Respect for Issa Rae, For Making Dries Van Noten Work at the ESPY Awards

Posted on July 13, 2017

A salute, darlings! A salute to Miss Issa. Huzzah, we say!

And why?

Because girlfriend can make a gray sack with some very silly sleeves look both chic and adorable. Chicorable. Adora-chic. It’s a thing. Because we said so, that’s why.

For real, this just seems to work for us. We don’t know what it is. Maybe she can work a gray. Maybe the hair and the simple shoes are helping to balance out the slightly goofy silhouette. Maybe the jewelry is impressively well-chosen or maybe her smile does a lot to sell the look. Whatever the case, she’s making something that should be kind of unworkable … work.

The longer we look, the more we like the pleating/tucking up near the neckline. We even think the huge sleeves work. It’s the straps that stand out badly to us.

Style Credits:
Dries Van Noten Black Ensemble Featuring Cold-Shoulder Top with Embellished Straps from the Spring 2017 Collection
Edie Parker ‘Wolf’ Clutch in Black Rubberized Metal

[Photo Credit: ABC, Sara De Boer/, Getty Images, IMAXTRee]

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