Outrageous Paris Fashion Week Moments That Gagged Us

These shows are the literal definition of "serve".
6 October 2022

Paris Fashion Week is the pièce de résistance of fashion month. The biggest names in fashion show up and show out on a stage full of theatricality and tons of drama to boot. Here is a recap of the moments that had us gagged.

Bella Hadid At Coperni SS23

The brand known for the iconic swipe bag presented a truly sexy yet powerful collection that referenced their first collection in 2015 – a reconfigured paradigm of modern femininity. The tailoring gave us boxy shoulders with an ode to “The Matrix” and dresses held together by metal sutures. 

But of course, these could not compare to the closing of the show where Bella Hadid, dressed only in her undergarments, sauntered to the centre of the runway accompanied by two scientists who sprayed a dress onto her. The dress was later cut and moulded to fit Hadid’s body in true spectacular showmanship.

Balenciaga’s Mudding Runway

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Creative Director Demna Gvasalia’s muddy show was a metaphor for digging the truth and being down to Earth. While we are no stranger to the recreation of a natural landscape from Gvaslia, such as his FW22 snowglobe runway, this blackened-out space was still a sight to behold.

Models had to truck through a narrow path that was mixed with water and mud – a real challenge for those in platform boots. The entire show was tense and adding to that, Kanye West made his debut runway appearance dressed in black oversized utility hoodie, leather pants, a cap and sneakers.

Kanye West’s Surprise Fashion Show And Drama

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Speaking of the controversial rapper and designer, Ye surprised everyone with a last-minute show for his label’s ninth season. Many of the attendees enjoyed most of the designs until models in t-shirts printed with “White Lives Matter” dragged themselves on the runway. 

These supremacists-fuelled statement pieces caused an uproar within the fashion community, fans and Ye’s own team. However, in true Ye fashion, he doubled-down on his opinion.

Cher Closes For Balmain

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How does one top a show with over 100 dazzling Balmain looks and 8,000 people in the audience? That’s right, Cher. The pop icon took to the stage as her hit “Stronger Enough” played in the background, dressed in a silvery spandex jumpsuit that was the apex of the dystopian-themed collection.

Do we need to say more?

Victoria Beckham’s First Paris Fashion Week Show

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Posh Spice has been a force to be reckoned with from her time in entertainment to fashion but hosting her first show in Paris was a dream come true. Victoria was overcome with emotion as she took her bow on the runway. 

This moment was made even sweeter with her husband and soccer legend, David Beckham, seated in the front row. The couple shared a touching moment before Victoria blew kisses at her oldest son, Brooklyn, and her daughter-in-law Nicola Peltz.

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