Paris Couture: Should Designers Roar or Whisper?

Yesterday, I awoke to two text messages sharing the same image, of model Irina Shayk, wearing a black column dress with a lifesize lion head in mid-roar affixed to the bodice in the Schiaparelli Spring 2023 show that opened Paris Couture Week. One text read, “LOVE!!! SLAY!!!” The other? “This is the most”—uh, well, it got somewhat unprintable from there, but let’s just say, it wasn’t pleasant. The Schiaparelli animal head looks—Shalom Harlow as a snow leopard, Shayk as a lion, and Naomi Campbell in a wolf coat, inspired respectively by their symbolism as lust, pride, and avarice in Dante’s… Read Full Article