Irina Shayk Defends Kylie Jenner’s Lion Head Dress: Details 

Talking up. Irina Shayk spoke out in protection of Schiaparelli after the style home was criticized for designing a costume that featured a life-like lion head.

The French trend home turned a trending matter on Monday, January 23, after Kylie Jenner attended the label’s spring/summer season 2023 present throughout Haute Couture Vogue Week within the floor-length black garb that was geared up with the wild cat reproduction. Shayk, 37, unveiled a special iteration of the robe on the runway as Jenner sat entrance row.

“I help these unbelievable artists who labored tirelessly with their arms utilizing wool, silk and foam to sculpt this embroidered lion,” Shayk wrote by way of Instagram afterward Monday, including that the creation is an “picture of satisfaction.” 


Kylie Jenner on the Schiaparelli present for Haute Couture Vogue Week, January 2023.
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“A picture that @Schiaparelli invokes whereas exploring themes of energy. I’m honored to have been known as on as nicely to lend my artwork as a lady to this,” the catwalk star concluded, tagging the label’s artistic director Daniel Roseberry.

Alongside the caption, the Russia native shared a carousel of photographs that confirmed her within the quantity as nicely sketches and a photograph of craftsman taking her measurements. 

Jenner, 25, additionally praised the ensemble. “BEAUTY AND THE BEAST,” she wrote by way of Instagram. “Thanks @DanielRoseberry and @Schiaparelli for such a particular morning. Wow I beloved sporting this fake artwork creation constructed by hand utilizing artifical supplies. Lovely. Lovely.” 

The posh label asserted by way of its personal official Instagram account that no animals “have been harmed in making this look.” Schiaparelli defined that the style assertion was made to rejoice “the glory of the pure world.” 

Nonetheless, many discovered the depiction to be off-putting. “So unhappy. Even when these are completely pretend the message behind it can trigger plenty of uncontrollable searching,” wrote one social media consumer within the feedback part of Schiaparelli’s publish. “The entire idea of that is repulsive. No matter whether or not the animal heads are actual or replicas, they promote trophy searching, which is clearly disgusting, violent, and non-progressive. Strive once more,” a special remark learn. 

Naomi Campbell, who additionally walked the present, was seen strutting in a black coat that was completed with a wolf head on the shoulder. 

Roseberry defined the idea additional, telling Vogue on Monday that he was impressed by Dante Alighieri’s The Divine Comedy — a poem divided into three books: Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso. The designer was moved by a selected passage the place the “leopard, the lion and the she-wolf” represented “lust, satisfaction and avarice.” 

He added that he needed to honor nature’s skill to protect “the lady who wears it.”