In 2015, Harry Styles made waves when he showed up to the AMAs in a floral Gucci suit, complete with flared pants. And while he briefly retired what’s been called his “grandma’s couch” look for black tuxes to play the part of a professional actor on his red carpet tour for Dunkirk, Styles, who just finished his first-ever world tour as a solo artist, has now fully bloomed, as evidenced by his nonstop on-stage selection of floral Gucci suits that the brand’s creative director, Alessandro Michele, designed for him personally.
It’s not just those who have Michele literally up their sleeve, though, who are now jumping in on the trend of transitioning florals from their all too storied usual season of spring. So far this fall, Nicole Kidman, Priyanka Chopra, and St. Vincent have all been dressing up in flashy floral prints, whose label range from Gucci, of course, to Adam Selman and Michael Kors.
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Nicole Kidman attends the Michael Kors Collection Spring 2018 Runway Show at Spring Studios on September 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Michael Kors)
Kristen Dunst visits at SiriusXM Studios on September 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images)
Claire Foy attends the European Premiere of “Breathe” on the opening night gala of the 61st BFI London Film Festival on October 4, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)
Adwoa Aboah attends the Irving Penn Exhibition Private Viewing Hosted by Vogue as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2018 on October 1, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Keira Knightley during the 13th BGC Annual Charity Day at Canary Wharf in London. (Photo by Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)
Annie Clark from St. Vincent attends St. Vincent & Peroni Nastro Azzurro Unveil Second Edition of The House of Peroni House of Peroni on October 5, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jared Siskin/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
Priyanka Chopra arrives at the Variety’s Power Of Women: Los Angeles at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on October 13, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
Rosamund Pike attends the UK Premiere of “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” at the closing night gala of the 61st BFI London Film Festival on October 15, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/WireImage)
Joan Smalls attends the 11th Annual Golden Heart Awards benefiting God’s Love We Deliver on October 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Michael Kors)
Kate Bosworth at Farfetch and William Vintage Celebrate Gianni Versace Archive hosted by Elizabeth Stewart and William Banks-Blaney on October 5, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Farfetch)
Maggie Gyllenhaal attends the 11th Annual God’s Love We Deliver Golden Heart Awards at Spring Studios on October 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
Kristen Stewart attends ELLE’s 24th Annual Women in Hollywood Celebration at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on October 16, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Alexa Chung at H&M x ERDEM Runway Show & Party at The Ebell Club of Los Angeles on October 18, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Nina Dobrev attends ELLE’s 24th Annual Women in Hollywood Celebration at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on October 16, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Many have kept it simple with an often floor-length floral dress, which is busy enough to make any additional accessories unnecessary. In fact, many have opted for one such design, by Altuzarra, in particular: a yellow and blue shirt-dress that Rosamund Pike wore to the BFI London Film Festival earlier this week, after Veronika Heilbrunner and more street style stars brought it to practically every Fashion Week this season, including all the way to Kiev.
Some, like St. Vincent and Kristen Stewart, have made like Styles and interpreted the trend through suits, though they’ve certainly taken some liberties, as Stewart’s recent orange Antonio Berardi ensemble was missing its shoulders, and St. Vincent’s Selman jacket was more like a sheer trench. Kirsten Dunst’s take, however, is hopefully the most trend-setting of them all: She wore a silky two-piece ensemble this week to the launch of Erdem and H&M that managed to hit the trend mark—never mind that it was essentially a pair of pajamas.
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Veronika Heilbrunner poses after the Altuzarra show at the Lycee Janson de Silly during Paris Fashion Week Womenswear SS18 on September 30, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Vanni Bassetti/Getty Images)
Ulla Johnson watercolor floral dress is cut from weightless silk-georgette and has pretty flutter sleeves, an adjustable cinched waist and cascading handkerchief hem, $550, netaporter.com.
Altuzarra floral print silk jacquard shirtdress, featuring faux-pearl buttons and gold tone metal waist chain, $2,295, matchesfashion.com.
Ganni yellow and black tea-length wrap dress with belt and delicate frill details, $212, ganni.com.
J.W. Anderson chainmail trim red and grey fauna knee-length dress, $2,200, farfetch.com.
Erdem green and multicoloured velvet Reza gown features a vibrant Bebek Taksim floral print and patchwork medley, $3,573, matchesfashion.com.
Balenciaga semi-fitted micro-pleated flou dress, featuring a blue, red, and cream flowers and tie neck, $4,750, farfetch.com.
Giamba floral insert tank dress featuring bow-tie spaghetti straps and polka-dot sheer fabric trim, $2,135 modaoperandi.com.
Red Valentino Silk wallpaper-printed drop waist dress detailed with a large ruffle across the front and back, creating a cape-inspired silhouette, $795, redvalentino.com.
Matty Bovan floral-intarsia draped midweight sweater dress, $1,288, matchesfashion.com.
Saloni black silk dress featuring red roses, and plunging neckline and full sleeves, $675, modaoperandi.com.
Magda Butrym asymmetric printed silk-crepe midi dress cut from black silk-crepe printed with pink and red blooms, $1,820, netaporter.com.
Rebecca Taylor Ruby floral-print silk-blend organza fil coupé dress, $564, matchesfashion.com.
Needle & Thread posy ruffle-trimmed embroidered tulle gown, featuring embroidered with scattered blooms in tonal pink, blue, red and green hues, $485, netaporter.com.
Zimmerman charcoal silk crepe de chine dress in cream ditsy floral print, featuring necktie detail, flutter cape sleeves, and double layered skirt with ruffles throughout, $530, zimmermannwear.com.
Gucci floral embroidered knee-length black dress with pearl detailing and black velvet tie waistband, $4,300, farfetch.com.
Emilia Wickstead mulit-color floral-print stretch-crepe maxi dress, $1,905, netaporter.com.
Marni floral-print crepe mini dress with ruffled-trim along sleeves, $2,250, modaoperandi.com.
Self-Portrait floral-print devore dress featuring a guipure lace-trimmed waist and ruffled sleeves, $580, modaoperandi.com.
Chloé velvet poppy print dress in peach with black flowers, $2,550, farfetch.com.
Alexander McQueen multi-color jacquard asymmetric dress, $2,995, farfetch.com.
Vetements Open-back floral-print stretch-jersey dress in black and multi-color, $1,850,netaporter.com.
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