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Kylie Jenner kicks off Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week wearing giant lion head

Naledi Ushe
USA TODAY

Kylie Jenner arrived to Paris Haute Couture Week in true Leo fashion.

The beauty mogul, 25, was one of several celebrities who attended Schiaparelli's Haute Couture spring/summer show on Monday, kicking off the week's festivities. "Emily in Paris" star Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu, Doja Cat and Diane Kruger were among some of the stars seated front row.

Jenner turned heads wearing a ruched black, velvet gown with a giant lion head on her shoulder as the statement piece. 

Kylie Jenner attends the Schiaparelli Haute Couture spring/summer show in Paris on Jan. 23.

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"BEAUTY AND THE BEAST," she captioned photos shared on Instagram. "thank you @danielroseberry and @schiaparelli for such a special morning."

"The Kardashians" star added: "wow i loved wearing this faux art creation constructed by hand using manmade materials. beautiful beautiful."

The outfit was straight from the runway. Model Irina Shayk wore the same accessory with a different black dress as she strutted down the catwalk during the show.

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Schiaparelli explained the inspiration being the lion heads on Instagram, writing, "The leopard, the lion, and the she-wolf—representing lust, pride, and avarice in Dante’s iconic allegory — in hand sculpted foam, resin, wool and silk faux fur, hand painted to look as life-like as possible."

"NO ANIMALS WERE HARMED IN MAKING THIS LOOK," the brand added.

The collection included several animal heads, with Shalom Harlow wearing a snow leopard print dress with a lion on her chest and Naomi Campbell in a full-length, black fur jacket that featured a wolf head on her shoulder. 

Model Irina Shayk wears the same Schiaparelli Haute Couture spring/summer accessory worn by Kylie Jenner down the runway.

Despite the disclaimer, Jenner received criticism in her comments section that it was "glorifying animal hunting."

"This is a promotion of poaching not fashion. Very wrong," one person wrote.

Another Instagram user commented, "Even though it’s not real it’s still disturbing and in bad taste." 

"Obviously its not a real lions head, but very poor choice for a fashion statement," a commenter added.

Kylie Jenner sat front row at the Schiaparelli Haute Couture spring/summer 2023 show in Paris on Jan. 23.

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Jenner's photos from the Schiaparelli show come days after she shared photos of her son on social media and announced his new name. 

The reality-television star posted four images on Instagram Saturday of the young boy, born in February 2022 to her and boyfriend Travis Scott. Along with the pictures, she posted: "AIRE" and a heart emoji.

A week after he was born, Jenner revealed his name was Wolf Webster on social media. But a month later, she said on Instagram a name change was coming because "we just really didn't feel like it was him."

At the time, a new name for the newborn was not revealed.

Contributing: Mike Snider

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