Shakira made a bold fashion statement at the Viktor & Rolf haute couture show during Paris Fashion Week, letting her outfit speak volumes. The renowned singer, famous for her hit "Hips Don't Lie," took the opportunity to express herself during a recent event in France.
During her attendance at the Paris Fashion Week show on July 5, Shakira donned an eye-catching white trench coat from Viktor & Rolf's 2008 collection. The coat featured the word "NO" prominently emblazoned across her chest in large letters, accompanied by silver zippers, gold trim embellishments, and a coordinating belt.
The 46-year-old songstress allowed her ensemble to do all the talking, opting for minimal accessories including brown-framed sunglasses, gold platform heels, and a matching handbag. For her beauty style, Shakira chose a soft glam look, complemented by a rosy makeup palette and straight hair.
While Shakira's message was clear through her fashion choice, she did not disclose the inspiration behind her fierce look. However, it followed her cover story for People en Español, where she shared her experience of processing her separation from Gerard Piqué.
In the interview, Shakira revealed that she dealt with the breakup while her father, William Mebarak Chadid, was hospitalized. She described the challenging period when everything seemed to happen at once, with her personal life crumbling and the press revealing betrayals while her father was in the ICU.
Although her father has since recovered, Shakira emphasized the difficult and slow journey he went through, overcoming COVID, accidents, pneumonia, and multiple surgeries, all at the age of 91. She praised her parents' resilience, devotion, and zest for life, hoping that they would serve as role models for her children.
Shakira and Gerard announced their separation in June 2022 after more than a decade together. While she has been open about the heartbreak she endured, Shakira has also found growth in the experience. She acknowledged the past year as a time of significant change, where she personally realized the strength, bravery, and independence of women.
Speaking at Billboard's Latin Women in Music gala on May 6, Shakira shared her belief that women are stronger than they think and more independent than they have been taught. The journey of self-discovery and empowerment has shaped her perspective and highlighted the resilience within herself and women as a whole.