Kristen Stewart and Annie Clark stepped out publicly as a couple. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley wore brand-of-the-moment Monse. Katy Perry donned a frilly Rodarte ensemble. Nicole Richie, Demi Moore, Alessandra Ambrosio, and January Jones, all notable for their distinctive personal styles, made appearances. Yet amid it all, it was Ciara, in a miniskirt and Akris tuxedo jacket, who won the front row of the annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund show and tea. The singer recently announced her pregnancy with her new husband, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, and she's proving that a baby on the way isn't going to put a wrinkle in her pregnancy style. When she was pregnant with her first son, baby Future (with rapper Future), Ciara lamented in the pages of W that “pregnancy has been a great fashion challenge because you can’t wear things that you used to wear but you still want to feel like who you are." This time around, she's already off to a bold start.
When: Wednesday, October 26.
Where: The annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund show and tea, sponsored by Kate Spade, at the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, California.
What: A navy and black silk-satin tuxedo jacket by Akris with a leather pleated skirt, lace-up stiletto sandals, and a wide choker.
Why: In an Instagram from the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund event, Ciara captioned (one of three posts from Wednesday's tea party), "Obsessed With Yesterday's Glam." She says she's going for a '70s-inflected look here, but to us, the hybrid of ultra feminine pleated mini-skirt and stilettos and menswear-inspired oversized tuxedo jacket creates a completely contemporary, slightly androgynous aesthetic. She accents an all-black look with a subtle streak of navy, and, as always, her hair and makeup are completely on point — polished, but not too done. Plus, her choker is just a bit wider than the ones that the Hadids and Kardashians have been all over — maybe the next phase of the choker trend is the choker-as-collar trend.