Every so often, fashion divides itself into factions, and last week you were either a rebel or a romantic. Sure, it was possible to embrace both looks—the pastel fur and estate jewelry Rihanna wore to take in Gucci’s fall 2022 collection certainly straddles the line—but most stars had fun going all-in on a single aesthetic. As celebrities jetted across the globe for fashion shows and awards ceremonies, they packed trunks filled with frilly tiered dresses or thigh-high leather boots, creating street-style moments as they indulged in the extremes.
In London, the glam set indulged in the dainty finery of British designers like Simone Rocha and Erdem Moralıoğlu. At Rocha’s show, FKA Twigs emerged looking like she’d stepped out of an anime adaptation of Jane Austen or the best episode of Bridgerton. Either way, it was glorious. Dressed in layers of white tulle with ribbons trailing behind her and a pearl-encrusted crown, Twigs was the ultimate mashup of eras, references, and styles, a true original whose presence enlivened the seasons’ front rows. One can only hope that she’ll grace Paris with her presence.
At Bottega Veneta, Tracee Ellis Ross was equally impactful, but the Black-ish star was all about cyberpunk glamour. Offering the last glimpse of former creative director Daniel Lee’s work for the house, Ross was at her theatrical best in turquoise mini-dress and leather trench. Given her ability to pull off even the most editorial Bottega looks, Ross will no doubt have fun when she gets to wear one of those fringed skirts from Matthieu Blazy’s spirited debut.