At Diesel's Fall/Winter 2023 runway show in Milan, a woman who looked an awful lot like Jennifer Coolidge pranced down the red carpet, shaking her wavy blonde locks at the camera and posing in front of Glenn Martens' pile of 200,000 condoms. Only it wasn't Jennifer Coolidge — it was makeup artist and drag queen Elliot Joseph Rentz, AKA Alexis Stone, known for his head-to-toe transformations into iconic celebrities and fictional characters.
Dressed entirely in Diesel, Stone sat front row, wedged between Orville Peck and Haley Lu Richardson, co-star to the real-life Coolidge. Backstage, Stone maneuvered a costume change, donning a replica of the floral dress Coolidge's character in The White Lotus, Tanya, wears in her final, fateful scene.
Stone's elaborate cosplay was enough to trick some netizens into thinking that the actual Coolidge was at Milan Fashion Week. Talk about makeup magic.
This isn't the first time that Stone has made headlines for attending Fashion Week on behalf of a big name. Last year, the shape-shifter attended Balenciaga's Spring/Summer 2023 runway show as Dolly Parton. Several months later, he turned into socialite Jocelyn Wildenstein — also known as "Catwoman" — for the label's first couture outing.
It's anyone's guess who — and what show — is next on Stone's agenda: Bottega Veneta as Ben Affleck? Balenciaga's first post-scandal runway as Justin Bieber?
Now, for an even more important question: When will Jennifer Coolidge land her first luxury fashion campaign?