What do Celine Dion, Kylie Jenner, and Dua Lipa have in common? Aside from ‘more money than me’, these three disparate icons of style are linked by one thing: a love for Richard Quinn’s culty quilted jackets. Dion—ever the trendsetter—first wore pieces from Quinn’s collaboration with the Italian skiwear giant Moncler’s back in March. Last month, Jenner followed suit in an undeniably extra leopard print catsuit ensemble. And today, in New York City, Lipa rounded off the trio in Quinn’s leggings, shoes, and oversized hooded puffer.
Quinn’s designs—unapologetically avant-garde and eyewateringly expensive—seem an unlikely candidate A-list obsession. But perhaps it’s no surprise that, during a cultural moment where celebrities can’t express their sartorial nous on the red carpet, stars are investing in statement-making daywear. Couture prices, but make it wearable.
Quinn shot into the fashion industry’s consciousness back in 2018 when, during his London Fashion Week debut, the actual Queen of England suddenly appeared to sit front row. Elizabeth II had long supported emerging British fashion talent with her eponymous annual design award, but never before had she made a surprise appearance at the recipient’s showcase. The ripple effect was massive, turning the entire world’s attention onto the young designer and his remarkable use of florals, prints, and voluminous silhouettes.
It wasn’t long before Moncler—who had been collaborating with the fashion industry’s most exciting designers as part of their recently-launched ‘Genius’ program—reached out. Quinn accepted and joined the ranks of Jonathan Anderson, Pierpaolo Piccioli, and Rick Owens, debuting his second Moncler Genius collection at Milan Fashion Week back in February. The resulting pieces cost a pretty penny, but offer the chance to own a piece of fashion history. If you’re Kylie Jenner or Dua Lipa, why wouldn’t you?