In contrast to last week’s celebrities tying up their appearances in Paris, this week’s premieres and parties take us further afield to Australia and LA, where there’s been somewhat of a red-carpet rebellion. Gone are the sequins and tulle skirts; in their place are sharp suits and smart shirts. Alexa Chung took the tomboy trend to new heights with a polka-dot tie to finish her look, while Elizabeth Olsen opted for a twist on Saint Laurent’s classic ‘Le Smoking’ tuxedo. Browse their borrowed-from-the-boys looks and vote for your favorite in the poll, below.
Look by Ralph Lauren
There’s nothing half-hearted about Alexa Chung’s Ralph Lauren look at Wimbledon this week. Taking androgynous dressing to new heights, she opts for a classic white shirt buttoned to the top and finished with a men’s polka-dot tie. Her effortlessly tousled hair and basket bag are nice touches to the polished outfit.
Look by La Ligne
Karolina Kurkova celebrated her latest magazine cover at a party in the Hamptons this week. Her navy-pinstripe look by NYC brand La Ligne strikes the perfect balance between masculine and feminine, with the model opting for a bare chest beneath her blazer. Church’s brogues and a wide-brimmed fedora complete the uber-stylish outfit.
Dress by Alessandra Rich
In contrast to her celebrity peers, Lily James’ nod to menswear didn’t come in the form of a suit at the Australian premiere of her new movie Baby Driver. Instead, her Fall 2017 Alessandra Rich dress and belt felt feminine in shape and neckline, but the lapels and large buttons were more typical to men’s fashion. The result was 2017 power dressing at its finest.
Look by Chanel
American actress and model Yara Shahidi is not only making her mark on the acting world but also the fashion industry. In attendance at the Chanel dinner held in celebration of Lucia Pica and the ‘Travel Diary’ makeup collection, she wears a look by none other than the host itself. But rather than opting for an elaborate gown, she sports a smart-casual look in the form of interesting, loose-fit denim and a Victoriana blouse.
Look by Saint Laurent
Usually known for her choice of princess-like gowns, Elizabeth Olsen opts for a total turnaround at the 2017 ESPY Awards. A modern take on the renowned Saint Laurent ‘Le Smoking’ tuxedo, the Spring/Summer 2017 playsuit is simple yet effective – the tailoring does all the talking here.