Salma was joined by Valentina and her stepdaughter, Mathilde Pinault, at Demna’s epic presentation, which saw models struggling their way through a manufactured blizzard on the runway. Originally conceived as a comment on climate catastrophe, the show became a message to Ukraine from the Georgian designer, who was forced to flee his native Abkhazia with his family as a 10-year-old.
Salma and Valentina wore coordinating black for the show (don’t think we didn’t spot V’s Le Cagole shoulder bag), with Hayek throwing an oversized powder-blue shirt over her slinky roll-neck and slip skirt combo.
After the show the House of Gucci star, an unofficial swimwear influencer who managed to upstage even Lady Gaga’s high-fashion marathon while promoting the film with a single pool snap, swapped her look for the colours of the Ukrainian flag. Blue and yellow T-shirts had been placed on guests’ seats ahead of the show, and Salma wore hers to pose for an Instagram snap with another fashion mum, Kim Kardashian, who attended wrapped in Demna’s answer to police tape (Balenciaga-branded, of course). Just another day at Paris Fashion Week.
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Originally published on Vogue.co.uk