Sunday, May 28, 2017

The Best She Cannes: Elle Fanning at Cannes 2017

The Cannes Film Festival is as well known for it's captivating movies as it is for the fabulous fashion. Throughout this past week, international stars broke out the couture for premieres and photocalls, but one in particular got it just right each time she stepped out. Though only 19 years old, Elle Fanning is quickly positioning herself as a style star.

She chose a custom Rodarte dress inspired by Degas ballerinas to the "The Beguiled" premiere. The lavender tulle confection was balanced perfectly by her hair accessory: a long black ribbon tying up her bun.

At the "How To Talk To Girls At Parties" premiere, she donned a Gucci dress modified from the Fall 2017 runway. With it's pale green color, deep halter, metallic leaves, and floor-sweeping floral embellishments, the retro glam look was kept youthful with natural hair and makeup.

Turning heads at the Opening Gala, Fanning wore a custom Vivienne Westwood gown that she collaborated with the designer on. Boasting an abstract unicorn motif and the regal corset structure that Westwood is known for, the look was gorgeous and unique.

Encapsulating the fashion fantasy of Cannes, Elle Fanning ruled the red carpet at Cannes 2017. What were your favorite looks from the French Riviera's famous film festival?

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

On Theme & On Point : 2017 Met Gala Best Dressed

The first Monday in May is reserved- in the fashion world- for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Gala fundraiser. More commonly known as the Met Ball, an annual theme is chosen by the co-chairs and celebrated with a night of haute couture. This year's theme was centered on a specific designer (which rarely happens): Rei Kawakubo, the founder of Comme des Garçons. Known for her avant garde and unconventional creations, it was interesting to see how celebrities incorporated (or steered clear of) the theme. Here are my best-dressed from the red carpet.

As one of Karl Lagerfeld's muses, Lily-Rose Depp was bound to wear Chanel. Her look was flawless, and the shocking pink color and wrapped rose branch embellishment made this elegant gown stand out. 

Lily Aldridge was showstopping in a Ralph Lauren cutout gown. What really made her look chic were the accessories: red Balenciaga pant-boots and sheer pink veil made by her hairstylist Bryce Scarlett.

Rihanna was one of the very few celebrities who wore one of Rei Kawakubo's designs. For this reason alone she gets major points from me, since paying homage to the theme is central to the Met's history. As someone who can seemingly pull off almost any fashion risk, she chose a piece from the Fall 2016 collection that brought attention to the intricacies and art of haute couture.

Going in a different direction, Ralph Lauren's simple but chic low-cut red gown looked fabulous on Rose Byrne, whose red curly hair gave it a retro vibe.

Speaking of hair, Zendaya's teased-out, long afro gave her look a gorgeous ethereal feel. The voluminous and printed Dolce & Gabbana dress didn't overpower her. When a celebrity can wear this look and not let the look wear her, you know she is one to watch on the red carpet.

Wearability aside, it's always inspiring to look to the Met's red carpet for over the top looks and aesthetics that push the boundaries of fashion. As Rei Kawakubo said, "for something to be beautiful, it does not have to be pretty". Who were your favorites from this year's Gala?