Bella Hadid has taken Paris Fashion Week 2022 by storm after she had a “magical” white dress spray-painted onto her body while on the runway.
The supermodel, 25, and her DIY latex dress made headlines after their appearence at the Coperni fashion show on Friday (30 September).
Hadid’s attire and accompanying performance was dubbed a “celebration of women’s silhouettes from centuries past” by Coperni’s designers, Sébastien Meyer and Arnaud Vaillant.
Hadid – whose hair was swept back into a neat, Hepburn-esque bun – first stepped onto the runway in nothing but a pair of heels and underwear. She covered her breasts with her hands.
A team of three men – dressed in all-black and led by Dr Manel Torres, managing director of Fabrican Ltd and inventor of the spray-on fabric – then set to work spraying the dress onto the model.
They carefully sprayed the white latex fibres around the circumference of her torso to create a continuous, opaque layer. The model stood still as the fabric was wound around her body, occasionally lifting her arms to allow the designers fashion the garment.
After a short while, a mid-length, body-hugging dress began to emerge as one solid piece. A fourth designer then took to the stage to adjust the dress and trim away excess material.
A thigh slit was cut into one side of the skirt and the sleeves were pulled off Hadid’s shoulder to create a bardot silhouette.