Sam Smith’s Dramatic Paris Fashion Week Debut for Vivienne Westwood

Sam Smith walked the runway for the first time during the Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood’s fall 2024 ready-to-wear presentation on Saturday as part of Paris Fashion Week. The singer donned two dramatic looks from the Renaissance-inspired collection.

Sam Smith, Vivienne Westwood Womenswear Fall/Winter 2024-2025 show, Paris Fashion Week, March 02, 2024, Paris, France

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The “Unholy” singer first appears wearing a layered multicolored look. The ensemble consisted of a light green long-sleeve top and a pair of bottomless checkered print shorts. The two pieces were styled with a combination scarf-shawl in burnt orange with checkered prints, socks and a pair of heeled plaid platform boots. For extra drama, Smith accessorized with a wooden walking stick.

For Smith’s styling, the star wore a long black wig. Spilling slightly onto Smith’s face, the wig was pushed back with a headband crafted in the same plaid textile as the high-waisted shorts.

Sam Smith walks the runway during the Vivienne Westwood womenswear fall 2024 ready-to-wear presentation as part of Paris Fashion Week on March 2.

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“The menswear in the Renaissance was quite interesting. There were all these laws against wearing too-revealing clothes. In Florence they’d put you in prison because at one point the men really let it all hang out,” creative director Kronthaler told WWD backstage.

Sam Smith, Vivienne Westwood Womenswear Fall/Winter 2024-2025 show, Paris Fashion Week, March 02, 2024, Paris, France

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Smith’s second look was an all-black ensemble that featured a mesh halter top and a floor-length ruffled long-sleeve wrap dress. Styled with a large tulle-adorned hat, pair of fingerless gloves and oversized leather handbag, the look utilizes the textural elements of each material to create dimension within the monochromatic color palette.

“Essentially, the collection challenged the notion of elegance in today’s culture. One could argue the bottomless check look Sam Smith sported was pure chaos, but to the fans of Vivienne Westwood, elegance came from within, and Smith had plenty of it,” WWD reported on the collection.

In addition to walking in Vivienne Westwood’s fall 2024 ready-to-wear presentation, Smith was seen in Christian Cowan’s front row at the Harmonie Club on Sunday evening wearing a star-printed button-up shirt tucked into a full-length black bell skirt.

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