Glitter Is Really Having A Moment, Thanks To Supermodels of Past and Present
Everyone from Naomi Campbell to Bella Hadid has been making sure it’s quite a shiny September.
The Milan shows may typically be thought of as a bit sleepier than the rest of the fashion weeks, but Donatella Versace sent a jolt through the city that reverberated to the rest of the world earlier today when she sent out all your favorite ’90s supermodels at once at Versace’s spring 2018 show. Of course, Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Helena Christensen, Claudia Schiffer, and Carla Bruni-Sarkozy draw eyes wherever they go—and especially so when they’re together—but the reunion was especially can’t-miss because of the group’s ensembles: Each was decked out in head-to-toe shimmery gold that resembled silky chainmail, proving that the supers of yore are just as in touch today as they were in the ’90s, since glitter seems to have been popping up everywhere since New York Fashion Week started.
Guests at Coach’s spring 2018 show earlier this month, for example, were welcomed onto a glittery runway, which was soon filled with rhinestones that formed whole collars and covered glittery pairs of boots. They came a few days after Tom Ford made his return to New York, starting things off with a shimmery shirt and continuing them with a sequin shirt dress and a two-piece ensemble that looked like it was made out a mylar blanket. (Sitting in the front row, by the way, was none other than Crawford, who also happened to be wearing yet another silvery, floor-length dress.)
Just after New York Fashion Week wrapped, Tracee Ellis Ross and Sarah Paulson shone as some of the the best dressed on the red carpet of this year’s Emmy Awards, thanks to their own glittery ensembles by Chanel couture and Carolina Herrera respectively. The very next day in London, their glare reached international levels: Disco balls took over the runway at Ashish, which also played host to a jacket and pants covered in sequins, some of which spelled out “R.I.P.,” as well as a shimmery floor-length skirt paired with a hoodie that read “Good Mourning.”
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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 Steve Granitz/WireImage)
Cindy Crawford in Tom Ford attends the Tom Ford fashion show during New York Fashion Week on September 6, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/WireImage)
Cara Delevingne 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)
Nicole Kidman attends the “How To Talk To Girls At Parties” screening during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at on May 21, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
Julianne Moore in Tom Ford attends the ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ World Premiere at Odeon Leicester Square on September 18, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
Kristen Stewart attends the ‘Chanel’ show during Paris Fashion Week – Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2017-2018 on July 4, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Danny Martindale/GC Images)
Sarah Paulson arrives at the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Dan MacMedan/Getty Images)
Actress Zendaya attends Variety’s Power of Young Hollywood Event on August 8, 2017, in Hollywood, California. (Getty Images)
Scarlett Johansson attends the “Rough Night” premeire at AMC Loews Lincoln Square on June 12, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
Elle Fanning attends Miu Miu Cruise Collection show as part of Haute Couture Paris Fashion Week on July 2, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/Getty Images for Miu Miu)
Kate Upton attends the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 26, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
Lara Stone arrives at the amfAR Gala Cannes 2017 at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 25, 2017 in Cap d’Antibes, France. (Photo by Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/WireImage)
Irina Shayk arrives at the amfAR Gala Cannes 2017 at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 25, 2017 in Cap d’Antibes, France. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale – Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
Emily Ratajkowski attends the “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between” Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
Allison Williams attends the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 26, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/WireImage)
Zoe Saldana arrives at the premiere of Disney and Marvel’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ at Dolby Theatre on April 19, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
Amy Adams in Tom Ford arrives at the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
Claire Foy arrives at the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
Diane Kruger attends the 18th Annual Post-Golden Globes Party hosted by Warner Bros. Pictures and InStyle at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/Getty Images)
Dakota Johnson the European premiere of ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ at Cinemaxx on February 7, 2017 in Hamburg, Germany. (Photo by Isa Foltin/Getty Images)
All that glitter happened in just over two weeks, and all that seemed to be leading right up the supermodel reunion at Versace. After all, it’s a trend that both supers of past and present can get behind, seeing as Bella Hadid stepped out in her own head-to-toe gold ensemble during New York Fashion Week.
Kendall Jenner, on the hand, isn’t even attempting to try to live up to her forebears: “SO F—ING MAJOR,” she captioned a photo of Campbell, Crawford, Christensen, Schiffer, and Bruni-Sarkozy—all of whom still managed to shine through the darkened filter of her Instagram.
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