Is anyone having a better year than Dua Lipa?
The singer has just been nominated for six Grammys thanks to her disco-pop record Future Nostalgia, which was also the unofficial soundtrack of 2020. But just as noteworthy as her music is her style, which in the past week has included everything from haute couture to iconic vintage pieces.
Billie Eilish, another Grammy favourite, had her fashion moment when she appeared in Gucci’s latest film, along with fellow style icon Harry Styles. Both continued to blur the lines of gender in clothing, with Billie opting for her signature oversized get-up, and Styles sporting a look that most people would deem “feminine”.
The look that really left us scratching our heads was Kendall Jenner’s, showed off via a selfie. Instead of an über-trendy Instagram label or even a mega-brand that she has worked with like Burberry, Kendall championed a label that only fashion insiders are privy to.
Curious? See our round-up of this week’s best celebrity looks below.
Dua Lipa served looks all week
We never thought we’d see Valentino’s sky-high gowns materialise anywhere else outside of the Maison’s dreamy haute couture fashion presentation, but Dua Lipa made that a reality. For The Graham Norton Show, the singer performed in one of the sequinned showstoppers designed by Pierpaolo Piccioli, albeit with the dress’s length adjusted to accommodate her height. (The original creations went up as high as 15 feet.)
Not soon after, Dua was back in the spotlight for her feature in Miley Cyrus’ Prisoner music video — this time, wearing head-to-toe vintage. There was a Raf Simons tank top (from before he debuted his women’s line), Marc Jacobs’ hefty “Kiki” platform boots from Spring/Summer 2017, and most exciting of all, a Gucci by Tom Ford cut-out dress from 2003. (Like the singer’s career, you could say that vintage fashion is taking off.)
She ended the week with another killer pair of shoes to rival her rare Marc Jacobs pair: thigh-high “Grill” platform boots from Rick Owens’ latest collection.
Kendall Jenner gives the Olsen twins her approval
Kendall Jenner is known for being a branded clotheshorse. Take a look through her Instagram feed and you can instantly recognise what she’s wearing — Burberry, Versace, Givenchy, Jacquemus, By Far et al. This week, though, she interrupted her flashy fashion feed by wearing “The Row head to toe”, as she captioned in her latest selfie.
The Row, helmed by Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, doesn’t do celebrity endorsements. It doesn’t even do campaigns, and its Instagram feed is filled with more pictures of the twins’ favourite artwork than their collections. So how did their low-key luxury fashion label end up being worn by one of the most-followed It-girls in the world? Our best bet is that she learned to appreciate The Row’s refined, minimalist aesthetic through Gigi Hadid, a self-confessed fan of the brand.
Hailey Bieber steps out in latex leggings
Saint Laurent’s risqué F/W 2020 offerings have finally seen light of day thanks to Hailey Bieber, who was spotted in the French brand’s latex leggings. (You may recall Kaia Gerber modelling them on the runway.)
She’s not the only one who has worn a BDSM-inspired ensemble recently; Kim Kardashian donned a Balmain latex look back in March, seemingly pointing to a trend that would dominate the rest of the year — until COVID-19 happened, of course.
Jennifer Lopez flaunted her statement shoulders
Here’s a trend that just might stick: statement shoulders, first endorsed by Jennifer Lopez on the front row of Balmain’s Spring/Summer 2021 show, and later again on the American Music Awards red carpet. She wore Balmain again, specifically a glittering top with a plunging neckline and heavily padded shoulders, paired with a slinky slit skirt.
The ensemble is stunning, but it’s noteworthy enough for us that J.Lo is wearing something that isn’t Versace again.
Billie Eilish and Harry Styles go retro
Earlier this week, Gucci transported us to another world through its GucciFest film festival, which showcased nostalgia-tinged designs by Alessandro Michele. As usual, there were nods to the ’70s and ’80s, and a whole lot of gender-blurring.
The highlights were marked by Billie Eilish and Harry Styles. The first wore a baggy sweater and trackpants from the menswear collection, a combination that she has pretty much made her signature through her several red carpet appearances. Meanwhile, Harry continued on in his daring approach to style by dressing in a baby pink tee, jean shorts and loafers. If that’s the English singer’s idea of of rock and roll, we don’t mind.
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