Doja Cat and Kylie Jenner Go Wild at Paris Fashion Week

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These days, it seems like truly groundbreaking red carpet moments are few and far between: sure, celebrities are relentlessly styled and groomed so as to never not look impeccable, but that’s different from taking jaw-dropping risks like the one Doja Cat just took at Schiaparelli Couture’s Dante’s Inferno-themed 2023 Paris Fashion Week show.

The scene-stealing pop star and rapper pulled up to the red carpet coated in red body paint and 30,000 Swarovski crystals that reportedly took nearly five hours to apply. She was also clad in a Schiaparelli ensemble that involved an opaque red bodice, a similarly crystal-studded skirt, a long red shawl and red knee-high boots.

“I imagine that Elsa Schiaparelli herself, an intellectual designer who collaborated with the avant-garde surrealist artists of her day, would have loved this look,” Susan Scafidi, academic director of Fordham University’s Fashion Law Institute, told The Daily Beast. “There’s no more evocative color than red, whether in reference to Dante’s Inferno or good luck for the lunar new year, and the otherworldly nature of the look is perfect for our current cultural reckoning with regard to reality versus artifice.”

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