Kylie Jenner may have worn a fake severed lion’s head on her dress for Schiaparelli’s haute couture show in Paris, but Doja Cat managed to one-up her by channeling Avatar and wearing head-to-toe red body paint. The singer posed outside in a red dress with a beaded skirt from the fashion house.
Makeup artist Pat McGrath wrote on Instagram about the process of creating the “Doja’s Inferno” beauty look to help evoke the feeling of a living sculpture sitting front row at the show.
“Collaborating with the incomparably talented Doja Cat and Daniel Roseberry was an absolute pleasure,” said McGrath. “Her patience and dedication as she sat with Team Pat McGrath and I for four hours and 58 minutes to achieve the creation, covered in over 30,000 hand-applied Swarovski crystals, was truly inspiring. The final product was a magical, mesmerizing masterpiece and a tribute to Doja Cat’s hard work and dedication.”
Doja has long been experimenting with her style and has grown fat even as a child. She reflected that ELLE about being called out by a middle school administrator when she was a tween for her “colorful, eye-catching themed ensembles, complete with tutus,” that she wore to class. At the time, Doja favored Harajuku and pirate-inspired looks.
“He said, ‘get that crap off your face. Nobody wants to see that. Why are you dressing like this? What’s the point of dressing like this? You’re such a distraction,'” she recalled. “I never liked the way I looked. I didn’t feel like I fit in. I felt like I stuck out all the time, and I didn’t like it. It was a weird time.” As an adult, Doja has embraced his risk-taking style – and clearly had no qualms about being a scene-stealer in France today.
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Alyssa Bailey is senior news and strategy editor at ELLE.com, where she oversees celebrity and royal coverage (especially Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton). She has previously held positions at With style and Cosmopolitan. When she’s not working, she loves running around Central Park, getting people to take #ootd pictures of her, and exploring New York City.