Everything ingenious is simple: 7 celebrities who appeared on the red carpet in basic things and did not failBy Vika https://pictolic.com/en/article/everything-ingenious-is-simple-7-celebrities-who-appeared-on-the-red-carpet-in-basic-things-and-did-not-fail
Red carpets are serious business. Stars spare no effort, time, or money to prepare the image for the main musical events and film awards. Take, for example, Kim Kardashian, who had to lose eight kilograms last year to wear a Marilyn Monroe dress. Do you remember her legendary “wet” Mugler dress? It has been in the making for over six months. There are many such examples. What you can't do to make history, right?
However, some celebrities prefer to go the other way and are not afraid to appear on the red carpet in ripped jeans (nodding Kanye West at the Met Gala in 2018), white t-shirts, and dress shirts. Today we will tell about these cunning tricks in more detail.
We collected seven A-list stars that were able to surprise the picky fashion community with images featuring basic items.
1. Sharon Stone (1998)
In 1998, the Basic Instinct star walked the Oscars red carpet in a lavender-colored Vera Wang satin skirt and Gap's plain white shirt. This image became truly revolutionary and went down in history. Let's explain what's going on. The dress code used to be stricter than it is now. No guest could afford to come to the event without a suit or evening dress. No guest except Sharon Stone. Before her, almost no one combined the mass market with heavy luxury. Although now many stylists of stars use this technique.
By the way, the idea for such an image came to the actress back in 1996, when the courier accidentally dropped a box with an evening dress by Vera Wang, in which Sharon was supposed to appear on the red carpet. Stone then turned to Basic Instinct costume designer Helen Mirojnick for help. She managed to get out of the situation by choosing an image for the actress from a Valentino skirt, an Armani jacket, and a turtleneck (again) by Gap. And so, in 1998, Sharon decided to repeat this trick.
2. Tilda Swinton (2011)
Despite the fact that the image of Sharon Stone caused a flurry of criticism from the public, many colleagues in the workshop took note of this technique. So, in 2011, the queen of intellectual minimalism, Tilda Swinton, appeared on the red carpet of the Golden Globes in a pale yellow Jil Sander satin skirt and a classic white shirt. Getting into all sorts of best-dressed ratings was guaranteed.
3. Uma Thurman (2022)
If you thought that the interest in stars in white shirts dried up at the release of Tilda Swinton, we are in a hurry to convince you. Last year on the red carpet of the Oscars, we saw two A-list actresses at once in this basic piece of clothing. The first to arrive at the ceremony was Uma Thurman, who opted for a black maxi skirt and a silk Bottega Veneta button-down shirt. Despite the apparent simplicity and lack of accent accessories, the image never looks boring. We applaud the stylists of Uma Thurman!
4. Zendaya (2022)
And here is the second image with a white shirt. It featured the star of "Dune" and "Euphoria" Zendaya. Stylist Low Roach suggested that the actress bet on a floor-length silver skirt studded with sequins and a cropped shirt. Many industry experts immediately noticed the image of homage to the aforementioned output of Sharon Stone.
5. Irina Shayk
However, not just shirts! At the end of last year, Irina Shayk proved to the whole world that a basic T-shirt can easily become part of an evening look. At the Swarovski brand event, the model successfully complemented her with a black maxi skirt (yes, stars have a soft spot for this wardrobe item lately) and matching opera gloves. As they say, simple and tasteful. By the way, just recently we talked about the five rules of Irina Shayk's style.
6. Frank Ocean
If you have ever heard of the Costume Institute ball, you probably know that the stars are not modest when choosing an outfit. Over the past few years, we have seen Katy Perry in the image of an elegant chandelier, and Kim Kardashian in the iconic Marilyn Monroe dress, and Cara Delevingne in a banana headdress (yes, we are shocked ourselves). However, even at such events, there are guests who prefer simple images. For example, in 2019 (when the theme of the ball was camp), Frank Ocean appeared on the red carpet in a black Prada anorak and ... eclipsed everyone. Surprisingly, the fact is that this simple image ensured that he hit all the glossy media.
7. Kanye West
Also in 2019, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West appeared at the Met Gala. She was in a wet Mugler dress with drop stones, and he was in a $40 Dickies jacket, white T-shirt, and, of course, Yeezy. The rapper explained such an unusual choice by the fact that he did not want to divert attention from his wife (oh, there were times).