Kendall Jenner Walks the Runway in White Cloud-like Minidress at Jacquemus Spring 2024 Show at the Palace of Versailles
Kendall Jenner made an ethereal appearance at “Le Chouchou,” Jacquemus’ spring 2024 show in Versailles,
Zendaya. Photo: Getty
What’s old is new again—just look at the red carpets this awards season. Hunter Schafer, Zendaya, Cate Blanchett, and more used the red carpet as an opportunity to showcase vintage fashion at the BAFTAs, NAACP Image Awards, Oscars, and more. Many of the gowns and ensembles were from the recent past by designers like Versace, Jean Paul Gaultier, Dior, and more. One particularly popular era: 1995-2005 (which, coincidentally, encompasses some of the years Gen-Zers were born.)
And the looks feel remarkably of the moment. Take, for example, Olivia Rodrigo. The pop star, with the help of stylist Danielle Goldberg, wore horse-printed Chloé pants from Stella McCartney’s tenure at the brand on the red carpet. With a flared leg and low-slung waist, the pants, incredibly, hit multiple quadrants on the trendiness chart. While vintage Versace—namely the 90s— has been worn to events by Zendaya, Dua Lipa, and Bella Hadid. It’s fashion so good, it demands to be worn twice.
Vintage taps into the ever-growing desire for sustainability within fashion. Why make an entirely new dress when there are plenty of great ones waiting to be reworn? And the looks do not have to feel overly rooted in the past either. Popular archival shops such as Tab Vintage, Pechuga Vintage, and Shrimpton Couture have emerged as reliable go-to’s for remarkably curated and of-the-moment vintage fashion for celebrities and fashion enthusiasts.
And then there is Cate Blanchett, who has not only reworn looks from previous red carpets but also reworked garments into entirely new creations. An Alexander McQueen gown becomes a fitted top; repurposed lace from the Armani workshops is used for a new gown. Blanchett showcases that vintage fashion can be utilized in multiple and myriad ways.
Below, check out some of the best vintage fashion moments from this past awards season.
Cate Blanchett rewears her 2015 Oscars Margiela dress to the 2023 BAFTAs. Photo: Getty
Olivia Rodrigo in Chloé Spring 2001 at Billboard Women in Music 2023. Photo: Getty
Winnie Harlow in Armani Haute Couture Spring 2005 at the Academy Awards. Photo: Getty
Kendall Jenner in Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2008 Couture at the Vanity Fair Oscars Party. Photo: Getty
Bella Hadid in 1987 Versace at Cannes Film Festival. Photo: Getty
Jurnee Smollett in 1996 Nina Ricci Haute Couture at the Vanity Fair Oscars Party. Photo: Getty
Gabrielle Union in 1989 Versace at the 54th NAACP Image Awards. Photo: Getty
Vanessa Hudgens in vintage Chanel at the Academy Awards. Photo: Getty
Laura Dern in Armani Privé Spring 2006 at the Vanity Fair Oscars Party. Photo: Getty
Laverne Cox in vintage John Galliano at the Golden Globes Awards. Photo: Getty
Rooney Mara in vintage Alexander McQueen at the Academy Awards. Photo: Getty
Jenna Ortega in Versace Fall 1994 at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. Photo: Getty
Zendaya in Versace Spring 2002 at the 54th NAACP Image Awards. Photo: Getty
Megan Stalter in Vivienne Westwood Spring 2004 at the Scren Actors Guild Awards. Photo: Getty
Rooney Mara in Givenchy Spring 1997 at the Film Independent Spirit Awards. Photo: Getty
Originally published in Vogue.com
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For Donatella Versace, her latest winter 2023 collection is all about creating clothes that protect women’s bodies, like armours do. And on this note, Versace’s spectacular show in LA’s Pacific Design Center kicked off with an array of all-black looks, where hips and shoulders were enanced, with cinched waists.
However, more than just an armour, the sobriety of the looks (and also austerity, if you want to add), symbolize a new chapter for the House, and a new search for a more sleek identity that is also transforming other verticals of the Versace business, specially the home division. On the runway, you saw no gold hardware, almost no Medusa heads, no screaming logos, and no over-the-top baroque prints, which have been part of the DNA of the brand since it’s creation in 1978. It seems very unfitting to call Versace a minimalist brand, but as any label, the house seems to be in a moment of evolution – and maybe even revolution – still being sexy without being shouty.
This doesn’t mean the show was boring, or shy. Smartly organized just a few days before the Oscars, the event amassed an exciting crowd of supermodels and A-list stars, inside and outside the runway. Cher, Elton John, Dua Lipa, the Hilton sisters, Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, Naomi Campbell, and Anne Hathaway were some of the many celebrity sightings that made the show trend on social media, proving once again that Versace equals star power and hype. Fashion wise, as the show progressed, black gave way to denim, and denim gave way to an array of party looks in a rainbow of colors. Cocktail dresss were shown as mini as they get, sometimes full of movement and beautifully draped, or more structured, with pointy busts.
Draped silhouette dress
The palette was brushed with striking greens, pink, orange, and a polk dot motif (with irregular dots that seemed hand painted on the dresses). For the romantics, fabrics also featured black roses, maybe hinting that Donatella Versace is fine to buy herself flowers, which seemed perfectly suitable as Miley Cyrus was also sitting in the front row.
Pop pink florals
Among the many standouts of the show was the statement eye makeup created by beauty queen Pat McGrath. XL black eyeliner, pointy and feline, was generously applied to the eyes of models, making sure the Versace woman is ready to seduce from head to toe. And that will always remain, even if for Versace less is finally more.
Below, take a closer look at some of the key looks from the show.
Hints of denim
Not-so-basic polka dots
Bella Hadid. Photo: Instagram.com/bellahadid
Usually it’s the latest It bag or a buzz-worthy shoe causing a frenzy on the fashion scene. This season, the Bottega Veneta drop earrings are the must-have item on everybody’s shopping list.
“We have received well over 100 requests for these earrings,” Gabriel Waller, global personal shopper for celebrities like Hailey Bieber and Khloé Kardashian (aka: the queen of finding in-demand, hard-to-source fashions), tells Vogue. “Although that is not unusual for one particular piece (for example: the Hermès Chypre or the Chanel quilted loafers reach far beyond that), it is the timeframe in which we received those requests.” Turns out the eager demands for the newly dropped jewels poured in quickly within an impressive 48-hour window.
What sparked the sudden interest? Well, Dua Lipa got a head start on the trend wearing the earrings early August. Then, Kendall Jenner made heads turn in a supersize gold pair at the U.S. Open on September 11. On the very same day, her little sister Kylie posed for a selfie on Instagram in the silver version.
Dua Lipa. Photo: Instagram.com/dualipa
Since then, the Jenners have been seen wearing Bottega Veneta’s drop earrings over and over again. After all, the bulbous silhouette feels a bit more timeless than any actual trend. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Bella Hadid are also trendsetters who might have influenced a few eager shoppers to immediately hit add to cart.
But those stars aren’t the only reason why these teardrop gems are so special. “They are a runway piece,” Waller goes on to explain. “So I believe they would have caught the attention of quite a lot of people when they were first spotted there.” Back in February, the beloved earrings made their debut appearance on the runway in Matthieu Blazy’s very first collection for the fashion house.
Below, take a closer look at how some of your favorite stars have been sporting the on-trend jewelry piece.
Rosie Huntington Whiteley. Photo: Instagram.com/rosiehw
Kylie Jenner. Photo: Instagram.com/kyliejenner
Kendall Jenner. Photo: Instagram.com/kendalljenner
Originally published in Vogue.com
Kendall Jenner Gets Sartorially Spotted in Colorful Maxi Dress for Jean Paul Gaultier’s Launch on Fwrd
Kendall Jenner hosted a party to celebrate the launch of Jean Paul Gaultier on Fwrd on Thursday in Los Angeles. In late 2021, Fwrd named Kendall Jenner its new creative director. In her role, she curates her own edit of designers for customers to shop, in addition to working on brand activations and marketing.
To champion Jean Paul Gaultier, Jenner was joined by many celebrities and fashion industry friends and colleagues for a party at a private residence. There were many standout looks for the evening among the A-list crowd, many of whom notably wore Jean Paul Gaultier.
Kendall Jenner on Nov. 17 in Los Angeles, California.
Jenner herself wore a custom Jean Paul Gaultier dress with a multicolored pattern featuring a palette of green, red, yellow and orange. The strapless off-the-shoulder gown had a formfitting silhouette. She kept her makeup to a minimum.
Doja Cat on Nov. 17 in Los Angeles, California.
The pattern on Jenner’s dress was also featured on music star Doja Cat’s crop top and matching pants. The singer accessorized her look with a pair of statement earrings and a stack of bangles. She added some height with platform shoes.
Phoebe Gates also joined Jenner for the event, wearing a purple long-sleeve turtleneck dress with cutout detailing on the bodice and at the waist. She coordinated the look with a purple shoulder bag and topped it off with strappy open-toe platform shoes.
Megan Fox attended the event in an ethereal vintage white Jean Paul Gaultier dress. The dress had a unique pleating detailing throughout the skirt and center of the bodice and flared out at the hips. Fox coordinated her dress with a pair of silver platform sandals.
MODELING AVATARS: Elite World Group has partnered with Igoodi to create 3D avatars of models, adding all the measurements of their bodies to their books.
This kind of agreement is a first in the fashion model management sector globally, according to Elite, although avatars are all the rage in fashion at the moment, as reported. “Changes are already taking place. There is no need to wait for them; if anything, they need to be ridden,” said Paolo Barbieri, chief executive officer of Elite World Group. “There are risks, but it is better to take them than to stand still, to attack newness first in order to take advantage of these opportunities. We need to take the customer by the hand, to be able to apply our skill set to novelty.”
Igoodi’s technology is based on scans performed with a process that creates an avatar that is as much a copy of the real person as possible in terms of figure, hair color and complexion. Igoodi also provides a unique set of data called Smart Body, including the model’s anthropometric measurements, taken during the scanning process, which are precise down to the millimeter.
The Igoodi scanner.
The technology will allow the creation of new operating models that are completely virtual and more versatile while reducing the carbon footprint of modeling, as castings could be carried out online.
“We are thinking of a near future in which it will be possible to make catalogues with avatars of real models,” Barbieri observed. “This will allow people to do two jobs at once, one in the real world and another in the metaverse, or to move virtually, reducing the cost and environmental impact of travel.”
“We are happy and proud of this important partnership which, thanks to EWG’s innovative spirit, allows us to introduce evolution to such an important sector,” said Billy Berlusconi, CEO of Igoodi. “We also like that it is a Made in Italy company like us that is doing this. For Igoodi, technology is a formidable tool that can improve people’s real lives. Our vision is based on the ‘good’ utility of innovation, which supports human innovation in all our activities and according to principles of digital humanism.”
The entrepreneur is the nephew of former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and has been garnering attention with Igoodi, first launched in 2015 and which tackles fashion industry issues, such as the virtual collections designed and engineered on the virtual body.
Vittoria Ceretti, Mariacarla Boscono, Kendall Jenner, Majesty Amare, Adut Akech, Isabeli Fontana, Pleun Keijers and Loli Bahia are only some of the models represented by the agencies of the Elite World Group.
From retro-themed disco parties to effortless punk rock aesthetics, the ’70s and ’60s remain the most eclectic, ground-breaking, and sought-after fashion decades of all time.
It’s no surprise then that fashion trends from these decades keep resurfacing back into our era. Sky-high platform heels, vintage mini skirts, ruffled georgette crop tops, and, most notably, flared jeans are top favorites. In fact, the voluminous denim trend seems to be everywhere this summer, from couture runway shows to the streets of New York, and even online platforms like TikTok and Pinterest.
For close to three decades now, skinny jeans have reigned supreme, with plenty of drain-pipe inspiration coming in via It-Girls including Kendall Jenner and Rihanna. But with our A-listers moving their interests away from the skinny category to wide-legged numbers, boot cuts and flares, skinnies have officially made it to the back burner—at least for now.
With support from Balenciaga, Gucci, Michael Kors, and Dolce & Gabbana, to name a few, labels have welcomed the return of flared denims at their showcases, indicating that this time, the trend is here to stay. What makes them a favorite with the likes of Gigi and Bella Hadid, Jennifer Lopez, and Hailey Bieber? These denims are roomier than skinnies, but more feminine than boyfriend cuts. Another star who seems to be a fan of this staple is fashion’s favorite boy, Harry Styles. And if you’re a TV junkie, there’s no way you missed seeing these denims in shows like The Serpent.
While Hadid wore her super subtle flared denims with a matching jacket, Kendall Jenner has been known to make a case for matte black bootcuts. Typically lengthier than regular straight-cut denims, flares are best styled with heels, giving any casual look a more dressed-up vibe.
As celebrities have been showing us with their ensembles, flared denims are the perfect definition of ‘comfort meets style’. Dressed up or pared down, read on the find the different ways stars are styling the ’70s silhouette.
For anyone feeling bold, low-rise jeans are making a comeback, thanks to recent runway appearances at Versace. Bella Hadid was spotted at Raymond Hall embracing this modern, polarizing jeans trend. Styled it with a button-up classic white crop top, the model completed the look with gold hoops and chunky trainers. The faded blue shade is an excellent option if you find black too harsh or lighter shades of blue too soft.
Instead of pants that button at her rib cage, Hailey Bieber has been seen wearing low-rise cargos and jeans to just about every casual outing, and given her fashion influence, it has many questioning whether skinnies are “in” at all. Styled with chunky sneakers and a simple white tee over a plaid yellow cardigan , Bieber gave fans major Princess Diana feels.High-waist
High-waist flares have become a wardrobe staple among celebrities. Selena Gomez wore flattering dark-washed high-waisted jeans with a black cardigan, accessorizing with minimalistic jewelry and a bright red bag for that color pop.
This not-quite-flared, but not-quite-skinny silhouette soared for a moment back in the 2000s before the era of skinny jeans took over. Along with other loose styles, the boot-cut is making a resurgence, as emphasized quite clearly by Jenner in her recent outfits. Jenner was recently snapped out and about in Los Angeles in bootcut jeans and an oversized blazer – a current obsession trending across all platforms. With a plain white tee tucked inside her blue bootcut, she accessorized this basic outfit to a tee with chunky sunglasses.
Valeria Lipovetsky, Dior’s brand ambassador, thinks that there’s really no reason to be scaling a forty-foot utility pole to pull off a jumpsuit. While a non-traditional choice, jumpsuits are steadily coming back into the fashion scene. Lipovetsky was spotted in Miami wearing a distinctive baby pink button-up jumpsuit that featured flared pants.
The casual collar and double breast pockets with large buttons draw inspiration from the western Nevada theme. From pearls for a dressy occasion or satin slips on summer nights, these flared jumpsuits can be paired with just about anything.
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Trust Karen Wazen to step out in one of the season’s buzziest dresses while serving up vacation OOTD inspiration at the same time. The style-savvy Lebanese entrepreneur is currently on a work trip to Capri, Italy, making it the perfect opportunity to take trendy numbers out for a spin. The latest piece in question is Loewe’s tank dress, which comes in a blurry print of the colors red, beige, and blue, all blending together. Its body-hugging silhouette with a slit make for great Instagram fodder, and the multicolored pattern offers a range of styling options.
Unconvinced? Look to Kendall Jenner, who was spotted in the dress earlier this month, and wore it with a brown St. Agni bag and black platform thong sandals by Dries Van Noten. It may come as no surprise that the piece has been sold out since, but when one does manage to get their hands on it and wants to make their outfit dressier, take cues from Wazen. To add more color to her ensemble, the mother-of-three styled the dress with complementing royal blue accessories that came in the form of a chain-link handbag, and strappy stilettos from her sister Andrea Wazen’s namesake brand.
Wazen was also seen with a dainty chain necklace and bracelets for a bit of bling, while her beachy, wavy hair and a fresh pastel blue manicure added the finishing touches to her summer-ready outfit.
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Kim Kardashian, Kendall Jenner and Timothée Chalamet Among the VIPs at Revolve Festival During Coachella’s First Weekend
Marketing dollars at Revolve go into harnessing the power of social media, hosting dazzling productions, tapping influencers to drive sales, and mounting the Revolve Festival, which has become a key event for the retailer in recent years.That is, until the pandemic hit. But with Coachella’s return after a two-year break, Revolve Festival was also back this past weekend.
“We had to come back bigger and better than ever,” said Michael Mente, co-chief executive of Revolve, on Saturday afternoon. “A few hours in, I’m super, super confident that we did.”
While most brands throw lowkey daytime events during Coachella, usually poolside with a few up-and-coming performers, Revolve Festival is a full-blown music festival with big-name performers, who in the past have included Cardi B, SZA and A$AP Rocky.
Now in its fifth year — a partnership with hospitality company The H.wood Group (owners of celeb-filled L.A. hot spots The Nice Guy and Delilah) — Post Malone, Ty Dolla $ign, Bia, Latto and Jack Harlow were among those who took the stage this year at the seven-hour-a-day party, held at the Merv Griffin Estate in La Quinta, Calif.
But leave it to Revolve to bring out one of the most talked about people on the planet — Kim Kardashian, who showed up with Kendall Jenner (her tequila brand 818 was a sponsor, the numbers splashed throughout).
There was also “It” boy actor Timothée Chalamet, “Euphoria” star Sydney Sweeney and many more familiar faces — music artists Migos, Tyga, YG, Diddy, Halsey, Diplo, Chloe Bailey; actors Keke Palmer, Peyton List, Storm Reid; models Elsa Hosk, Romee Strijd, Shanina Shaik, and Jasmine Tookes, and social media stars Charli and Dixie D’Amelio.
It was a bigger production than in years past — with more activations on hand — but the guest list was kept at about the same number, said Mente: “For us, it was more about quality over quantity. We didn’t want to lose the intimacy of the event. The team worked incredibly hard to put it together.” (Even so, there was quite a backlog of frustrated guests waiting to be shuttled in and out, with some reportedly in lines for hours unable to even make it inside.)
Revolve is now about 1,100 employees total, he revealed. After launching the company with just two, with Mike Karanikolas in 2003, the business grew to be valued at $1.5 billion when it went public in 2019.
Then came COVID-19. But born digital-first, Revolve was ready.
“The biggest thing that we really accelerated was expansion of categories,” Mente said of pivoting to meet the times. “We were always so known for Revolve Festival, Revolve All Around the World travel, but, of course, we’re not all dressing like that all the time. Throughout the pandemic, our customer started to come to us for a broader range of needs. We had that deep trust with her, that it really gave us permission to sell her more, offer more and more to her.”
It’s been working; in 2021, the company had profits of $99.8 million, up 76 percent from $56.8 million in 2020 and ahead of the $35.7 million seen in 2019. Sales of $891.4 million rose 54 percent from $580.6 million in 2020 and exceeded the $601 million total in 2019, as reported by WWD.
“I am such a fan of the two-day shipping, and that’s what gets me all the time,” said 22-year-old Kit Keenan, “The Bachelor” star, influencer and daughter of designer Cynthia Rowley.
“Like, if I’m going on a trip and I forget to order something, it’s there in two days,” she said of shopping on the site.
That’s part of the e-commerce business’ success — it’s reliable, said Mente, working to provide trendy, last-minute shopping in a variety of styles and prices.
It’s about giving Gen Zers options, and moving forward. That also means being more inclusive at Revolve, which has faced backlash for lacking diversity. In September the company will unveil a fall collection sized XXS to 3X made in collaboration with TikToker Remi Bader, whose fashion content centers on body positivity.
The influencer posted a video about a year ago that grabbed Revolve’s attention, she explained.
“I was just like, ‘I love Revolve, but I can’t necessarily wear everything that they have,’ and right away, like that day or the next day, they reached out,” said Bader. “I had maybe 200,000 followers. I wasn’t at where I’m at now.”
Today she has over 2 million followers on the platform.
“I love that they reached out to me and were like, ‘We want you to help make us inclusive. We want to do a line with you,’” she said. “I’m having a lot of input in the design process. I’m trying on things. They’re letting me be super involved…When you find something that you love and fits you, it’s the best feeling. You don’t want to have to fit into the clothes.”
She had on a sheer, cutout, halterneck maxi dress from Revolve’s line with fellow influencer Camila Coelho. It was her first time at Coachella, courtesy of Revolve.
“This sounds bias, but Revolve puts on the best parties,” she said.
Keenan, too, was invited to Coachella (and dressed) by Revolve. She had on a floral top by LPA and tiered ruffle skirt by Lovers And Friends, paired with a Fendi bag and cowboy boots by Ranch Road.
“I’ve been having so much fun putting my outfits together and also seeing what my friends are wearing,” she said. “I feel like we all have a different vibe. I posted a TikTok about how I feel like there’s four types of girls at Coachella. You’re either the boho girl, the trendy girl, the goth girl or the rave girl. I feel like I’ve seen that all around.”
Whatever the looks, Revolve is taking notes, using the data to project forward.
“The rest of the year will be pretty packed with a lot of different things in terms of activations, partnerships, old things, new things, category expansion,” said Mente. “We’ve been on defense for a few years, and now, this is return to full offense, and we’re ready.”