Cara Delevingne and Katy Perry make show-stopping appearances at Vogue World

Cara Delevingne, Katy Perry, Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid and Sabrina Carpenter were among the stars who made show-stopping appearances at Vogue World in Paris.

The annual fashion event, which took place on the last day of Paris Fashion Week’s menswear collection, also International Olympic Day, brought together 188 athletes, 151 models, 70 dancers, and a 40-piece orchestra at Place Vendome.

The theme was the evolution of style over the last century, pairing each decade of fashion with a different sport.

– Espresso singer Sabrina Carpenter makes bombshell cameo

The 1940s saw the emergence of the bikini, eventually popularised by heartthrob Brigitte Bardot, who brought the two-piece international recognition during the 1953 Cannes Film Festival.

For Vogue World’s 1940s act, Sabrina Carpenter made a surprise appearance, rising from the waves of billowing blue fabric, strutting the cobbles of Paris in a Jacquemus nautical-style red and white striped swimsuit, with a matching old Hollywood-style headscarf and sarong. A perfect look for an artist who produced TikTok’s song of the summer, Espresso.

– Globe-trotting: Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid ride horses through Paris

For the grand finale of the 1950s segment, all things equestrian were celebrated, with models Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid riding on horseback through the Paris plaza.

The models rode on stallions named Napo and Django, whose manes were braided according to veteran stylist Eugene Souleiman’s instructions. Dressed in head-to-hoof Hermes, the silhouettes of the models’ suits were inspired by Victorian-era riding garments.

– Serena and Venus fly the flag of sustainability and endurance

The 2000s celebrated tennis and 10 years of Nicolas Ghesquiere at Louis Vuitton. Sporting sisters Serena and Venus Williams made an impression in two custom looks.

Serena honoured her enduring relationship with late designer Virgil Abloh (who made the star’s custom Met Gala sneakers in 2019) by wearing a dress by Ib Kamara for Off-White – the fashion brand Abloh founded. Venus wore a Marine Serre gown made from recycled tennis bags.

– Cara Delevingne evokes Madonna’s Jean Paul Gaultier cone bra

Livestream host of the evening, Cara Delevingne wore a pale pink conical sculpted bodice with flowing buckled ribbons. Dressed by Simone Rocha for Jean Paul Gaultier from its spring/summer 2024 couture, the look was accompanied with ballet flats and a sailor’s hat, bringing a sense of whimsy that permeated the evening.

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Cara Delevingne steals the show in a nude silk corset (Vianney Le Caer/AP)

– Katy Perry goes braless

Adorned in geometric black leather and ruffled nude roses, singer Katy Perry appeared during the ’80s portion of the evening.

A child of the decade herself, the singer stormed the cobblestone set in a nearly-naked cut-out dress by Noir Kei Ninomiya for her surprise catwalk appearance.

– Alexa Chung offers the ultimate coquette aesthetic

Model and presenter Alexa Chung, known as the English Jane Birkin, took her British coolness to Paris in a Viktor & Rolf AW05 cream gown with bold red rose detailing.

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Alexa Chung and boyfriend Tom Sturridge keep it chic and simple (Vianney Le Caer/AP)

Pictured with her boyfriend, actor Tom Sturridge, Chung donned a sweet ruffled bodice emulating the crimping on a frilly pillowcase, evocative of sleepy-chic bedroom attire.

– Emma Chamberlain’s daring design

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Emma Chamberlain walks a thin line in a daring Rick Owens two-piece (Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)

YouTube star Emma Chamberlain wore a Rick Owens form-fitting top and skirt. The crimson look comprised a leather floor-length skirt and a knitted bra top. Chamberlain’s micro-sized top pushed the trend in an undeniably avant-garde direction.

– Eva Longoria stuns in simple silhouette

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Eva Longoria wows in a little black dress (Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)

Actor Eva Longoria, best known for her role in Desperate Housewives, opted for simplicity in a form-fitting black gown with a mermaid hem and rhinestone neckline.

Paired with black platform sandals and a matching clutch, the look was rounded off with silver jewels from APM Monaco. Longoria demonstrated Coco Chanel’s famous French maxim that you cannot go wrong with a little black dress.