Kylie Jenner Has Her Marilyn Monroe Moment In A Custom Key-Hole Schiaparelli Dress

The makeup mogul has had more runway time than most models this season, but this old-Hollywood look unlocks couture-level glamour
PARIS, FRANCE – SEPTEMBER 27: Kylie Jenner is seen arriving at the Schiaparelli Fashion held at the Italian Embassy on September 27, 2023 in Paris, France. (Photo by MEGA/GC Images)

Has Kylie Jenner unlocked the secret to couture-level glamour on the front rows of Paris Fashion Week?

In a waist-cinching, sequin-adorned, sculpted Schiaparelli dress, the makeup mogul shed any fur remaining from her divisive lion’s head gown and stepped into the old-Hollywood spirit of the Maison for Daniel Rosebery’s Spring/Summer 2024 collection presentation.

Though Zsa Zsa Gabor was an ephemeral muse of Elsa Schiaparelli in the 1950s—the courtier famously made a ‘shocking pink’ gown for the musical romance Moulin Rouge staring Gabor—Jenner is taking cues from Marilyn Monroe’s signature body-conscious silhouettes.

Kylie Jenner in Schiaparelli. Credit: Instagram/@kyliejenner

The silver halter neck style bares remnants of the actress’ 1962 Bob Mackie-designed nude illusion gown, which Jenner’s older sister, Kim Kardashian, infamously wore to the 2022 Met Gala.

Though the peeping key-hole motif—a sigil of the house of Schiaparelli—and matching trompe l’oeil nude anatomical feet heels may be more than a homage to the Los Angeles of yore.

Since Jenner is now dating Hollywood heavyweight Timothée Chalamet, could the reality starlet’s embracing of bombshell glamour signal she’s about to enter a new era of golden age opulence?

Kylie Jenner in Schiaparelli. Credit: Instagram/@kyliejenner

The Kardashian-Jenner vast media and entertainment empire is yet to reach the zenith of the silver screen—save Kim Kardashian’s cameos in 2008’s Disaster Movie and the children’s animated Paw Patrol franchise—and with the current SAG-AFTRA strike, is this Jenner’s way of covertly casting herself as the industry’s leading lady?

With the performance she gave on the front row of Prada—see: not-so-subtly flashing photographers her phone background featuring an intimate photo of Jenner and Chalamet together—it’s clear that Jenner requires no film set to make a scene.

As she captioned an Instagram video of herself in the sensual gown. “it’s show time.” Lights, camera, action, indeed. 


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This article originally appeared on Grazia International