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Blake Lively, Rihanna, and Zoe Kravitz Show How to Wear Feathers with Ease


Jason LaVeris

Sequins, paillettes, and embroidery are all great ways to add something extra to your fall wardrobe, but the ultimate form of embellishment is for the birds—in the very best sense. Feathers have emerged as this year’s biggest, most show-stopping red carpet trend, making appearances everywhere from the 2017 Emmy Awards to the Met Gala. At the former, celebrities like Keri Russell, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Zoe Kravitz all put their own spin on the trend in covetable creations by J.Mendel, Chanel Haute Couture, and Valentino, respectively. Rihanna wore a two-piece hot pink ensemble from Prada’s Fall 2017 collection to the premiere of Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets in Paris, kicking the trend into high gear in the process. But it’s not over yet—just last week, during Paris Fashion Week, Natalia Vodianova selected a feathered frock for the Dior show, while Naomi Campbell wore an Atelier Versace design to the Green Carpet Fashion Awards. See all those and more of the best feathered red carpet moments, here.

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Zoe Kravitz attends the 69th annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)

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Blake Lively attends the “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between” Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)

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Rihanna attends Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Paris Premiere at La Cite Du Cinema on July 25, 2017 in Saint-Denis, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)

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Laura Dern arrives at the opening ceremony of the 43rd Deauville American Film Festival on September 1, 2017 in Deauville, France. (Photo by Francois G. Durand/WireImage)

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Hailey Baldwin attends The Art of Elysium presents Stevie Wonder’s HEAVEN – Celebrating the 10th Anniversary at Red Studios on January 7, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/Getty Images)

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Janelle Monae attends Los Angeles Confidential Magazine and CIROC Ultra-Premium Vodka celebrate the Spring Oscars issue with Janelle Monae at Palihouse West Hollywood on February 22, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

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Katy Perry arrives at The 59th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Dan MacMedan/WireImage)

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Lupita Nyong’o attends the “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between” Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

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Sarah Paulson attends “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between” Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)

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Elle Fanning attends Fondazione Prada Private Dinner during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Restaurant Fred L’Ecailler on May 22, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/Getty Images for Prada)

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Lily Collins attends a private event to honor Anna Wintour being appointed a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire on June 26, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)

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Ruth Negga arrives at the premiere of AMC’s “Preacher” Season 2 at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on June 20, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)

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Penelope Cruz walks the red carpet ahead of the ‘Loving Pablo’ screening during the 74th Venice Film Festival at Sala Grande on September 6, 2017 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage)

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Kate Bosworth attends the ‘Miu Miu Women’s Tales’ photocall during the 74th Venice Film Festival at on August 31, 2017 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage)

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Priyanka Chopra walks the red carpet during the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for IMDb)

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Poppy Delevingne attends the ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ World Premiere at Odeon Leicester Square on September 18, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)

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Keri Russell arrives at the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/Getty Images)

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Tracee Ellis Ross arrives at the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

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Natalia Vodianova attends the Christian Dior show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2018 on September 26, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)

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Naomi Campbell attends the Green Carpet Fashion Awards Italia 2017 during Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2018 on September 24, 2017 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Venturelli/Getty Images)