Doja Cat appeared at Paris Fashion Week – as part of the Schiaparelli Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2023 show – with 30,000 ruby red Swarovski crystals applied to her body.
It took nearly five hours for the crystals to be applied to Doja by hand, including on her freshly shaved head (the singer said she’s “never felt more beautiful” than she has since getting her buzz cut last year). Schiaparelli’s show was inspired by Dante Alighieri Hell.
Makeup artist Pat McGrath was behind the dazzling makeover, writing that Doja’s “sublime patience during the four hours and 58 minutes it took to create the look” was “inspiring”. McGrath shared a video of the end result on Instagram, writing: “The final product was a magical, mesmerizing masterpiece of sparkling brilliance.”
Doja is not the only artist to have appeared as part of the shows at this year’s Paris Fashion Week. Last week, Rosalía delivered a live performance at the Louis Vuitton Men’s Autumn/Winter 2023 show at the Louvre, playing cuts from all three of her studio albums.
Doja Cat’s latest album, ‘Planet Her’, arrived in 2021 and earned the singer and rapper her first Grammy Award for the SZA collaboration ‘Kiss Me More’. Last year she featured on Tyga’s ‘Freaky Deaky’ and appeared on Post Malone’s ‘Twelve Carat Toothache’ cut ‘I Like You (A Happier Song)’. She also contributed the song ‘Vegas’ to Baz Luhrmann’s soundtrack Elvis.