As soon as Simona Tabasco came on screen in season two of HBO’s insanely popular show The White Lotus, it was clear a pop culture icon was making her debut.
Not only was Tabasco playing a beautiful and sassy Italian escort, Lucia, who, alongside her best friend, Mia (played by Beatrice Grannòmade), made her way into the White Lotus hotel in Sicily to cause drama, but she was stylish, too: in an early episode, the two women go shopping, opting for sparkling Clio Peppiatt mini dresses that were an IYKYK nod to those who love fashion.
Sadly, given that every season of the show features an entirely new cast, we’ve bid farewell to Tabasco on Mike White’s screen, but thankfully she’s (naturally) been adopted by the fashion world, where she sat front row at JW Anderson’s Milan Fashion Week Men’s show on Sunday afternoon.
Wearing a black sparkly backless dress by the British brand, Tabasco added a pair of strappy blue heels and one of JW Anderson’s statement colourful bags.
Sitting beside British singer Charli XCX, Tabasco looked every bit at home in the front row. In fact, she even found a fan there: Charli, who posted a TikTok of herself dancing to the White Lotus theme song while it was airing, later took to Instagram to share a video taken by another attendee showing her and Tabasco watching the show. “Me trying to play it cool but I’m totally freaking outttt @simonatabasco !!!,” she wrote.