Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN) — American supermodel and reality TV star Kylie Jenner stole the spotlight on Monday on the Schiaparelli Haute Couture runway in Paris, France, when she arrived wearing a strapless black velvet dress adorned with a life-size lion head. .
The super realistic fake lion head covered Jenner’s entire chest. She completed the outfit with a pair of black Schiaparelli pumps with embellished gold toes.
Moments after she sat down, Jenner’s surreal lion look was spotted once again on the runway, along with a series of other animal outfits. According to the presentation post, the collection is inspired by Dante’s “inferno” and the nine circles of hell, a metaphor for the uncertainty and creative torment that all artists experience, creative director Daniel Rosebery writes.
Rosebery fully re-imagined the three beasts mentioned in the fourteenth-century poem—the leopard, the lion, and the wolf—in the group, and noted that they “represent, in turn, lust, pride, and greed.” Model Naomi Campbell appeared in a black fur coat resembling a box with a wolf’s head protruding from the left shoulder, while Canadian model Shalom Harlow wore a strapless snow leopard dress with a feline head emerging from the chest.
Whole animal heads are handcrafted from foam resin and other man-made materials. But despite Schiaparelli’s determination that the animal pieces are “fake taxidermy,” the visual symmetry means that some social media users will resent the collection.