Paris Jackson's controversial Melbourne Cup appearance

She's been known to walk to the beat of her own drum. 

But Paris Jackson's quirky persona landed her in hot water after her controversial red carpet appearance at the Melbourne Cup on Tuesday.  

From reportedly knocking back a custom-designed frock to leaving an hour before the races actually began, the 19-year-old certainly raised eyebrows at the high-profile event. 

Controversial appearance: Paris Jackson's quirky persona landed her in hot water after her controversial red carpet appearance at the Melbourne Cup on Tuesday

Controversial appearance: Paris Jackson's quirky persona landed her in hot water after her controversial red carpet appearance at the Melbourne Cup on Tuesday

Early on Tuesday, an uncomfortable-looking Paris descended upon the red carpet at Flemington. 

While the Insta-famous teen told reporters that she was simply 'cold', she couldn't help but shake her awkward demeanour as the hours wore on. 

'Throughout the day, the teenager looked like a fish out of water,' News Corp reported from the event.  

Races debut: Early on Tuesday, an uncomfortable-looking Paris descended upon the red carpet at Flemington

Races debut: Early on Tuesday, an uncomfortable-looking Paris descended upon the red carpet at Flemington

Feeling OK? While the Insta-famous teen told reporters that she was simply 'cold', she couldn't help but shake her awkward demeanour as the hours wore on

Feeling OK? While the Insta-famous teen told reporters that she was simply 'cold', she couldn't help but shake her awkward demeanour as the hours wore on

Meanwhile, reports emerged that she had refused to wear a gown specially designed by royalty Alex Perry.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Paris was due to wear a red gown, but shocked racing carnival sponsor Myer and the designer when she decided to don another ensemble.

The publication claimed sources close to Myer revealed Paris wasn't a fan of the dress created for her by the Australian designer. 

'Loved meeting this beautiful girl today': Alex Perry shared this Instagram post taken during the Melbourne Cup on Tuesday 

'Loved meeting this beautiful girl today': Alex Perry shared this Instagram post taken during the Melbourne Cup on Tuesday 

Dress drama: Meanwhile, reports emerged that she had refused to wear a gown specially designed by fashion royalty Alex Perry

Dress drama: Meanwhile, reports emerged that she had refused to wear a gown specially designed by royalty Alex Perry

Paris's representative has since vehemently denied these claims however, telling Daily Mail Australia: 'This isn't true. Paris couldn't have refused to wear a custom-made Alex Perry design to the Melbourne Cup, as no such dress was ever made.'

'Paris did wear a piece from Alex's collection on the cover of Stellar Magazine,' they explained.    

The Sydney Morning Herald has also reported that Paris wanted to wear cowboy boots in the

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