Every Fashion Week, some of the chicest looks appear off the runway. From A-List actors to influencers, the industry’s finest always bring their fashion expertise to the front row. But this year looks a bit different.
In the age of COVID, audience members are limited, if they are even experiencing a show in-person at all. Instead, visual presentations and live streams are the way to go. But just because a star is far from the action doesn’t mean they’re going to skip the front row-approved fashion.
During Paris Fashion Week, Kathryn Newton attended the virtual Ralph & Russo S/S 2021 fashion show from home. The Big Little Lies actress glammed up wearing a red halter, silk-taffeta gown featuring a cinched waist. The design duo’s creation, which made its debut in the show, was styled with a coordinating red lip and layered tresses with bangs.
After watching the Balmain Spring 2021 virtual show, Megan Thee Stallion posted her ladylike look from the design house, including a Spring 2020 white tweed blazer and sleek black dress with gold button details. Black ankle strap sandals completed her ensemble.
During the same show, Charlie’s Angels actress Ella Balinska made a virtual appearance in pieces from the Balmain Resort 2021 collection, including a black sequin crop jacket paired with rolled leg jeans, styled with Cartier jewels and white Casadei pumps.
Araya Hargate and Gabrielle Union both made virtual appearances for the Miu Miu Spring 2021 show. The Thai actress slayed in a look from the label’s Fall 2020 collection which included an embellished, sheer organza long sleeve top and a grey split detail skirt. She toughened up the ensemble with black platform boots and a black belt. The Bring It On alum rocked a Miu Miu Fall 2020 black embellished cardigan and a sheer black embellished pencil skirt with black briefs underneath.
The virtual Emmy Awards took the same home approach last month. While some nominees kept it casual in designer pajamas (looking at you, Samira Wiley), many went all out in formalwear behind their computer screens.
What can we say, coronavirus won’t stop couture.