Paris Jackson made her runway debut at Jean Paul Gaultier‘s final show, which was held on January 22 in Paris. The daughter of legendary singer Michael Jackson took to the catwalk for the first time in a creation that seemed appropriately suited to the singer and fledgling model — a garment full of personality, flair, and a unique style.
In Style reported that Paris was one of several famous faces who modeled for Gaultier’s Spring/Summer 2020 couture collection. Gigi Hadid, Bella Hadid, Karlie Kloss, Irina Shayk, and Joan Smalls were also featured in the show.
Gaultier muse Dita Von Teese and performer Boy George of the 1980s new wave band Culture Club helped to honor the icon’s 50 years in the fashion industry as well.
Paris donned a colorful snakeskin outfit that was reminiscent of 1970s boho culture and was topped with a long, billowing duster jacket that spun in the air when the 21-year-old turned around. She also wore impossibly high platform boots and walked effortlessly to the end of the runway, before surveying the attendees and turning around.
Paris’ hair was styled in billowy waves and topped with a stunning headband that ran across her forehead and underneath her long locks. Piles of long and contrasting necklaces finished off her breathtaking look.
The daughter of the late pop icon also posted several images to her Instagram story, where she showed herself getting runway ready in front of a makeup table as well as a clip of her walking down the runway shot from the backstage area.
In the caption of her Instagram post that showed her fashion show moment, Paris said she was “eternally grateful” to the designer.
One of the first to comment on the clip was supermodel Naomi Campbell, who told the young model that she was “beautiful.”
“you are!!” Paris replied.
“You betta slayyyyyyy,” a fan wrote in the comments section.
“You betta flip that train sis!” commented a second fan, focusing on the dramatic duster coat spin the singer performed before walking towards the backstage area.
Prior to her fashion show post, Paris shared a serene moment with her Instagram followers. She photographed a cup of what appears to be tea on a balcony overlooking the City of Lights. The caption was written in French.
“It’s good to be home,” the translation reads.
This show celebrating 50 years of my career will also be my last. But rest assured Haute Couture will continue with a new concept. pic.twitter.com/PJCC53K4tm
— Jean Paul Gaultier (@JPGaultier) January 17, 2020
Gaultier announced in a surprise Twitter post on January 17 that the Spring/Summer 2020 couture show would be his final one as he celebrated 50 years in the industry. He uploaded a video where he explained that, although he will no longer be creating fashion collections, Gaultier Paris will continue and that fans should “stay tuned.”