Vitalii Sediuk flashes and dashes on the Prabal Gurung runway [Getty]
The leopard-print thong-clad, red-socked, black-coated streaker man who chose Prabal Gurung’s runway as his own set for a little NYFW streaking bears (or should that be bares?) a striking similarity in method to one of our favourite funnymen: Sacha Baron Cohen. An observant member of Gurung’s team recognised the almost-nudie chap as Vitalii Sediuk: a roving reporter and TV prankster from the Ukraine. He states on his own Twitter page that he is an: "international reporter with entertaining mood and spirits".
Bruno took to the Agatha Ruiz de la Prada catwalk in 2008
The antics, attire and proclamations all sound so far, so Sacha Baron Cohen to us – even if Bruno (Cohen’s ultra-fabulous Austrian fashionista) took to the Agatha Ruiz de la Prada catwalk in significantly more clothing, his alter ego, Borat (a Kazakh journalist) is certainly a fan of skimpy undergarments.
Just some of Sediuk's 'moments': Slapped by Will Smith, loathed by Madonna, surprising Adele at the Grammys and intimately hugging Bradley Cooper
In the past Vitalii has attempted kissing Will Smith on the red carpet, an act that was met with fairly fierce rejection. Madonna has also been on the end of Sediuk’s jokes; the journo posed as a fan and knowingly gave the popstar her most loathed of flowers - hydrangeas. Her (priceless) whispered reaction was caught on camera and went viral in no time. He gatecrashed the Grammys in 2013, as Adele collected her award from a bemused looking Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull. Bradley Cooper's crotch was enthusiastically embraced by him last month at the SAG Awards. Kylie received a bottle of goat’s milk from the ballsy trickster. Why? We’re not sure. “I don’t give a damn, I do what I do,” Vitalii has told The Hollywood Reporter. “You have to know how to entertain.”
Femen protest at Nina Ricci and 'Miky' enjoys the Dolce & Gabban's menswear runway [Rex]
This does appear to be Sediuk’s debut catwalk appearance, following in the disruptive footsteps of ‘Miky the Streaker’ – a 20-something-year-old Belgian who stripped down for the Dolce & Gabbana’s menswear show last year, and the Femen protestors on Nina Ricci’s spring/summer 2014 runway.
Atlanta de Cadenet Taylor shows the funny side of Prabal [@atlantabean instagram]
What we do know is that it didn’t dampen Prabal’s fashion performance, or spirits. "What can you do? Would I have liked it to be seamless? Yes. I hope he got his 15 seconds and I hope he got some pleasure out of it, I really do. And that's all I can ask for," he told WWD. The designer was seen partying with pals later on that night, joking around with a faux crown that look strangely similar to the one that flourished Sediuk’s risqué ensemble...
Talking of which, watch it in action below: