Gabrielle Union has taken the Menswear Spring 2018 edition of Paris Fashion Week by style storm, as she’s had more outfit changes than some models with a record seven looks and counting. Equally impressive, Dwayne Wade has been a style-forward partner-in-crime almost every step of the way.
Valentino Show: At the Valentino show on Wednesday (June 21), Gabrielle started off the whirlwind week with a relaxed note in a breezy, flowing Valentino Pre-Fall 2017 floral gown. Sure, it was a glorified maxi dress, but I was so pleased to see it without the runway’s sweater top. Plus, it translated beautifully on her. Dwayne Wade stood close by with his best, trend-forward attitude in place. He suited up in a Valentino plaid ensemble that was embroidered and chain-accented for additional edge. It was likely no accident that the three-piece suit’s plum-and-mint colour palette referenced Gabrielle’s dress.
Rick Owens Show: Outside the Rick Owens show on Tuesday (June 22), Gabrielle donned an Ellery Pre-Fall 2017 2017 oversized coat and skirt where she again pared back the original styling for a more effortless finish. Dr Martin shoes completed the look that took her on a retro fashion safari. Those familiar with the Rick Owens label will see every ounce of it in Dwayne’s sheer, extra-long tee and skinny white pants.
Louis Vuitton Show: Later that day, she struck a pose at the Louis Vuitton show and paid homage to the fashion house in head-to-toe LV. I love the effervescent energy that her curls brought to this straightforward frock. Jennifer Fisher jewels likewise added another touch of flair.
Berluti Show: Switching to a softer mood at the Berluti show on Friday (June 23), she was a vision in white with this Elie Saab Spring 2017 blouse and side-slit trousers accessorised by a M2MALLETIER Mini Collectionneuse bag and Stella Luna sandals. The wide plunge was a bit aggressive for my taste, but I do like the simplicity with which she wore the flowing drape of the look. The yang to Gabrielle’s yin, Dwayne took a sportier approach in a Berluti embossed track jacket styled with a cross-body bag and sneakers.
Balmain Show: Fringed and dangerous at the Balmain show, Gabrielle embraced the brand’s wild tiger motif in this Balmain Pre-Fall 2017 shirt and matching wrap skirt styled with tall legging boots. Perfectly coordinating in directional spirit, Dwayne impressed in his Balmain ensemble that featured a draped, wrap top worn under a crisp white blazer. I love how his experimental edge continued right down to his boots with mismatched neon laces.
Hermes Show: The hot, magenta hue of this Hermes Spring 2017 frock was brilliant on Gabrielle, and I love how she let the colour do all the talking by skipping the belt and styling the dress with sleek Paul Andrew shoes and Jennifer Fisher jewels.
Lanvin Show: Her seventh look wasn’t her luckiest at the Lanvin show on Sunday (June 25). I wanted to love this Lanvin Spring 2017 dress if only for its intense shade of electric sapphire. But, unfortunately, the awkward fit issues compromised my affection.
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