‘Check’ marks the spot when it comes to Louis Vuitton’s Spring 2013 entree, starting with Marc Jacobs’ happy yellow and white checkered runway and continuing with his checquerboard of mini, midi and maxi dresses—and more.
But the real end game? The celebrity pretties who have been bold enough to embrace the graphic grid.
Actresses Kristen Stewart, Berenice Bejo and Hailee Steinfeld were early wearers of the trend, snatching their short, leggy interpretations straight from the runway.
Kristen and Hailee both took a youthful approach with their trendy rompers, and I liked how Berenice added a pop of colour with her red heel.
Going for a more glam spin, the statuesque Elettra Wiedemann pulled off a jumpsuit that worked because of her model height. ‘Django Unchained’ actress Kerry Washington debuted a lovely white and ivory exit at a photocall, all tied up with a bow. And Kirsten Dunst strutted out one of the column gowns, using the 2013 Art of Elysium Heaven Gala to make her mark.
Starlet Jessica Alba surprised everyone by sporting a black-and-white sequined rendition at a 2013 Golden Globe Awards After Party, while Juno Temple stepped outside the box (slightly) with one of the lime-green and ivory prints. Miroslava Duma made her tan-and-white outfit winter-ready with heavy black tights, but lightened it up with a bow similar to Kerry’s while attending shows during Paris Couture Week.
Not phased by the full-on adoption of the chequered look, Asian beauty Huo Si Yan cut her look short, while Virginie Courtin-Clarins went head-to-toe in the mini box print. Model Miranda Kerr wore the playground of squares just as well as the original runway strutter, while Maria Leon recycled Berenice’s previously donned dress (with a less successful shoe).
Already spotted on no fewer than 16 celebrities, I wouldn’t be surprised if this loved-up LV collection heads for a lucky 21 (or more) red-carpet appearances.
These ladies have made a checquered past look oh-so-cool.
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