American businesswoman and reality star Kylie Jenner caused a bit of an uproar when she appeared as a guest on Schiaparelli’s show in a dress that featured an incredibly realistic lion’s head protruding from her chest.
Designed by Daniel Roseberry under the title “Leo Couture,” Schiaparelli’s dress, which also appeared on the runway, was made of “foam, wool, and silk faux fur, and hand-painted to look as lifelike as possible,” said the mark. On Instagram.
Promote trophy hunting?
To avoid causing upset, the brand added the following disclaimer to its Instagram post: “No animals were harmed while doing this look.”
However, some animal lovers were not amused. “The whole concept of this is repulsive,” one Instagram user wrote in a popular comment. “Regardless of whether the animal heads are real or replicas, they promote trophy hunting, which is obviously disgusting, violent and non-progressive. Try again.”
There was more than just a tiger on the catwalk for Schiaparelli’s showImage: Avalon/Photoshot/Picture Alliance
In contrast, PETA president Ingrid Newkirk told TMZ that the brand’s collection of three-dimensional animal heads was “fabulously innovative” and “can be a statement against trophy hunting, in which families of lions are separated to satisfy human egoism”.
In addition to Jenner’s look, Schiaperelli’s collection also featured a black wolf head, modeled by Naomi Campbell, and a strapless white gown, with a realistic snow leopard head snarling from her bodice.
Doja Cat makes the world search ‘trypophobia’ on Google
Rapper Doja Cat, whose 2022 album “Planet Her” became one of the top five most streamed albums globally on Spotify, also turned heads at Schiaparelli’s show.
Some of singer Doja Cat’s fans said that her outfit gave them goosebumps. Image: Nasser Berzane/abaca/icture Alliance
Dressed in a full red bodysuit, all of her exposed skin was covered in red crystals, prompting some of her fans to say that her appearance triggered her trypophobia: that is, the fear of irregular patterns or clusters of small holes or bulges.
Pat McGrath, the makeup artist who created the look, took more than five hours to paint the rapper’s face and body red and then apply the 30,000 Swarovski crystals to her body.
Among the many who tweeted about their negative reactions to Doja Cat’s skin, one wrote: “Anyone retweeting Doja’s skin on my TL will be blocked. What on trypophobia!” and someone replied, “I’m getting goosebumps.”
a surreal zoo
Also inspired by the zoological kingdom, Chanel’s runway featured large animal sculptures made of unpainted wood, paper and cardboard, against which the fashion house’s colorful and sequined couture collection stood out.
Tamer animals at the Chanel showImage: Thibault Camus/AP/dpa/Picture Alliance
Designer Virginie Viard collaborated with contemporary artist Xavier Veilhan, who drew inspiration from a bestiary in the apartment of the house’s founder, Coco Chanel.
Veilhan said he wanted to “evoke the relationship with animals that is constantly evolving in our societies.”
Channeling Josephine Baker
Dior presented its collection with 13 enlarged portraits by the artist Mickalene Thomas of African-American women such as Eartha Kitt, Nina Simone and Josephine Baker.
In fact, creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri’s spring/summer collection was inspired by the life of Josephine Baker, with dresses in muted colors and classic styles. They reflected on the era from 1920 to 1950, which Baker defined.
A statement against the Iranian regime
In addition to the striking fashion looks, a model made a sobering political statement at the Louis-Gabriel Nouchi show during Paris Fashion Week.
More than a fashion statement Image: Ik Aldama/Picture Alliance
Parading the designer’s fall-winter ready-to-wear collection, the model held a small white sign in front of him with the message: “Stop executions in Iran.”
Nouchi’s collection was inspired by Bret Easton Ellis’ 1991 book, “American Psycho.”
Edited by: Elizabeth Grenier