Irina Lazareanu May ‘Turn Into Liza Minnelli’ on the Runway

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Pint-size model Irina Lazareanu may have decided to eschew the catwalk this season to focus on a few pet projects, including her forthcoming album, but that doesn’t mean she’ll be staying off the runway altogether. “Remember the Chanel show when I actually started walking the show, and then I got up onstage and started singing?” she said, smoking a cigarette in the rooftop bar of the Gramercy Hotel after a dinner for Purple magazine. “There might be some variances of that.” She elaborated slightly: “Throughout the years, I’ve always done very different things. Like in Sonia Rykiel, in the finale, running up and down the runway, or the Chanel show. I’ve always liked playing like that. So if I do turn into Liza Minnelli at some point this season, singing cabaret, do not be surprised.”