Jenner recently revealed her son’s new name is Aire after sharing first photo showing his face
By Caroline Thayer
The enormous lion head on Kylie Jenner’s Schiaparelli Haute Couture dress nearly swallowed her up on Monday during Paris Fashion Week.
The reality star and makeup entrepreneur looked stunning in a black velvet cinched gown with a lion head embroidered on the neckline.
The animal head was made from “hand sculpted foam, wool and silk faux fur, and hand painted to look as life-like as possible, celebrating the glory of the natural world,” according to the designer’s Instagram page. “NO ANIMALS WERE HARMED IN MAKING THIS LOOK,” they emphasized.
Social media users objected to the striking design, saying the animal heads might encourage trophy hunting.
One user wrote on Instagram, “The only thing this is glorifying is the killing of these animals, even if this is fake. The lion, cheetah and the wolf seem like they are literally meant to look as if they were killed and used for clothing. How is this celebrating the glory of the natural world. Make it make sense.”
Another person expressed their dismay, writing “Sorry but it’s a no for me. Whether it’s fake or not, it promotes animal cruelty,” while an additional comment read “Celebrate the glory of the natural world???? Doesn’t make any sense. This is so wrong. You are promoting animal violence and supporting trophy hunting and poaching.”
Jenner shared her look on Instagram and thanked Schiaparelli designer and creative director Daniel Rose Berry. “BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. thank you @danielroseberry and @schiaparelli for such a special morning. wow i loved wearing this faux art creation constructed by hand using manmade materials. beautiful beautiful,” Jenner wrote alongside a series of photos.
However, some of her followers were critical of her decision to model the design, commenting, “There are times when you just say no. This was one of them.” Another person wrote, “One of your worst fashion mistakes of all time.”
A representative for Jenner had no comment.
The lifelike creation was one of several looks debuted at the Schiaparelli show, with models walking the runway with other animal faces attached to their ensembles.
Naomi Campbell was photographed walking the runway in a furry black trench coat with a wolf’s head on her shoulder. Irina Shayk wore a look similar to Jenner’s as she strutted down the runway. Shalom Harlow wore a leopard print dress that had a snow leopard’s head sewn into the bodice.
Jenner might be getting some negative feedback on social media for her questionable fashion choice, but she’s also getting praise for finally revealing the name of her baby boy.
She stated that Aire is the name of her son. The name “Aire” is a Hebrew one that means “lion of God,” according to Nameberry.com.
After sharing the news, an Instagram fan page asked the following question in the caption: “Do you think it’s pronounced air or airey?” Kylie left a “AIR” remark along with a red heart emoji.
When he was born in February of last year, Jenner and Travis Scott initially gave their son the name Wolf Jacques. He “isn’t Wolf anymore,” Jenner revealed on her Instagram Story a month later.
Along with revealing her son’s new name, the 25-year-old also unveiled his face for the first time after keeping him hidden from the public for nearly a year.
The pleased mother uploaded a few sweet pictures of her and Scott’s 11-month-old son to social media with the simple caption “AIRE” and a heart emoji.