Paris: Kanye, Rihanna skip Oscars for Givenchy

Paris: Kanye, Rihanna skip Oscars for Givenchy

March 2nd, 2014 by Associated Press in Local - Breaking News

Singer Rihanna arrives at Givenchy's ready-to-wear fall/winter 2014-2015 fashion collection presented in Paris, Sunday, March 2, 2014.

Photo by Associated Press/Times Free Press.

Singer Kanye West arrives at Givenchy's ready-to-wear fall/winter 2014-2015 fashion collection presented in Paris, Sunday, March 2, 2014.

Photo by Associated Press/Times Free Press.

PARIS - With top actresses away, it was music stars that came out to play at Paris Fashion Week - that fell the same day as the Academy Awards.

Rapper Kanye West - who smiled and refused to talk - shared the front row Sunday evening with another singer-cum-fashion designer, superstar Rihanna. Kim Kardashian was, however, nowhere to be seen.

Here are the highlights and reports from the day's great shows - including Celine, Kenzo and Chloe.

He skipped the 86th annual Oscars but was West trying to draw media attention away from the Dolby Theatre ceremony at by wearing a massive reflective emergency band on the back of his long black Givenchy jacket?

Whatever the reason the look matched the other front row star, Rihanna, who was also in black.

The "Bad Girl" singer also ditched Hollywood Boulevard - and, as it happens, a va-va-voom gown - in favor of a black street look and menswear Givenchy jacket with a turned-back cap and mesh on her face.

They have one more thing in common: both turning up late for Givenchy's warehouse show.

With music and fashion already under their belts, it's reassuring that Rihanna and West are not also delving into movies. Just yet.