Vernon, Maluma Cause Chaos at Kenzo’s Men’s Spring 2025 Show

FAME GAME: The anticipated arrival of Colombian musician Maluma and K-pop star Vernon of Seventeen brought scores of screaming fans to the Jardin du Palais Royal, blocking traffic and causing chaos, even though security tried to corral people behind barriers.

“It’s such a beautiful thing. You know I’m coming all the way from Colombia ’til here. It’s been a beautiful journey to get to here and just to show my culture [and] all the things that we are,” said Maluma. “It’s such an honor to be part of this amazing movement.”

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He teased a new song imminently.

“’Contrato,’ my new song is going to be out tonight,” he said. He walked toward the barriers to wave at fans and flash peace signs.

Meanwhile, front-row guests squeezed onto tightly packed rows circling the garden’s famous fountain as photographers scrambled to take pics.

Seventeen’s Vernon was the main attraction, with the K-pop star sitting calmly in the center of the storm as photographers — and plenty of security guards — swirled about like storm clouds. He wore a denim suit complete with a kimono vest and Noragi jacket.

PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 19: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY - For Non-Editorial use please seek approval from Fashion House) Vernon attends the Kenzo Menswear Spring/Summer 2025 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on June 19, 2024 in Paris, France. (Photo by Julien M. Hekimian/Getty Images)
Vernon of Seventeen at the Kenzo show

Juliette Binoche is a fan of the blended culture fashion at Kenzo, though it was her first time at a show.

“I’m very excited to see it in real [life]. I think it’s full of colors and makes the link between the Asian world and the Western world. I think it’s beautiful,” she said.

The actress is working on organizing a new personal project. “I’m putting together a documentary on a dance show I did with Akram Khan a while ago,” she said.

That project was 2008’s “In-I,” which explored an impulsive act she committed at age 14, with music from Philip Shepherd, sets by Anish Kapoor and costumes by the late Alber Elbaz.

More recently, she played Coco Chanel in Apple TV+’s “The New Look” series, about the life of Christian Dior, and is waiting on word about the fate of the show. “We’ll see in a few days if it’s happening, and I’m hoping and it should happen. The announcement should happen in a few days,” she said of a possible second series.

Brothers and Clipse group members No Malice and Pusha T hung out together in the front row. They’re long time friends of Kenzo creative director Nigo.

“I always, always support Nigo, always support everything he’s done over the years,” said Pusha T. “It’s like a family reunion.”

Another big supporter is Louis Vuitton men’s creative director Pharrell Williams, who showed a polished collection Tuesday night. He gave a one-man standing ovation for his longtime friend and collaborator.

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