Candice at the MET: A Case for Classics
MET Gala 2017 brought about many buzz-worthy looks (think Rihanna's Comme des Garçons confection, Kendall's La Perla silk-crystal creation, P. Diddy's Rick Owens suit...) as designers and celebrities grappled with this year's theme: "Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between".
However, within the aesthetic excess and visual overload, Candice Swanepoel managed to stand out. Her outfit was deceptively familiar—a classic-cut Topshop dress accented by Lorraine Schwartz diamonds, a high ponytail, and a thick swoop of eyeliner—and that's what made it so breathtaking. The look plays upon silhouettes and contrast; it is the in-between of minimalist versus maximalist philosophies of style.
Candice herself completes the look—it's undeniable that the gown was made for her, and that her interpretation elevates it to something special. Be sure to check out Gordon von Steiner x VOGUE's video portrait of her below!
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