Watch Bella Hadid 'Perform' Backflips On The SS21 Mugler Runway Alongside Hunter Schafer And Irina Shayk

Daisy Murray
Photo credit: Courtesy of brand
Photo credit: Courtesy of brand

Though we are mourning the loss of IRL runways and missing the buzz of a physical fashion week, their digital replacements certainly have their upsides. Namely, epic CGI wizardry that allows for Bella Hadid to 'backflip' her way through Mugler's SS21 film.

That's right, the former equestrian almost had us fooled that she could perform the gymnastic triumph while wearing an epic sheer bodysuit with high-waisted jeans during the French fashion house's newly-released short film to show of its latest collection.

While the videographers appear to have used a carefully edited body double to complete Hadid's athletic moves, we couldn't take our eyes off the 24-year-old as she walked back and forth along the dimly-lit runway.

Photo credit: Courtesy of brand
Photo credit: Courtesy of brand

Hadid, who recently engaged in a dance off with Ashley Graham for BOSS and strutted through a maze with sister Gigi Hadid for Versace, didn't just open the extravaganza but posed up a storm in a bejewelled sheer top and powder blue gloves, and sashayed in a teeny tiny, super-strappy bodycon mini dress (told you they were back).

Of course, Hadid didn't star in the show alone. The runway model was also joined by supermodels Alek Wek and Irina Shayk, as well as Euphoria star Hunter Schafer and Pose actor Dominique Jackson.

Photo credit: Courtesy of brand
Photo credit: Courtesy of brand

'Applying the tropes of the comic book heroine in the fashion space, [Mugler designer Casey] Cadwallader gathers personalities from the worlds of cinema, television, music and the arts in an unprecedented casting that challenges traditional expectations of beauty: seen backwards, in fast forward, and upside-down in a collective exploration of the "glitch",' the brand said of the short film's casting and content.

Mugler and its barely-there bodysuits are having quite the moment, with Dua Lipa, Kylie Jenner and Miley Cyrus all rocking the daring look.

We don't want to jump the gun, but by June 21, maybe we'll be backflipping in Mugler too?

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