What’s up with Kylie Jenner’s lion head?

What’s up with Kylie Jenner’s lion head?

Fashion entrepreneur and celebrity influencer Kylie Jenner stole the show at the Schiaparelli couture show in Paris when she arrived in a black velvet strapless gown, complete with life-size lion head.

More than just an attempt to attract attention, the fashion is a pre-release piece from the leading fashion house’s Spring-Summer 2023 couture collection.

The hyper-realistic fake lion head (complete with manicured mane) covered almost all of Jenner’s body. She completed her look with a pair of black Schiaparelli shoes with golden embossed patterns.

Immediately after taking his seat, Jenner’s ‘lion’ appeared on the runway with a series of other animal groups.

The collection was inspired by Dante’s “Inferno” and a metaphor for the doubts and difficulties of the creative journey that all artists experience, writes creative director Daniel Roseberry.

Taking inspiration from three types of animals that appear in 14th-century poetry, Roseberry reimagines the leopard, lion and she-wolf in a collection that symbolizes lust, vanity and greed, respectively.

Supermodel Naomi Campbell sported a boxy black faux fur coat with a wolf head on the left shoulder, while Canadian model Shalom Harlow wore a dress with a snow leopard head on the chest.

All designs are crafted entirely by hand from foam resin and other man-made materials.

However, even though Schiaparelli stated that the designs were “faux-taxidermy, ” the visuals were still difficult for social media users who found the collection difficult to appreciate.

But for Roseberry, if the costumes are frightening, then they’re doing a good job.

“Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso: One cannot exist without the other,” he concluded in the show notes.

“It is a reminder that there is no heaven without hell, no joy without sorrow, no ecstasy of creation without doubt,” he added.


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