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23.12.17 Best Of

Best Dressed Male of the Year – Timothée Chalamet

I know I’m not the only one crushing on Timothée Chalamet’s style. After all, he was ranked your Best Dressed Man of 2017, too

The ‘Lady Bird’ actor is all of 22 years of age, yet he’s showing fellow actors twice his age and experience how red-carpet style is done.

One element that stands out so strongly about Timothée (besides his hair) is his sartorial diversity, as he clearly doesn’t rely on a singular formula to perfect his ensembles.

Instead, he just as effortlessly wears a purple Berluti suede jacket as he does a crisp Gucci plaid suit and a rich velvet Saint Laurent suit. His looks are never forced, but always fashionable.

Nor is he afraid to skip the tie, as he consistently shows how smooth going tie-less can look.

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23.12.17 Best Of

Stella’s Got Her Groove Back – Kirsten Dunst

If you were to call off the names of fashion-loving femmes, I’m sure that Kirsten Dunst wouldn’t immediately roll off the tongue.

But, you might as well call her Stella because she’s found her groove again. This year saw the actress experience a renewed love of Fashion with a capital F—and it was a beautiful thing.

While still staying true to her more bohemian roots, Kirsten explored a more deeply glamorous, style-forward side of romantic allure.

Some of her top 2017 moments were characterized by Rodarte looks for the ‘Woodshock’ promo tour. And, her middle look here—a layer-cake of charm—was one of the best highlights.

But, she also duly impressed in looks like a cheekily embroidered Christian Dior hearts and stars frock and a periwinkle Schiaparelli Couture masterwork that was stunning in both colour and cut.

Welcome back to the fashion world, Kirsten.

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Best Dressed Teen of the Year – Elle Fanning

Kiernan Shipka long dominated the Best Dressed Teen category, winning the honour for three years in a row.

But, 19-year-old Elle Fanning has swooped in to take up the torch now, just in the nick of time in her last year as a teenager.

And, the status is quite well-deserved.

Elle not only has a directional, forward-thinking sense of style, she also possesses a sweet-chic aesthetic that adds girly romance and ethereality to moderate her edgier, quirky looks.

She can effortlessly debut a Temperley London sky-blue, prairie-girl frock just as easily as a Naeem Khan gunmetal gown, and a floral, fairy-tale confection by Christian Dior Couture—a personal favourite of mine.

Talk about the right kind of balance for a teen trendsetter.

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Best Dressed Cast of the Year – ‘Stranger Things’

Netflix’s hit series, ‘Stranger Things,’ has captivated viewers with its sci-fi storyline. But, it’s the cast of precocious young starlets that really makes the show shine. And, much to our delight, they continued their star quality on the red carpet, showing a command of style far beyond their young years.

Millie Bobby Brown—also the Best Newcomer of the Year—may have some fashion hits and misses to her name, as the sprightly young starlet finds her groove. But, it’s moments like her sparkling Rodarte tiered frock and patent boots that remind us of her full potential.

Caleb McLaughlin always captured my heart when he stepped out on the red carpet, as his style was so suave for his 16 years of age. Look no further than his royal purple, embroidered Garçon Couture tuxedo jacket.

I think we all were duly impressed by Natalia Dyer in her red and pink Miu Miu gown, not only for its sleek, girlish femininity but also because it was a successful Miu Miu dress.

Can you believe Noah Schnapp is only 13? With such looks as his Balmain velvet military jacket and embroidered slippers, he could give lessons in sharp, statement suiting.

Dressing her young age, but so very chicly so, Sadie Sink showed off adorable sophistication such as this classic Chanel frock with a sparkly-fun twist.

And, rounding out the ‘Stranger Things’ cast, Finn Wolfhard could always be relied upon for handsome-classic suiting as he wore the big brands like Prada with ease.

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23.12.17 Best Of

Trend to End in 2017 – Sheer Dresses

Long before this year was even halfway over, countless instances of sheer madness ran rife on the red carpet.

Hardly a day passed without a sighting (or six) of the ubiquitous see-through trend that, more often than not, provided more than an eyeful of maximum exposure.

As a result, all forms of bralettes, boy shorts and granny panties boasted their own time in the spotlight as willing accomplices to their sheer partners.

The trend was often manifested in measures of embellished black lace and gossamer tulle, as Stella Maxwell in Alice McCall; Kendall Jenner in Dolce & Gabbana; Freya Mavor in Christian Dior; and Halsey in Jonathan Simkhai all showed.

But, no matter what version it took, the diaphanous quality seemed to draw nearly everyone in under its spell.

It seemed there was no star who wasn’t drinking the sheer Kool-Aid—and somehow believing that all roads to sexy were paved in transparency.

Here’s hoping that 2018 starts on more solid, less sheer, footing.

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