Demi Moore has finally spoken out about her now-infamous turn on the Fendi runway last week – however the 58-year-old failed to discuss the viral reaction to her ‘unrecognizable’ appearance, or speculation that she had undergone plastic surgery ahead of the show.
The actress and mother-of-three stunned spectators when she stepped onto the catwalk at Haute Couture Fashion Week in Paris, where she showed off a dramatic transformation that left many questioning whether she’d had cosmetic work to alter her face.
In the days since the show, Demi has remained silent about the fierce speculation – and she remained mum about the plastic surgery rumors and her ‘unrecognizable’ face during a new interview with supermodel Naomi Campbell, although she did briefly address her appearance, describing it as ‘special’ and ‘very magical’.
Opening up: Demi Moore has finally spoken out about her now-infamous Fendi runway appearance – however she failed to address rumors that she’s had plastic surgery
Spot the difference: The 58-year-old stunned spectators during the show, with many saying she looked ‘unrecognizable’ thanks to her accentuated cheekbones and very plump pout
Changes: Demi looked more like her usual self during her post-show interview with Naomi Campbell, however she wore her brunette hair down around her face instead of pulled back
‘Truly it didn’t hit me until afterwards that it really was a teenage fantasy fulfilled,’ Demi said of her surprise appearance in the show.
‘I took a moment where I thought, “Oh my God, I literally just walked a runway show with some of the biggest models ever.” For me, I literally felt like a little kid.’
The Striptease star, who sat down in-person with fellow Fendi model Naomi in Paris shortly after the show, went on to gush about the ‘very special’ catwalk event, which was hosted without an audience and saw its stars walking down the runway before posing in acrylic boxes.
‘It was a very special show,’ she continued. ‘Even though there was no audience, it felt like there was an audience to me, there was no difference to me. I think also because of the way the set was built, everyone having their own individual boxes, you won’t have seen the audience anyway.
‘It felt special for me because it felt less that it was entirely about the clothes but it was more about the full story. It felt very magical.’
While the catwalk show was clearly a once-in-a-lifetime experience for Demi, the actress’s appearance on the runway struck a chord with spectators for a very reason.
‘Historic’: Naomi, 50, celebrated Demi’s achievement, with the actress admitting that walking in the show was ‘an honor’
Memorable: ‘It felt special for me because it felt less that it was entirely about the clothes but it was more about the full story. It felt very magical,’ Demi said of the show
Way back when: Demi (pictured left in 1993 and right in 1996) has long been known for maintaining incredibly youthful looks, having been in the spotlight since the early 90s
Rumors: The actress was plagued by reports in the early 2000s that she’d had $250,000 worth of plastic surgery ahead of her appearance in Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle (pictured)
Mere minutes after she made her debut, social media was flooded with questions about her face – with many asking why she looked so different, with dozens suggesting that her transformation may well have come as the result of plastic surgery.
Several cosmetic experts agreed with the claims, with board certified dermatologist Dr. Corey L Hartman, founder of Skin Wellness Dermatology in Birmingham, Alabama, telling DailyMail.com that it appeared as though Demi had undergone more than one procedure to alter her face.
Noting that he ‘did not treat Demi personally’, Dr. Hartman disagreed with suggestions that the actress’s drastic transformation was done with makeup alone, stating: ‘While a lot of this look may be attributed to makeup and lighting, it also appears that perhaps she has had too much fat removed from her buccal fat pads.
‘This appears to have caused dermal filler in the cheek to appear too augmented resulting in this dramatically different appearance.’
Four other doctors told OK Magazine that Demi’s appearance could have been down to her having ‘gone overboard with injectable fillers.’
Plastic surgeon Ryan Neinstein, who doesn’t treat Demi said: Moore was sucking in her cheeks.
‘Many young women seek high cheekbones, hollow cheeks and a cross-cheek shadow, which is a popular look on social media and often duplicated with makeup.
Changes: After the Fendi show, Demi shared a behind-the-scenes snap in which she looked much more natural (left)
The 58-year-old mother-of-three – who boasts 11M social media followers – captioned the picture taken by fellow Fendi catwalker Cara Delevigne: ‘Pre-show prep’
Something different: During her on-screen appearance with Naomi, Demi looked more natural, although she still flaunted a flawless complexion
Pucker up: She also showed off an impressive pout, and accentuated cheekbones
‘One of the most obvious signs of facelift surgery is the cross-cheek depression or “joker line,” certain surgical maneuvers in a facelift can give this appearance.’
In the wake of the uproar over her catwalk appearance, Demi shared several behind-the-scenes snaps from before and after the show on Instagram; in one she seemed to suggest that her taut complexion on the catwalk was given a boost by a rigorous skincare regimen.
During her flight to Paris, Demi and her daughter Scout, posed for a photo while doing a face mask – the $1356 Bio Cellulose Facial Treatment Mask from 111SKIN, which promises to ‘stimulate collagen production’.
Following the fashion show, the Ghost star also shared a photo of herself posing alongside Fendi designer Kim Jones, as well as models Christy Turlington and Kate Moss, both of whom appeared on the catwalk.
In the snap, looked much more like her usual self, showing off more natural look, complete with flawless complexion and plump cheeks.
As well as discussing her Fendi appearance with Naomi, Demi – who is mother to daughters Rumer, 32, Scout, 29 and Tallulah, 26 – spoke about what it was like to travel to Paris amid the pandemic, revealing how she ensured she was safe.
Unconventional: While the show was all glamour, Demi has spent much of lockdown with her daughters and ex-husband Bruce Willis, 65, which raised a few eyebrows.
Demi said: ‘In fact it was my daughter Scout and the only other person in the cabin we were in was Cara Delevingne. It was literally like a slumber party… we were all COVID safe!’
While it was Demi’s first couture show, she was in good company with the likes of Kate Moss, 47, and her daughter Lila, 18, also gracing the runway.
While the show was all glamour, Demi has spent much of lockdown with her daughters and ex-husband Bruce Willis, 65, which raised a few eyebrows.
But she said: ‘I was really grateful for things slowing down and the time that we had. It worked out that Bruce came and spent time with us… it was really a blessing.’
She also discussed being the highest paid actress in Hollywood and changing the landscape for women’s pay despite having to deal with negativity and backlash.
‘I took a lot of heat for it but I’m OK with that because if it made a change for everyone,’ she said.
‘In this case knowing it made a difference and knowing it made people take a different look at women’s value.’