STRONG ENOUGH: “Black is the new black,” Cher observed from her front-row seat at Gareth Pugh’s show on Wednesday night after surveying what most of the audience was wearing. She, too, wore it head-to-toe, a perfect foil for her outsize crystal jewelry by Michael Schmidt. “I’m the black velvet tray,” she said, extending her arms to show off her studded cuffs.
The singer said she’s in Paris to celebrate the birthday of her friend Loree Rodkin, the jewelry designer, who brought her to the Pugh show along with Chrome Hearts co-owner Laurie Lynn Stark.
“I’m on my way to London to finish my album,” Cher told WWD, confessing she still hasn’t settled on a title for it. The first single, “It’s a Woman’s World,” is slated to come out in June, she noted.
The singer was peppered with questions about Pugh’s fashion — “I’ve never seen them, I have no idea,” she demurred — and gamely posed for cell phone photos. “I feel like a statue. I hope a bird lands on me,” she said.
Stark said she is working on perfume and other beauty products for Chrome Hearts, and was test-driving a blue nail-polish shade called Kiki.
Another goes-by-one-name singer also took in the show: Fergie.