The front row at the Miu Miu Cruise 2018 show, held during Haute Couture Paris Fashion Week on Sunday (July 2), was chock-full of Miu Miu-donning darlings—each embracing the quirky charm of the label in their own unique way.
Elle Fanning: Looking every bit like a modern-day Miu Miu princess, Elle masterfully wore a precious look from the Fall 2017 collection that got its sweet edge from the explosion of oversized paillettes and magpie-worthy embellishment. What better, then, than a pearl-encrusted headband—a modern girl’s tiara, of course—to top off her ballerina bun.
Alexa Chung: With a more traditional edgy offering in play, Alexa wore another interpretation of scintillating sequins in this silvery-gray frock topped off with a studded, leather moto jacket. Of course, it was the embellished buckle footwear in schoolgirl plaid that really put the look into the realm of signature Miu Miu quirk.
Teresa Palmer: While there would be no sparkling embellishment to speak of in Teresa’s look, the whimsical cherry print more than made up for it in this vintage-inspired, ruffle frock. The styling lent itself even more to the eccentric Miu Miu twist with costume-y bauble earrings, a seemingly out-of-place blue purse, and glittery platform heels each playing unusual companions whilst elevating the dress’s twee spirit.
Kendall Jenner: Her mini dress was emblazoned with the peculiar combination of a reclining nude and baby-blue stripes, but it came across quite smartly with her chic red lip and punchy, patterned sandals tying it together.
Joan Smalls: Chic is also the first word that came to mind with Joan’s embellished sweater dress that looked to fall while still being leggy enough to smolder in the summer.
Bella Hadid: Rounding out the trio of models, Bella kept her signature slit going strong in this pale peach slip dress. But I’m afraid the combination of fur, oversized belt, and golden-yellow platforms nearly overcooked it.
Stacy Martin: In a sweet and sparkling mood, Stacy accessorised this little ruffle frock just enough with her long bauble earrings and shiny, embellished platform shoes that will still be an acquired taste for many of us.
Doutzen Kroes: Rather tame on the quirk factor, Doutzen’s vintage-influenced, floral-print dress registered as quite conservative, but the heels of her black sandals did featured the expected embellishment.
Mille Brady: It was only a matter of time before we saw a PJs-inspired look, with Mille’s matching, patterned shirt and pants certainly embodying the attitude of glorified lounge wear—albeit those mauve, studded platforms directed most of the look’s attention downward.
Gwendoline Christie: We will have to fault both the look’s colour and Gwendoline’s makeup for the wash-out effect here. The dress likewise provided a rather aging silhouette for the actress.
Milla Jovovich: Although I would have never paired bubblegum pink with this boldly hued ruffle frock, the obtuse colour palette of her accessories worked on some level—but only in the quirky world of Miu Miu.
Lauren Santo Domingo: Letting the other girls go for the more unconventional looks, Lauren kept her charm on the more traditional side in this adorable frock that provided a classically cool update on mod ’60s styling.
Anna Brewster: There was a stylish strength in which Anna wore this trend-forward tracksuit, complete with racing stripes and rhinestones that were only amplified by her large yellow clutch and embellished sandals.
What look was your favourite?