Kylie Jenner's Bold Lion Head Look Divides The Public At Fashion Week

Chisom Ndianefo
Close up of Kylie Jenner at the Schiaparelli show
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Kylie Jenner roared loudly at Fashion Week as she took a majesty seat in the front row of Schiaparelli's show. The 25-year-old business mogul turned heads and set tongues wagging with her lion head accessory.

Big Leo Energy From Kylie

The internet erupted in mixed responses as the Kylie Cosmetics founder's look spread worldwide. Some fans are impressed at the bold choice while others are furious over Jenner's accessory choice.

The Head-Turning Dress

Jenner channeled her Leo energy in a black velvet form-fitting sleeveless dress with a ruched design. The otherwise simple maxi dress came alive with a realistic lion's head propped on the right breast and covering most of her bodice.

Is It Real Or Fake?

Fans didn't know whether the hyperrealist dress used an actual lion head for its fashion statement. Several people called for PETA to take action as they trolled Jenner for going to extreme lengths in the name of fashion.

Clearing The Air

Kylie Jenner

However, Schiaparelli cleared the air in its Instagram post, saying it didn't harm any animal in creating the look. The lion's head is a hand-sculpted piece using wool, foam, and silk faux fur. The designer hand-painted the final look to make it realistic.

Inferno Couture At Fashion Week

Schiaparelli warned that nothing is as it seems in its Inferno Couture, especially the Leo couture that has everyone in shambles. During the show, Russian model Irina Shayk modeled another style from the couture collection.

Irina Shayk Roars On The Runway

Shayk's design had a long mono sleeve with her lion's head opening its mouth to show off its sharp canines.

Shalom Harlow wore a white leopard-impression dress with her animal head on the chest and the rest of the dress hugging her frame.

Naomi Campbell Was A She-Wolf

Swipe to see the making of the pieces.

Naomi Campbell was the she-wolf for the night in a powerful black coat decorated with a black wolf head on the left epaulet. Schiaparelli's head designer Daniel Roseberry drew inspiration from Dante's Inferno and created pieces representing lust, pride, and avarice.

The Models Support The Designers

irina shayk
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Shayk shared a close-up shot of her beautiful dress on her Instagram account and showed support for the artists behind the masterpieces. The Russian model felt honored to be the chosen woman for the "pride" piece.

Unimpressed Fans

Many commenters on Schiaparelli's page criticized Roseberry's choice of inspiration. Some said he misinterpreted Dante's Inferno, while others said the literature isn't worthy of becoming haute couture.

At least it got everyone's attention!