Doja Cat

Doja Cat made a bizarre appearance at the Schiaparelli show at Paris Fashion Week.
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Red hot or red flag? Doja Cat’s PFW look triggers fans’ phobias

Doja Cat’s red rash-like appearance at Paris Fashion Week had social media users’ skin crawling with fear and anxiety…

Doja Cat

Doja Cat made a bizarre appearance at the Schiaparelli show at Paris Fashion Week.
Images via Twitter

Doja Cat has had her fair share of bizarre Fashion Week looks – but her latest one has had fans reeling, particularly those with claustrophobia and trypophobia.

The US singer, whose father is South African actor Dumisani Dlamini, was a guest at the Schiaparelli show during Paris Fashion Week on Monday, 23 January.

But whilst fellow guest Kylie Jenner’s look may have turned heads – literally – it was Doja’s that had social media users triggered.

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In a look that went viral, Doja Cat rocked up to Paris Fashion Week wearing red body paint from head to toe, as well as thousands of body crystals. 

She also donned a matching beaded skirt, bustier, leather boots, and shawl, all courtesy of Schiaparelli’s haute couture line. Like Schiaparelli’s animal-head couture looks, Doja Cat’s red hot look was inspired by Italian poet Dante and his literary piece Inferno.

According to makeup artist Pat McGrath, the singer’s bejewelled look – with over 3000 crystals – took five hours to create!

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He shared in an Instagram post:  “The final product was a magical, mesmerizing masterpiece and a tribute to Doja Cat’s hard work and dedication.”


Like her quirky character and unique fashion sense, Doja Cat’s PFW week became a trending topic.

While some appreciated her creativity, others found the look downright amusing.

Then there were those who claimed her look triggered their claustrophobia and trypophobia, an aversion to irregular patterns and clusters of small holes or bumps.

@giaface: “Seeing photos of Doja Cat covered in crystals makes me feel physically ill. Like objectively, it’s cool, and I like Doja, but my skin is crawling, and I want to puke every time I see it.”

@edhardyparty: “Doja Cat’s outfit ignites some unknown phobia in my brain. Fear of tiny red balls? Fear of lobster people?”

@TMarajxo: “Okay, but Doja cat in that red outfit actually gives me anxiety every time I see it.”