No one dresses for date night quite like Beyoncé, and for a night out at West Hollywood foodie destination Sushi Park with husband Jay-Z, the new mother of twins brought a bit of runway chic to a strip-mall setting. Beyoncé arrived dressed in a striped wrap dress by contemporary label Alexis with a plunging neckline, puffed sleeves, and seersucker print―and made it her own thanks to the use of several statement accessories. Layering on gold necklaces, a pair of white cat-eye sunglasses, and a logo-covered Louis Vuitton x Supreme clutch, Beyoncé added swagger to a summer style that could have seemed standard.
Knowing how to spice up a look is a skill, but sharing an ensemble creatively on social media takes talent. And in addition to posting a pair of sultry snaps taken from across the table that night, Beyoncé gave fans an all-angles video of her outfit set to Yo Gotti’s “Rake It Up,” taking her selfie game to the next level. Her biggest accomplishment with the look, though, might have been wearing the Louis Vuitton x Supreme collaboration in a way that feels fresh. By avoiding the monogram jackets and hoodies that have been embraced by seemingly every influencer the last few weeks in favor of the stark, graphic bag, she proved that the most important accessory isn’t a must-have designer piece―it’s a fresh point of view.
Kaia Gerber is designing her own line of clothing with the help of Karl Lagerfeld
At just 16-years-old, Kaia Gerber has certainly lived a life. From walking her first show for Calvin Klein in last year’s September New York Fashion Week to opening Chanel in Paris, Gerber has gained herself 2.7 million followers in the meantime.
Now, Chanel designer and overall fashion icon, Karl Lagerfeld, has tapped the daughter of Cindy Crawford for a capsule collection for his own, eponymous line.
Named Karl Lagerfeld x Kaia, the collection will comprise ready-to-wear and accessories, no doubt melding Gerber’s laid-back, cool girl style with Lagerfeld’s expert eye.
“When Karl first told us his idea to collaborate with Kaia, we were all excited by the incredible potential and power of bringing their two worlds together,” Pier Paolo Righi, chief executive officer of Karl Lagerfeld told WWD.
“We have been working intensely over the last months with Kaia in LA and at our studio in Paris. It was exciting to see her clear vision, passion and engagement, and the collection will definitely inspire many young women.”
The collection is set to be launched via a series of events, held in Los Angeles, New York and Paris over the month of September.
Fashion designer, model… it’s only a matter of time before we’re living in a Kaia Gerber world.
Violet Chachki on Walking Moschino and the Importance of Queer Visibility
To call Violet Chachki a superstar is an understatement. The easiest way to describe her performance persona would be “drag queen,” but anyone who’s watched RuPaul’s Drag Race—a competition she won in the show’s seventh season—or seen her in real life, knows that Chachki is part-model, part-performer, part-aerialist, part-artist, part-style muse . . . the list goes on. So let’s put it simply: Violet Chachki is the kind of person that can suck the air out of a room when she enters it.
Fashion is taking note of her charisma (and uniqueness, and nerve, and talent) too. Last week she attended the Prada Fall 2018 men’s show in Milan, and later closed Moschino’s Fall 2018 menswear and women’s Pre-Fall show in Jeremy Scott’s “tandem tux.” Here, Chachki tells Vogue about her first fashion week runway appearance.
How did Moschino reach out about the show? Why did you say yes?
Jeremy has been a friend for a few years now. I attended the Moschino dinner at Art Basel and that’s when he asked me! I, of course, said yes immediately. I’ve been a fan of his work for a long time and I’ve always found Jeremy’s personal story refreshing and inspiring.
Obviously, you’re used to killing it on the runway—did walking at fashion week feel any different?
I think the process and the experience is slightly different, but the feeling is very similar. You have that surreal crazy excitement. It’s adrenaline and glamour all mixed into one. That’s what performing is for me, and modeling should always be performance. The biggest difference is I typically create my own fantasy; in fashion, you work to help realize someone else’s vision.