Five hours, 30 000 Swarovski crystals – how Doja Cat's all-red look at Fashion Week came together

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Doja Cat stunned with this all red look covered in 30 000 Swarovski crystals  at Paris Fashion Week.
Doja Cat stunned with this all red look covered in 30 000 Swarovski crystals at Paris Fashion Week.
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She painted the town red - literally.

Whenever she steps outside, she gets people talking.

This time, she had fans and followers stunned when she showed up at Paris Fashion Week.

It wasn't her music that had tongues wagging, but her head-to-toe red look.

Musician and rapper Doja Cat, real name Amanda Ratna Zandile Dlamini, was the talk of the town at Paris Fashion Week when she hit the streets in 30 000 Swarovski crystals from head to toe.

The star’s grand entrance on the first day of Couture Week was breathtaking with her encrusted with 30,000 hand-placed Swarovski crystals, covered in a red silk faille bustier and wearing a hand-knit skirt of lacquered wooden beads, completing her over-the-top look with trompe l'œil toe boots.

Her makeup artist Pat McGrath shared on social media that she spent "4 hours and 58 minutes" hand-placing each crystal with her team onto Doja's skin.

They first had to cover her hair in caps, then her skin in paint, before crystals and gold dust were applied to her body.

Her look grabbed the attention of fashionistas globally for her creativity and the hard work of her glam squad. 

The Schiaparelli collection was inspired by Dante's The Divine Comedy and blurred the lines between one's real body, art and inanimate objects, the show notes revealed.

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