Sasha Lane, Our Favorite Iconoclast, Descends on Miami Beach in Louis Vuitton

Art Basel isn’t ready for this.

Sasha Lane is our favorite iconoclast — she was scouted on the beaches of Florida by American Honey director Andrea Arnold, and she’s always conveyed the sense that, despite being a muse of choice of Louis Vuitton designer Nicolas Ghesquière, she’s still not quite of the realm of Hollywood or high fashion. Perhaps that very irreverence is what makes Vuitton designs suit her so well, much like Kristen Stewart’s own grunge aesthetic juxtaposes perfectly against Chanel tweed. So Lane might seem a bit out of place amid the branded wonderworld of Art Basel Miami Beach. She made an appearance at the L’Eden pop-up by Perrier-Jouet at Casa Faena, an art space-slash-Champagne repository with a particular absurdist quality. On its opening night, one might have spotted a dancer prancing en pointe atop a row of open Champagne bottles, or actress Sarah Jessica Parker emoting a W.H. Auden poem she had prepared for the occasion. It’s attracted an eclectic array of fashion folk since its opening Nov. 29, including Shanina Shaik, Martha Hunt, Andreja Pejic, and Lane.

Sasha Lane in Louis Vuitton at the L’Eden by Perrier-Jouet cocktail party in Miami Beach, Florida, December 2016.

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Who: Sasha Lane.

When: Thursday, December 1.

Where: A cocktail party hosted by L’Eden By Perrier-Jouet at Casa Faena as part of Art Basel Miami Beach in Miami Beach, Florida.

What: A sheer, gold-printed long-sleeved top with shoulder pads, black pants, and black, pointy-toed heeled booties.

Why: Just like Kristen Stewart opted to cut a Chanel t-shirt in half for the Cannes Film Festival, Sasha Lane opts for a cropped version of a look that walked the Louis Vuitton Spring 2017 runway. She might not have literally made the cut, but in a sheer top with waxed black pants, she offers a more androgynous riff on one of the sheer Vuitton gowns that have been recently worn by the likes of Michelle Williams for the Manchester by the Sea press tour. Iconoclast, indeed.

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