Paris Jackson promptly left Dior’s cruise 2019 show, allegedly taking offense at the brand’s use of horses during the display.
The 20-year-old was one of famous the guests at the fashion house’s event at the Chantilly Stables in France on Friday (25May18), where creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri served up a bold collection inspired by Mexican female rodeo riders called escaramuza.
The riders were invited to open and close the show on horseback, and sources claimed that Paris may have ditched the event out of support for animal rights – or possibly due to the heavy rain which plagued the event.
According to WWD’s review of the show, the model: “huffed out barefoot, having earlier asked two assistants to help her out of her high-heeled sandals. Whether the issue was animal welfare, or simply an extreme aversion to rain, was not clear.”
While the New York Times claimed she “pranced in puddles barefoot for the photographers before the show, but stalked out in a rage as the first model made her way down the runway”.
The Gringo actress took to Instagram on Monday to confirm that she had indeed cut the show short, and posted a photo of her looking up at the sky while standing barefoot in the mud.
“left early n did this (rain emoji),” she wrote.
Paris reportedly follows a cruelty free diet and has previously asserted that she’s “always cared about the wellness of animals and the environment,” while her profile on IMG Models describes her as “both an activist and actor” who uses her social media presence to campaign for animal welfare.
Before her swift departure from the Parisian fashion spectacle, she posed for photos wearing a multi-colored printed dress and black leather bag with a rainbow striped strap.
The show was also attended by Alexa Chung and Stranger Things star, and real-life couple, Charlie Heaton and Natalia Dyer.