Actress Demi Moore made her surprise catwalk debut on Wednesday, opening Fendi’s virtual presentation during the Paris Fashion Week couture shows.
The 58-year-old’s cameo saw her wearing an off-the-shoulder black silk suit with wide-leg pants, elaborate earrings and a dark clutch. She later took to Instagram to describe the moment as “the fulfillment of a teenage dream.”
Demi Moore walks the runway during a presentation of the Fendi Spring / Summer 2021 collection at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week. Credit: Stéphane de Sakutin / AFP / Getty Images
The show also marked the debut of designer Kim Jones, who presented his first Haute Couture collection for Fendi since joining the label last September.
Succeeding the late Karl Lagerfeld as artistic director of women’s fashion and tailoring, Jones seized the opportunity with an impressive collection of flowy capes, shimmering evening gowns and androgynous masculine looks.
Her Spring / Summer 2021 collection, with inspirations ranging from Baroque marble sculptures by Gian Lorenzo Bernini to Virginia Woolf’s 1928 novel “Orlando”, was revealed via a pre-recorded video. On a soundtrack by composer Max Richter, models walked through the dramatically lit labyrinthine of the historic Palais Brongniart before coming to rest in transparent boxes inspired by the label’s “double F” monogram.
Moore described the collection as “a magnificent and magical start”. She was followed on the runway by industry stalwarts like Bella Hadid and Cara Delevingne. Iconic ’90s models Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell and Christy Turlington also appeared, while Moss’ 18-year-old daughter Lila Grace was another surprise addition to the star lineup.
Kate Moss and daughter Lila Grace Moss appear together in Fendi’s Spring-Summer 2021 collection during Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week. Credit: Stéphane de Sakutin / AFP / Getty Imagane
“Thank you to the wonderful cast who made this possible, true friends and family,” Jones wrote on Instagram after the show. “I love you all!”
Although Moore is known for her sense of style – and for appearing on the covers of fashion magazines like Harper’s Bazaar – Wednesday’s show marked her first major runway show. It comes just a few months after she appeared in a video for Rihanna’s lingerie label Savage x Fenty, where she was seen in a black leotard.
The Hollywood star has previously been dressed by Jones. She posed in Dior – where Jones is also Men’s Creative Director – for a glossy photo book, celebrating her first year with the French label, released in October 2019.
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With Covid-19 restrictions limiting travel and complicating physical fashion shows, brands have found new ways to present their designs. Fendi was one of the many houses to present collections online as part of this year’s exclusively digital Haute Couture Week. The spring-summer 2021 fashion shows take place from January 25 to January 28.