Doja Cat stunned onlookers Monday when she arrived at Schiaparelli’s final runway show in a head-to-toe dramatic look adorned with red body paint and 30,000 Swarovski crystals.
The eye-catching outfit, which was custom designed by the fashion house’s creative director Daniel Roseberry, was brought to life by makeup artist Pat McGrath, whose team spent nearly five hours completing the look.
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 Paris’ biennial Haute Couture Week. The label’s latest collection, called “Inferno Couture,” is inspired by Dante’s “Inferno” and the nine circles of hell, according to Roseberry’s show notes.
Doja Cat stuns at the Schiaparelli show in 30,000 Swarovski crystals. Credit: Schiaparelli
Doja Cat’s suitably devilish outfit consisted of a silk bustier, a skirt covered in lacquered wooden beads, and a pair of matching red boots.
Writing on social media Monday, McGrath described the look as “Doja’s Inferno.” The makeup artist also posted a behind-the-scenes timelapse video of 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 head a French couture house, meanwhile posted a photo of herself with Doja Cat on Instagram in honor of the makeup artist’s “genius.”
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Doja Cat arrived on the show with stylist Brett Alan Nelson, wearing a matching red suit and long jacket from Vetements. She then took a front row seat just feet away from Kylie Jenner, who also made headlines wearing a black velvet strapless dress adorned with a life-sized fake lion’s head.
Other items of Schiaparelli’s “faux taxidermy” were featured on the runway, including Naomi Campbell and Irina Shayk who appeared on the runway wearing similar animal headcoats.