Rihanna: The Queen of Cool and Fashion Enigma
From her show-stopping Superbowl halftime performance to her jaw-dropping red carpet appearances, Rihanna continued to push fashion boundaries and captivate audiences. Whether it was her custom Loewe scarlet red boiler suit and breastplate announcement of her second pregnancy or her stunning white camellia appliquéd Valentino gown at The Met Gala, Rihanna proved that she is the epitome of cool.
Emma Corrin: A Style Provocateur Rising to the Top
Emma Corrin, known for their role as Princess Diana in “The Crown,” emerged as a style provocateur in 2023. From creating a posh-pants trend on the Miu Miu Paris runway to cosplaying Princess Diana at the show’s premiere, Corrin’s fashion choices always captivated attention. Their daring cover shoot with Harry Lambert for ES magazine, which featured a fork in their hair, showcased their fearless approach to fashion.
Olly Alexander: The Visionary Fashion Plate
Olly Alexander, the newest Timelord and a fashion visionary, embraced A Full Look with unmatched commitment. From his stunning premiere looks alongside Margot Robbie on the Barbie tour to his bold fashion choices at Wimbledon and front row at JW Anderson, Alexander consistently wowed with his unexpected and daring ensembles. He has truly come a long way from his gold chain days.
Paul Mescal: The Rise of a Fashion Daddy
Paul Mescal, known for his role in “Normal People,” became a fashion icon in 2023. With his jaunty slogan T-shirts, layered knitwear, and striking red carpet interpretations of black tie, Mescal solidified his status as a fashion daddy. His appearance in one of Sabato de Sarno’s Gucci campaigns, with his trench coat flowing open to reveal a daring ensemble, caused a stir on the internet.
The Barbie Juggernaut: Fashiontainment at Its Finest
The Barbie juggernaut junket in 2023 proved that fashion can be highly entertaining. Margot Robbie’s endless incarnations of Barbie on the red carpet charmed and seduced audiences. From a classic 60s Barbie-inspired black fishtail gown to an 80s pink Judith Leiber glitter phone moment, the Barbie tour showcased a delightful array of fashion choices, including a whole lot of pink.
Pascal: The Fashion Daddy of East London
Pascal, with his hot-apocalypse looks inspired by “The Last of Us,” became the fashion daddy of East London. From grungy plaid shirts to lamé silver cardigans, Pascal’s unique style choices were aspirational and eye-catching. His fearless fashion statements, including bare legs in Valentino shorts and a yellow buttoned-up shirt with a coordinating sweater, earned him a devoted following.
Michaela Coel: A Beacon of Originality and Personality
Michaela Coel, known for her role in “I May Destroy You,” consistently stood out with her originality and personality. Her appearances may have been few, but they were always worth paying attention to. Her support for independent talent and her reflection of her West African roots through her jewelry choices set her apart. Coel’s commitment to responsibly sourced gold and her striking fashion choices made her a quiet force to be reckoned with.
Sienna Miller: The Style Icon for All Generations
Sienna Miller, the style crush of every forty-ish year old woman, revitalized M&S with her chic knits and easy black suiting. Her Succession-y stealth wealth homages appealed to a wide audience and led to a 30% increase in sales. Miller’s cover appearance on US Vogue, proudly displaying her baby bump at almost 42 years old, solidified her status as a dependable style icon for all generations.
Beyoncé: The Killer Arbiter of Fashion
Beyoncé’s Renaissance tour showcased her impeccable fashion choices and established her as a killer arbiter of style. From sequin-drenched jumpsuits to bodices from esteemed designers like Courréges and Balmain, Beyoncé’s fashion repertoire left audiences in awe. Her collaboration with London-based designers, such as Vivienne Westwood, Roksanda, David Koma, and Mary Katrantzou, further cemented her influence.
Pamela Anderson: Embracing Age and Defying Beauty Standards
Pamela Anderson made a triumphant return to the public eye, showcasing her timeless beauty and confidence. Her no-makeup visage at the Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood show challenged society’s obsession with youth and beauty. Anderson’s refusal to conform to societal expectations reminded everyone that getting older is something to be celebrated. She reminded us all of the freedom that comes with embracing our prime.