Though it was a somber day across the country in the wake of Donald Trump’s win over Hillary Clinton in the presidential election, Hollywood’s rising class of stars still found cause to celebrate each other at the Hollywood Reporter’s Next Gen event honoring under-35 actors like Suki Waterhouse and Alexandra Shipp. Waterhouse, who, in addition to launching her accessories line with best friend Poppy Jamie, Pop & Suki, is in post-production for no fewer than five film and television projects, wore a Roberto Cavalli Resort design, one of Peter Dundas’s last before he stepped down as creative director of the Italian brand. But her choice wasn’t just an aesthetic one: She told the magazine hosting her that night that her choice was an homage to Hillary Clinton: “This is for her,” she said. (That being said, we have a hard time imagining the former Secretary of State rocking something quite so gaudy, but on Waterhouse, it works.)
Who: Suki Waterhouse.
When: Wednesday, November 9.
Where: The Hollywood Reporter’s Next Gen celebration at the Nightingale Plaza club in Los Angeles, California.
What: A bright periwinkle-blue suit with floral accents with a matching ruffled chiffon button-down shirt and oversized belt buckle from Roberto Cavalli’s Resort 2017 collection, accessorized with cocktail rings, Ashley Pittman earrings, layered necklaces by Randall Scott and Sylva & Cie, and an envelope-shaped crossbody with a chain strap by Tyler Ellis.
Why: Roberto Cavalli isn’t exactly known for his subtle designs, and Peter Dundas’s Resort 2017 collection for the Italian brand was no exception. It girl, actress, and designer Suki Waterhouse, with her retro tastes, Bohemian-chic look, and love for vintage, makes a perfect pairing with a ’70s-inspired pantsuit by Cavalli. With its floral details, wide legs, and complementary chiffon button-down, it’s not even so much ’70s-inspired as torn straight from a disco lookbook, with a bit of southwest Americana thrown in for good measure. It might not be a political look, but it sure makes a statement.