Nothing says fierce like using an apex predator as a brooch.
On Monday, Kylie Jenner stole the show at Schiaparelli's couture runway in Paris when she arrived in a black velvet strapless gown adorned with the life-size head of a lion — a pre-release from the label's Spring-Summer 2023 couture collection that debuted moments later.
The hyper-realistic faux head (complete with a manicured mane) covered the entirety of Jenner's torso. She finished the outfit with a pair of black Schiaparelli sling-backs with golden embossed toes.
Moments after taking her seat, Jenner's surreal lion look was spotted again on the runway alongside a series of other animalistic ensembles.
According to the show notes, the collection was inspired by Dante's "Inferno" and the nine circles of hell — a metaphor for the doubt and creative torment all artists experience, wrote creative director Daniel Roseberry.
Drawing literally from the three beasts that appear in the 14th-century poem, Roseberry reimagined the leopard, the lion and the she-wolf in the collection; "representing lust, pride and avarice respectively."
Naomi Campbell modeled a boxy, black faux fur coat with a wolf's head emerging from the left shoulder, while Canadian model Shalom Harlow wore a strapless snow leopard tube dress with a roaring feline head bursting through the bust.
Story by Leah Dolan
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