhinestone fringes and leather cut-out pants, the Cebuano model owned the catwalk. Coincidentally, it’s also their first international runway show, just like how Anna Bayle’s journey began.
Luke Quismundo or ”Lukresia,” aka Thirdworldbb on Instagram, is a queer model and designer from Cebu. The B stands for ”bayot” and ”boang” meaning ”gay” and ”crazy” respectively in Bisaya. Their otherworldly, provocative vibe makes us think twice if we’re living in the same age. One look at Thirdworldbb’s feed and you’ll see them strutting in the most unlikely places wearing a tiny bikini woven from banana leaves and other creations out of found objects. It was also revealed by Lukresia in the past that they were supposed to walk for Mugler’s last collection but the circumstances just weren’t right at that time. Now, the universe has conspired for the greater good and is finally putting Filipino models back on the map.