Coachella’s ultimate A-list festival style icons

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Festival season is upon us officially as Coachella has started. We take a look back at the best ever festival fashion from the sun-soaked festival.

Hold on to your denim shorts, festival season is upon us once again as a summer of rock ‘n’ roll, burnt falafel burgers and defining fashion moments kicks off with the star-studded American fest, Coachella.

The Californian festival always kicks off the beginning of a long summer of festivals and has fast become a celeb favourite thanks to its proximity to Hollywood, its lack of mud and guaranteed sunshine – three things you can’t say about Glastonbury no matter how much we love it.

What the A-list wear backstage over the double weekender, is what you’ll be packing along with your tent and wellington boots over the summer. The desert-based festival has become a byword for festival fashion and what the celebs are wearing has become almost as big a draw as the bands on stage. Coachella sets the tone for the rest of the summer’s trends – whether you’re wearing them in a field in Somerset or going for a laidback city look – what you see in the Californian desert will be repeated (with added jumpers and raincoats) from the Isle of Wight festival to The End of the Road.

With a stellar line-up including a reformed Guns ‘n’ Roses, this year’s Coachella Festival is set to pull in the big names from music, fashion, film and TV over the two weekends it runs for.

While we wait to see what will be this year’s stand-out festival fashion trends will be, we take a look back at previous years where models, actresses and musicians including Alessandro Ambrosio, Sienna Miller, Hayley Viera Newton and Zoe Kravitz have rocked peasant tops, designer frocks, skinny jeans and belted tunics – with the odd curve ball look.

Kicking things off, Gigi Hadid’s 2015 festival fashion wardrobe cut a super laid-back vibe as she cooled off by the backstage pool in high waisted shorts teamed with a crop top, a look that has emerged in recent years as a real Coachella mini-trend.

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