Kylie Jenner sparked outrage when she wore a faux lion’s head to the Schiaparelli Haute Couture Spring Summer 2023 runway show as part of Paris Fashion Week on Monday in Paris, France.
Kylie, who is notable only for being a reality TV star, also made headlines this weekend when she revealed her son’s face and name on Instagram. She captioned the post: “AIRE.”
In a comment on another IG page, she said the correct way to pronounce Aire Webster‘s name is “Air.”
According to Nameberry.com, “Aire” means “lion of God” in Hebrew — hence the significance of the lion’s head perched on her right shoulder.
Kylie, 25, and the child’s father, Travis Scott, 31, quietly split last month. They also share 4-year-old daughter, Stormi Webster.
Schiaparelli insisted the lion’s head was “faux-taxidermy,” constructed entirely by hand from foam resin and other man-made materials. Despite the explanation, animal rights fanatics compared Kylie’s lion’s head to trophy hunting.
Supermodel Naomi Campbell wore a black faux fur coat with a wolf’s head on the left shoulder.
If the animalistic pieces in the show instilled fear and anger, they are doing their job, said creative director Daniel Roseberry.
The lion and the she-wolf in the collection are “representing lust, pride and avarice respectively,” he wrote in the runway show notes.
“It is a reminder there is no such thing as heaven without hell; there is no joy without sorrow; there is no ecstasy of creation without the torture of doubt.”