Old School Glamour
At this year’s Met Gala, many celebrities took cues from the golden-age of cinema for their interpretation of the theme ‘In America: A Lexicon of Fashion’. Between the tufts of tulle and taffeta styled into mid-century gowns, Billie Eilish’s custom Oscar de la Renta number was a highlight for us, and countless corsets and A-line skirts, we have a feeling that this nostalgic style will be back in a big way.
Considering we spent the last year in sweats, the celebrity style set has returned with a vengeance to the red carpet, showcasing their enviable bodies and greatest assets via figure-hugging dresses. In case you missed the memo, long gone are the days of oversized tailoring and relaxed suiting being red carpet appropriate.
Go big or go home. Well at least that’s what Bella Hadid did when she stepped out the Cannes Film Festival wearing an anatomical Schiaparelli Haute Couture accessory on the red carpet, and boy did we eat it up. But it wasn’t just avant-garde accessories that were covered by the A-list crowds. Mighty millinery was spotted on our favourite up and comers Anya Taylor-Joy and Emma Corrin at red carpets around the world.
While in past years, we’ve gravitated towards neutrals and earth tones—you can read about why Ecru will be big for summer here—but since the rise of dopamine dressing (the one where you wear certain colours and clothes that make you feel good), the celebrity style set have taken the trend in stride, donning neon hues and vibrant shades for their publicity appearances.
While trains arguably make a statement on the red carpet, they’re also a great way to ensure you’re staying socially distanced, because there's nothing like a 1.5 meter train to remind us all to keep just that little bit further apart. It's easy to see why the celebrities adore this trend, not only is it show stopping look (à la Kim Kardashian's Met Gala outfit), it's extravagant, dramatic and oh-so over the top.