Paris Jackson stormed out of a Paris, France, fashion show “in a rage” as an actual storm raged overhead.
At the Dior cruise collection show on Friday at a chateau, driving rain dramatically doused the catwalk — and dampened some attendees’ spirits. As the first model hit the catwalk, Jackson walked out on the show that ambitiously recreated a Mexican rodeo with all female riders performing daredevil stunts. But a source told us Jackson left the show because she disapproved of the performing animals.
WWD reported, “With guests held up in rush hour traffic, the show finally began just as sheets of rain started driving down.”
Another report said, “Glowering clouds broke into a thunderstorm as the show opened, sending models on to a catwalk slick with driving rain.”
But the New York Times further observed in its fashion review that, “By the end, the only cloud that remained over the event was the jarring exit of Paris Jackson, who had 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.”
WWD added in a review that Jackson visibly, “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.”
And Harper’s Bazaar reported: “Not everyone was a fan of the horses though, as Paris Jackson was spotted leaving the show only minutes in, presumably out of concern for animal welfare.”
Jackson’s reps did not comment.
The fashion “it’ girl simply posted on Instagram of her departure, “Left early and did this,” with a pic of herself staring skyward solo.
Either way, the looks on the runway received high praise, and were called “beautiful.”
But a fashion insider observed to Page Six of all the wet threads and guests, “they spent a bajillion dollars on this … they couldn’t get a tent?”
Also in the front row with fashion world favorite Jackson were Alexa Chung and “Stranger Things” star Charlie Heaton.
This article originally appeared in Page Six.