Maggie Maurer walked the runway during the Schiaparelli Spring/Summer 2023 couture show in Paris this week. During the show, the model and mother-of-one modelled an ankle-length dress, while her face and glasses were completely covered with metallic gold face paint applied by celebrity makeup artist Pat McGrath.
The over-the-top makeup didn’t prevent Maurer from fulfilling her parenting duties, however, as the model shared a photo of herself taken backstage, in which she could be seen breastfeeding her newborn Nora-Jane.
In the photo, which Maurer shared to Instagram, she could be seen wearing the full face of gold makeup and a white robe as she fed her newborn in her lap. To prevent the makeup from transferring, Maurer wore a plastic covering around her neck and shoulders.
“#BTS [behind the scenes] #Mommy,” Maurer captioned the photo, which has since been liked more than 12,900 times.
The photo prompted an outpouring of praise from Maurer’s followers and peers, with one person writing: “Best photo from the entire day.”
“You’re simply ICONIC,” another person wrote, while someone else commented: “This is amazing. You’re amazing.”
“This is the only thing that matters,” celebrity chef Sophie Roe added.
This is not the first time that Maurer has celebrated her role as a mother while modelling, as she previously walked the runway during Nensi Dojaka’s Autumn/Winter 2022 show while pregnant with her daughter.
Maurer’s post comes after Schiaparelli’s show sparked a debate over the use of “faux-taxidermy” on the catwalk. The Italian fashion house’s latest collection, which was inspired by Dante’s Inferno, featured dresses adorned with the lifelike busts of a lion, snow leopard and wolf.
However, on Schiaparelli’s Instagram, where it shared photos from the fashion show, it noted that “no animals were harmed in making this look”.