Paris Couture Week 2023: Kylie Jenner's lion head dress and other major highlights

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Paris Couture Week 2023: Kylie Jenner’s lion head dress and other major highlights

The highly-awaited Paris Couture Fashion Week kicked off on 23 January 2023. Schiaparelli and Dior presented their spring/summer 2023 collections on the first day, while Chanel, Valentino, Viktor & Rolf and others appeared in the subsequent days.

Iris van Herpen shunned the traditional runway for a digital presentation. Giambattista Valli presented a collection that showcased gowns in a unique style, with colours referring to the season of spring.

But Schiaparelli grabbed every headline possible for the designs sported by Kylie Jenner and Doja Cat as they arrived for the brand’s spring/summer 2023 couture show.  

Paris Fashion Week 2023 also saw Saint Laurent, Louis Vuitton, Ludovic de Saint Sernin, and Dries Van Noten among others present their respective menswear collections.

The highlights from the Couture Fashion Week at PFW 2023

Kylie Jenner and her dress with a lion head

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Kylie Jenner wearing the lion-head design by Schiaparelli. (Image credit: Kylie/@kyliejenner/Instagram)

Kylie Jenner, one of the world’s most followed celebrities on Instagram, arrived at the Schiaparelli show, which opened the Couture Fashion Week, wearing a strapless black velvet gown. But more than anything else, it was the faux lion head affixed to the dress that went viral on social media.

The dress she wore is one of the looks from the new collection and hadn’t even hit the runway yet when Jenner wore it.

“BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. thank you @danielroseberry and @schiaparelli for such a special morning. wow i loved wearing this faux art creation constructed by hand using manmade materials,” wrote Jenner on Instagram while sharing photos of herself in the dress.

Schiaparelli creative director Daniel Roseberry said that his collection was inspired by Dante’s Inferno.

The foam animal heads on the dresses that were presented were of a lion, a leopard and a she-wolf. According to Roseberry, they represented “lust, pride and avarice.”

Irina Shayk modelled the same lion-head dress on the runway while Naomi Campbell walked in a she-wolf ensemble that comprised an all-black coat.

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Naomi Campbell in Schiaparelli’s she-wolf dress. (Image credit: Schiaparelli/@schiaparelli/Instagram)

Dresses bearing faux animal heads were not the only creations at the Schiaparelli show. Among the unique designs were a bronze bustier and a dark tuxedo with oversized shoulders resembling a futuristic jumpsuit.

Doja Cat’s 30,000 Swarovski crystals  

Doja Cat ended 2022 with her album, Planet Her, becoming one of the five most-streamed albums globally on Spotify. Glitter was perhaps the most perfect choice for the American rapper to make her mark at the Schiaparelli Haute Couture Spring Summer 2023 show at the Paris Fashion Week. 

She was covered head to toe in make-up and red jewels and posed alongside Jenner to make a unique style statement.

On its Instagram account, Schiaparelli revealed that 30,000 Swarovski crystals were applied by hand to create the eye-catching look of the rapper. A “red silk faille bustier,” “hand-knit skirt of lacquered wooden beads” and “Trompe l’œil toe boots” completed the American artist’s appearance.

According to make-up artist Pat McGrath, it took almost five hours to create.

Dior draws inspiration from Josephine Baker

Dior presented its collection at an annexe inside the Musée Rodin gardens where 13 giant portraits of African American women such as Eartha Kitt, Nina Simone and Josephine Baker among others by artist Mickalene Thomas graced the interiors.

Creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri drew inspiration from the life of Josephine Baker to present the Dior Spring/Summer 2023 Haute Couture. The dresses were marked by their muted colours and classic styles. They reflected on the 1920s through 1950s era, which Baker defined.  

While the runway show was certainly a hit, the attendees added glamour to the event.

Anya Taylor-Joy arrived in a lace corset with a matching jacket. The Crown (2016– ) star Elizabeth Debicki was dressed in a pleated skirt with a sheer blouse.

Jisoo attends the Dior show at Paris Fashion Week 2023. (Image credit: Dior/@Dior/Twitter)

K-pop group BLACKPINK member Jisoo, who is a Dior brand ambassador, won appreciation in her all-white ensemble. She completed her look with a white and floral Dior top-handle bag.

(Main image: Kylie/@kyliejenner/Instagram; Featured image: The Kittens Room/@TheKittensRoom/Twitter)

This story first appeared on Lifestyle Asia Singapore

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