Old Hollywood glamour meets contemporary star quality in the timeless, sleeveless blush pink gown that Margot Robbie wore at the Golden Globes award ceremony in January. The Chanel-loving actress graced the event’s red carpet as a Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy Motion Picture nominee, for her role in the Old Hollywood drama “Babylon”, where she starred opposite Brad Pitt and under the direction of Damien Chazelle.
The movie is a vivid depiction of a wild-party era in Hollywood, set in the roaring 1920s, which seem to have left its trace on the inspiration of Virginie Viard, creative director of Chanel, who designed Robbie’s dress. The pink halter-top gown with sheer detailing and a chic chevron pattern, featured large fringes on the skirt, reminding us of the playful flapper dresses that were most popular in the ‘20s.
A first version of the custom dress was presented in Chanel’s fall 2022 haute couture collection; but to create this stunning gown for Robbie, actually took months, starting last September. Chantilly lace, silk tulle, sequin embellishment, bugle beads, frisky pinches of feathers, where the elements that the artisans of the Maison carefully incorporated into an ensemble that ultimately required over 750 hours of work.
Margot Robbie, a Chanel ambassador since 2018, worked with celebrity stylist Kate Young, who also works with Jennifer Lawrence, Michelle Williams and Selena Gomez. The result was a look balanced between effortless chicness and subtle Old-Hollywood glamour, complemented with Chanel jewelry and a simple wavy hairstyle.
An ideal showcase for Chanel’s fine craftsmanship, Margot Robbie’s look managed to steal the spotlight in today’s Hollywood, bearing the chic armory of Chanel’s timeless cinematic inspiration.
In his pre-fall 2023 collection, Ermanno Scervino ideally manifested the idea that it is actually possible to feel luxurious in casual, truly warm winter looks. “There will be time to think about eveningwear, now it’s all about casual and easily wearable clothes,” noted the designer, adding that “the real sophistication for me today is to create clothes that seem very simple, but are not.”
The collection of wearable, cozy, yet perfectly tailored ensembles speaks for itself. Largely inspired by the style we have been witnessing through the winter holidays in St. Moritz and Aspen, Ermanno Scervino delivered a series of looks featuring lots of alpaca, cashmere wool, shearling, and soft knits, managing to elevate them with well-shaped sophistication.
For instance, there are loose pantsuits, where the wide trouser legs are balanced with a narrow blazer waist. Or tracksuit-inspired trousers that fit perfectly, like tailored pants. Even the oversized down jacket is carefully designed and executed, evolving the idea of the voluminous warm jacket through skilled workmanship. Balanced proportions, mini-skirts, tailored shorts, and masculine jackets, as well as warm leggings in neutral tones, embody a well-thought-out – but not bluntly look-at-me – sophistication, which translates into spontaneously elegant attitude.
The clear choice to create a collection full of flawless shapes carries an equally clear approach to today’s winter clothing: Each look has to be the result of an easy decision, it has to be easy-to-wear, and still carry an easily recognizable luxurious quality, however subtle. The elegance of these pieces is intimate, as is their femininity; it is something the wearer firstly feels, and then exudes through their look.
All in all, Ermanno Scervino’s pre-fall collection is proof that you can actually have it all in casual winter clothing: you can be chic and feminine, neat and comfortable, elegant with an everyday luxurious allure – and still be cozy and warm, wrapped in your shearling coat.