As much as we love seeing celebrities work the fabulous ensembles provided along with their Paris couture row invites, most of the time, what they wear is a matter of doing as the host asks, instead of a true expression of the wearer’s preferences. Which means much of the time, we’re looking at people awkwardly modeling clothes that don’t suit them or worse, that they clearly don’t like.
Then there’s the other kind of celebrity in this situation. The kind whose personal style is all over the map and who winds up looking pretty damn fab when someone forces her into couture of someone else’s choosing.
We realize that sort of coat isn’t for everyone. And don’t think we’re ignoring those bow closures, which are kind of ridiculous. But this is sharp and chic and bold in a way her style choices rarely are. We don’t think there are many scenarios where she could make this whole look work, but it looks pretty great on her as she sashays into a couture show. Fun and chic in a ’60s mod way; the kind of look she tends to avoid because of comparisons to her mother. But this has a modern, almost minimalist take on mod, with a melange of other influences, from the ’70s (shoes) to the ’80s (patterned tights). We kind of wish she’d ditched the clutch, though. All it does is distract.
Valentino Black and White Coat from the Pre-Fall 2018 Collection [Not exact match in the gallery]
Valentino Rockstud Spike Quilted-suede Clutch
[Photo Credit: INSTARImages, Courtesy of Valentino, matchesfashion.com]
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