Robots and Models Share Paris Fashion Week Runway

March 6, 2023
Robot dog and model in black dress standing face-to-face at Coperni fashion show. Photo credit: Coperni's Instagram.

Ours is a positive message, that humans and technology can live together in harmony.

Coperni CEO and co-founder Arnaud Vaillant after the company’s Paris Fashion Week show, which featured robot dogs sharing the stage with models.

What To Know: Coperni, a Paris-based fashion brand, made headlines when they spray painted a dress onto Bella Hadid in September. Their latest Paris Fashion Week show featured robots on the runway and represented a “modern fable” based on the 17th-century poem, “The Wolf and the Lamb.” But in this case, it was a story about power dynamics between humans and robots, sending a message that the two can live in harmony with one another.

In an interview with Vogue, Vaillant said, “We didn't want to compete with the [spray-on dress] moment last season. Because it was so unique, so magical, so strong. We didn't want to do a big finale with a supermodel. We really wanted an evolution. We're fascinated by tech, so we always try to have experiences and technology in our shows.”

Models and robots share the runway at Coperni fashion show (The Guardian)

How Coperni Doubled Down on Tech and Fashion for Fall 2023 (W Magazine)

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