Miss Steffi, letting the days go by, letting the water hold her down.
Yes, it’s the kind of look that inspires immediate joking and reference-making, but it’s also one of the most chic looks she’s ever sported. Gaga long ago established her high-fashion bona fides and has spent a significant portion of the last decade wearing highly editorial and theatrical looks from a range of designers that spans up-and-comers as well as nearly century-old couture houses. But to be perfectly blunt, the number of times she attained true chicness probably doesn’t comprise more than ten percent of her total. Wearing couture doesn’t automatically make a look chic. It’s about how well the outfit integrates with the wearer; how the look promotes a certain image of the wearer, and, if we’re going by Coco Chanel (who knew a few things about the matter), it’s about exhibiting a certain level of restraint while also providing a little bit of the unexpected. Gaga’s one of the honorees on this night and she’s riding the highest wave of her career. While the suit is exuberantly sized and tailored, it makes a statement by being neutral in color and extremely simple in its execution. Love the restrained hair and makeup as well as the lack of jewelry. The effect isn’t remotely androgynous (picture Swinton in this), but still very striking and serious.
– Marc Jacobs Oversized Suit from the Spring 2019 Collection
Styled by Sandra Amador + Tom Eerebout | Hair by Frederic Aspiras | Makeup by Sarah Nicole Tanno
[Photo Credit: INSTARImages, vogue.com]