Halle Bailey Is Excited For You to See The Little Mermaid

Allowing Vogue in on her getting-ready process for the Vivier event, the star shared her favorite moments from Vivier’s presentation. “It was so cool to see all the amazing shoemakers actually making these luxurious shoes in your face, as well as the beautiful purses,” says Bailey. She also loved how chill it was compared to a paparazzi-filled show. “I loved the relaxed vibe—it felt like we were walking into a museum, with people just appreciating the art,” says Bailey.

Bailey, of course, needed a statement fit for both of her Fashion Week events. At the Vivier presentation, she wore a teal, floral-printed denim jacket and pants, complete with a white Off-White bra top underneath. “I also wore [Vivier] shoes that had a crystal ball on the bottom [of the heel],” says Bailey. “There was a whole room dedicated to those shoes [in the presentation], and there was a huge crystal ball in the middle of the room. There was also another room that I was obsessed with; they were playing the Little Mermaid soundtrack. It gave me ocean vibes!” 

Photographed by Julia Marino

For the Off-White runway show, she switched into a new bold ensemble: A sleeveless turtleneck dress with a cutout at the stomach. “It’s still a bit Hot Girl, showing your legs and arms, but it’s still fall-winter—comfortable and warm,” she says. As a fan of the late designer Virgil Abloh, she was excited to see the new pieces from the brand he founded. “You always know something cool is going to happen at an Off-White show,” says Bailey. “Last time I saw Kendrick [Lamar] performing from the front row.”

As for how Bailey was spending her last few days in Paris this week? Shopping was certainly on the brain. “We’re staying by all of the luxury stores like Chanel and Dior, so I’ll have to go shopping before we leave,” says Bailey. She does have a major press tour coming up for The Little Mermaid, after all. We’ll be eagerly awaiting those looks.