Kylie Jenner may have worn a fake severed lion head on her dress to Schiaparelli’s haute couture show in Paris, but Doja Cat managed to one-up her by channeling Avatar and wearing head-to-toe red body paint. The singer posed outside in a red gown with a beaded skirt from the fashion house.
The singer’s arrival at the Petit Palais in Paris marked a dramatic start to Schiaparelli’s Couture Spring-Summer 2023 show, the opening event of the biannual Haute Couture Week in Paris. Dubbed “Inferno Couture,” the label’s latest collection was inspired by Dante’s “Inferno” and the nine circles of hell, according to Roseberry’s show notes.
Writing on social media Monday, McGrath described the look as “Doja’s Inferno.” The makeup artist also posted a behind-the-scenes timelapse video showing her team painting the star’s skin and applying thousands of crystals by hand.
In a caption for another video, McGrath described the singer’s “sublime patience” as “inspiring.” Roseberry, who in 2019 became the first American to lead a French couture house, meanwhile posted a picture of himself with Doja Cat to Instagram while honoring the makeup artist’s “genius.”
Doja Cat arrived at the show with stylist Brett Alan Nelson, who wore a matching red suit and long jacket by Vetements. She then took a front-row seat just a feet away from Kylie Jenner, who also made headlines with a black velvet strapless gown adorned with a life-sized faux lion head.
On the runway, other items of Schiaparelli’s “faux-taxidermy” were on display, with Naomi Campbell and Irina Shayk among those to appear on the catwalk wearing similar animal head gowns.