If the Vogue Awards paid tribute to companies to younger designers, Dua Lipa may nicely have walked away with a statuette for her dedication to sporting up-and-coming manufacturers. The Vogue cowl star, who this yr reinvented herself because the poster woman for rising expertise because of her stylist Lorenzo Posocco’s eye for the subsequent massive factor, referred to as upon Maximilian Davis to create her a customized search for the business celebration.
Proving that generally it pays to pare issues again, Dua’s quietly elegant black Creole crepe robe is in step with her present penchant for all issues understated, black and normally by Balenciaga. Its simplicity spoke a thousand phrases and confirmed that you just don’t all the time must put on the boldest Y2K look to get seen (see her latest itsy-bitsy baby-pink Blumarine second at Adele’s London Palladium live performance for that). At simply 26, she isn’t solely a real style chameleon, but additionally wiser than her years.
Might Lipa’s darkish robe even be a mark of respect for business titan and true authentic Virgil Abloh, who was taken from the style world too quickly this week? One of many few black red-carpet moments shone all of the brighter for its plainness on an evening which was not about Dua, however style’s leaders of change.