Marie Claire's round-up of yesterday's fashion.
Riding On Kate Moss’s Coattails
Only La Moss could make a tail coat and string vest combo work. Remarkable.
Rita’s A Right Old Mesh
At the same event, to celebrate Kate Moss’s 25 year-long modelling career, Rita Ora was in danger of hogging all the attention in a studded mesh midi skirt. ‘Well that’s one way to vamp up a classic white shirt,’ says Marie Claire Runway’s junior editor Caroline Leaper. ‘I suspect Rita’s barely-there skirt may be by Ralph and Russo, who also made that GQ Awards ensemble for Kim Kardashian last month. Not necessarily the most practical look (imagine how much stuff you could get caught up in that netting) but there’s no denying she’s a bombshell.’
Gillian Anderson. That Is All.
One of our favourite women has made her first foray into literature with her debut book A Vision of Fire. To be honest, there’s not much to say about her shimmering LBD. It’s simple. It’s classic. But any excuse to put a photo of her beaut face on our site, eh?
Michelle Obama’s Lesson In Fashion
The First Lady invited 150 students to the White House yesterday for a secret fashion workshop on how to break into the industry. Lecturers and mentors on the day included Anna Wintour, Jason Wu, Tracy Reese, Prabal Gurung, Narciso Rodriguez, Lela Rose, Vera Wang, Georgina Chapman, Diane von Furstenberg, Naeem Khan, Maria Cornejo, Alexis Bittar, Jenna Lyon, Phillip Lim, Thom Browne and Reed Krakoff. Obama wore a full skirted, racer style dress designed by a student, Natalya Koval, from New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology, who won a design competition. Life made.
A Power Suit For A Power Ballad
Conchita Wurst paid a visit to the European Parliament in Brussels yesterday to call for more tolerance and an end of discrimination. ‘Clearly, Conchita knows that the best way win over an audience of politicians is with an all-white power suit,’ says MC Runway’s Caroline.
An Ode To K-Stew
‘Kristen Stewart is a hero in metallic Chanel armour,’ says Caroline. ‘You can always count on her to pull off something totally different to any other actress on the red carpet. The nipped waist and mini length give her an amazing silhouette, and she’s got just the right balance of embellishments to stop this being OTT or fussy.’ Agreed.