Demi Moore Was the Surprise Runway Star of Fendi Couture

Already one of Hollywood’s brightest stars thanks to her decades-long career, Demi Moore has become a style icon in her own right, too. She’s known for her playful approach to fashion, shifting effortlessly from a vampy screen siren on the red carpet to a more casual, Californian bohemianism for her day-to-day looks. As of today, she can also add “runway model” to her list of iron-clad fashion credentials. 

Moore opened the show at Kim Jones’s debut couture collection for Fendi in Paris, staged at the Palais Brongniart within a spectacular maze-like set of perspex walls. While her appearance might initially come as a surprise, it seems that Moore and Jones have struck up a friendship over the past few years. In 2019, the star appeared in a book of portraits shot by Nikolai von Bismarck for Dior, wearing a suit designed by Jones in his other role as artistic director of menswear at the storied French fashion house.

Today, Moore stepped onto the runway wearing a billowing open-necked top with a tuxedo-style fastening and loose-fitting trousers cut from shimmering black silk, accessorized with a pair of opulent, waist-length earrings made from sculptural, Victorian-inspired shapes. (For his first collection, Jones was primarily inspired by Virginia Woolf’s Orlando.) Moore was followed by a quick succession of some of the world’s most iconic models including the likes of Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, and Christy Turlington. But it was the actor who emerged as the surprise star of the show, bringing a welcome dose of Hollywood magic to Paris couture.