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Doja Cat just triggered a trypophobia outbreak at PFW

The extreme look featured over 30,000 hand-applied Swarovski crystals, and took five hours to complete

Doja Cat was by far one of the highlights of the SS23 fashion season, where she served out-there looks thanks to make-up artist Laurel Charleston and a series of colourful face paints. Front row at Marni, for example, the artist sported a Teletubby-esque orange painted head, while for A.W.A.K.E. Mode she transformed into an Oscar statuette, her face and torso covered in gold. And this season, it seems, Doja is not afraid to keep pushing the boundaries of front-row beauty. 

Earlier today, the SS23 Couture season kicked off with Schiaparelli, always a highlight of the Paris schedule. Inspired by Dante Alighieri’s Inferno, the runway presentation was a feast for the eyes as models walst-block-3ked in looks featuring massive animal heads (a reference to the beasts of The Divine Comedy) and cocktail dresses trimmed with jewelled peacock plumes. For the beauty, Pat McGrath brought Daniel Roseberry’s signature gold-plated faces to life, turning the models into moving sculptures with golden faces and body paint, created using her upcoming FetishEyes Liquid Eye Shadow in Platinum Bronze.

As spectacular as the runway was, however, attention was pulled away to the front row where Doja was even more of a distraction than any of the models or looks. Dressed in a strapless red evening gown, the Dazed cover star complemented the outfit by covering her entire face and body in crimson crystals. 

Taking inspiration from Dante once again, the look was titled “Doja’s Inferno” and took McGrath and her team four hours and 58 minutes to create, with over 30,000 hand-applied Swarovski crystals being used. Praising Doja’s patience and commitment, McGrath said it was an honour to collaborate with her and called the look a “magical, mesmerising masterpiece”. 

We can only imagine what other extreme looks Doja has in store for us over the next few days. While we wait in anticipation, enjoy all angles of the look below and then read our cover interview with the star here.