Tilda Swinton at the Chanel Fashion Show

Posted on January 22, 2014

Even the mighty Tilda has to succumb to Uncle Karl if she wants to sit front row at Chanel. This outfit is kind of hilariously off-model for her. There is literally not one item that looks like something she’d choose to wear herself. That doesn’t particularly bother us because it’s so transparent that it becomes a kind of show. What costumes will the stars be wearing for the Paris shows? If there’s anything that bothers us about the look, it’s that it casts Tilda in the role of fashion amateur and supplicant. Someone who just puts on what she’s told to. Sacrilege, we say. Sacrilege of the highest order.

But because she is The Mighty Tilda, she can take this look that doesn’t suit her and was clearly thrust upon her; this look that could not possibly work on anyone not walking a runway …

Tilda Swinton attends the Chanel show as part of Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2014 in Paris, France.

Chanel Pre-Fall 2014 Collection

… and actually make the damn thing work.

It’s possible Uncle Karl knew what he was doing here. We understand he has some talent in this arena. If you held that sweater up and asked us “Who is the celebrity that’ll be wearing this for the front row?” It never would occur to us to think of her. Ever. In a million years. That thing’s got Anne Hathaway or Chloe Moretz written all over it. It’s a pleasant -and oddly amusing – sort of surprise.





[Photo Credit: INFphoto.com, style.com]

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