As guests took their seats at in a Chinatown loft for Collina Strada’s Fall 2018 show, one thing was clear: It was about to be a wedding.
A diverse cast of models walked the runway one by one, before lining up on the white stage. Two flower girls emerged from backstage and surrounded the audience with petals, and eventually, before a spoken word performer took the stage, Sasha Frolova emerged with a crystal bouquet.
This wasn’t your tropical wedding though—the model bride was committing to love herself for eternity, rather than a partner. While the cast of models stood facing the audience (including a baby wearing a look that matched the father model), Frolova declared her vows, which she wrote herself. "You cannot start to love another until you love yourself, so why not marry your higher self?" declared the show notes. "I vow to love myself everyday, I never fear that this may be misconstrued as vanity," said Frolova, reading her vows to a captive audience. "It's really hard to promise to love yourself forever," she told us, backstage after the show.