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Yes, there really was a fidget spinner on the Tory Burch runway

Text: Halie Lesavage; Photography: IMaxTree

September 11, 2017

Yes, there really was a fidget spinner on the Tory Burch runway

We know that fidget spinners are pretty much everywhere in 2017. But on a New York Fashion Week runway? At Tory Burch’s spring 2018 show of all shows? This upcoming season is turning out to be quite… interesting.

The Cut was the first to spot the pervasive toy on one of Tory Burch’s spring 2018 models earlier today, at the designer’s show at New York’s Cooper Hewitt Museum on the Upper East Side. (Let’s stop for a moment to ponder what Blair Waldorf’s reaction to this would be.) The fidget spinner was front and centre on the green catwalk, dangling from a long chain.

We thought that Kaia Gerber’s first NYFW appearance or Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty launch would dominate the conversation among the fashion flock. But Burch turned out to be the dark-horse winner with the surprising accessory.

Yes, there really was a fidget spinner on the Tory Burch runway

Before you hurt yourself trying to get a good look at the necklace to determine whether that really is what it looks like, a representative for Tory Burch confirmed that, no, your eyes aren’t deceiving you: They are fidget spinners. We’ve reached out for more information (about availability, pricing, rationale), and will update our story when we hear back.

The brand is known for resort-minded, ultra-luxe, all-American looks — so a fidget spinner isn’t really what we imagine the Tory Burch customer accessorises with. But who knows? This could be an attempt to attract more Gen-Z shoppers. Or perhaps Burch is a secret fan and wanted to come up with a way to ensure she and her customers would never leave their beloved fidget spinners at home. Whatever went down at that spring 2018 pitch meeting, we imagine that Burch was trying to reach a new audience with this collection. We just wonder how long it took for the front row to spot the fidget spinner on the accessories lineup.

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