During Paris fashion week not all of the drama is on the runway. The world’s most stylish make the most of their front row appearances, wearing full designer looks while still looking wholly themselves. At Y/Project Halsey adopted Renaissance-worthy romanticism in one of Glenn Martens’s floral gowns. With a refined choice focused on botanical prints and delicate beading it was worlds’ away from the edgier fare the singer typically favors and far more exciting.
Accessories were key to keeping things personal In a sea of head to toe designer fare. At Christian Dior, Jorja Smith made Maria Grazia Chiuri’s chic camouflage dress street-wise with layers of gold jewelry. DJ Sita Abellan continued the shiny theme at Paco Rabanne where she amped up a metallic gown by sporting tiny sunglasses and a crown of hairpins. Even those who kept things simple—Iris Law, stunning in black and navy at Loewe, and the eternally chic Caroline de Maigret in at Haider Ackermann—let their style reign.
Far from Paris, the looks were shrewd and regal. At the Metropolitan Opera’s gala opener, Maggie Gyllenhaal’s shimmery Dries van Noten represented the designer at his subtle best. Likewise, when Helen Mirren arrived at the premiere of HBO’s Catherine the Great in corseted Chalayan worn with diamonds and wide-leg pants it was the kind of queenly fashion moment only she could pull off.