There are perfectly great celebrity design moments, and after that there are the looks that actually stick with you, the ones you try frantically to recreate at home. In ‘ Fantastic Attires in Fashion History,’ Fashionista editors are reviewing their all-time preferred lewks.
Prior To Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen introduced their (post-Walmart) style empire, they were already design icons in their own right, with huge brand names welcoming them to being in their front rows and shouting to dress them. Because then, they’ve tended to wear either their own styles or vintage pieces to occasions– with a couple of exceptions.
At the 2008 CFDA Awards, Ashley Olsen attended along with then- Calvin Klein imaginative director Francisco Costa, wearing a stylish tuxedo by the Brazilian designer. That night, Costa took house the award for Womenswear Designer of the Year, one that the Olsens would go on to win themselves, twice. (They’re nominated once again this year)
Visually, the suit was a perfect fit for Olsen, who’s style tends to be a bit more classic and pared back than her twin’s. The cropped, open shape of the coat added a feminine touch, while the high-waisted trousers were an unique precursor to the high-waist trend. The open tuxedo shirt relaxed the entire appearance.
It was also a rare moment for Costa, who was more understood for his streamlined-yet-sensual, red carpet-ready dress, used by almost every A-lister throughout his time at the fashion house’s helm But with Olsen’s match, Costa proved he had variety– and Olsen showed that women need not ditch the shirt to make a fit appearance cool and stylish.
Channel the look with some black suiting in the gallery listed below.
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