Can Gen Xers Pull Off Millennial Pink? Jenna Lyons Shows How It’s Done

As Harry Styles rocked out in a custom Edward Sexton millennial pink suit this morning, just across town, former J.Crew executive creative director and president Jenna Lyons proved that the cheery color can be sported by grown-ups, too. Lyons has long lent feminine twists to menswear tailoring, deviating from convention at events and Met Galas past in everything from denim to cashmere V-necks offset with feathers, embellishments, and ball skirts. Earlier today, however, the designer took a more minimal approach in As Ever’s jumpsuit.

The fresh rose hue added a girlish spin to the workwear silhouette. Extra polish came courtesy of a tailored camel topper, leather tote, and pointy-toe pumps, while Lyons’s signature thick-rimmed frames added a bookish touch. Swap out the coat for a tuxedo jacket, and you’d have a modern high-low mash-up perfect for a Lyons-style evening out.


Your Fly Is Showing: Here’s Why the Exposed Zipper Rules

Feeling a little bit frisky of late? So is Vetements. Just last week, the label released a deliciously rude pair of jeans as part of its Spring 2017 Vetements x Levi’s collaboration with a visible zipper fly that left little to the imagination. It goes a full 360 degrees from front to butt, adding a perverted twist to standard denim. Vetements isn’t the only label jumping onto the risqué-chic look: Off-White toyed with a prominent O-ring zipper, and the up-and-coming, Bella Hadid–beloved label Lorod went the minimalist route with an exposed thin zip that hit the sweet spot. So why the flashy fly now? The little detail brings a bit of easy cheek to the standard jean without going over the top—the sort of subdued seduction that feels perfect for spring.

For the same reason, button flies have been getting some literal exposure, too. Similar to Alexander Wang’s cut-across button fly for Fall 2017, AG applied the diagonal concept to its cropped flares this season. Unravel Project went the opposite direction, flipping its denim inside out to show a can’t-miss-it take on the standard button-up crotch. Another novel twist came at Ellery, which switched out the standard silver button for a glint of gold. If you’re looking to draw attention with an actual drawstring à la Off-White, grab a pair of Aries Arise slouchy slit denim pants fastened at the waist with a piece of statement-making twine. More of a skirt girl? Linder’s Fall 2017 corset-style mini has a bold version, while House of Holland’s in-season item sports a cool button-meets-zipper on an A-line silhouette. Whichever you choose, an out-in-the-open fly is a sure way to add bite to your warm-weather wardrobe. Here, 16 ways to get the look.

Jaden Smith and New Girlfriend Odessa Adlon Make Casual Look Cool

Don’t expect Jaden Smith to show up in board shorts and a Hawaiian shirt when it’s time to hit the beach. On a trip to Miami with actress Odessa Adlon, his rumored new girlfriend, the always-original actor put a unique spin on warm-weather style by revisiting the look of the ’90s: a kitschy pair of patchwork MSFTSrep jeans and a black T-shirt covered in eagles and lightning bolts. Throw in a set of freshly bleached dreads and plenty of PDA with Adlon, and you have Smith at his casual best.

Adlon’s own offbeat fashion choices make her an equal standout ahead of her small-screen arc on Nashville. Here, she followed Smith’s lead by doubling down on retro essentials with a Simpsons tee, choker, and belted mom jeans—a combo pulled straight out of 1995. To that, Adlon added hoop earrings, ankle boots, and a single red rose that looked like a romantic gift.

The couple’s low-key look underscores one of fashion’s great ironies—that no one loves ’90s nostalgia more than those who didn’t really live through it. Having spent years in skorts and lace chokers, Gen Xers may never want to see those trends again, while current teens can’t stop embracing the era’s hallmarks. Smith’s love of the decade is particularly well documented—he frequently cites Spike, the bleach-blond sometimes villain from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, as one of his style icons—and it seems like he has finally found someone who shares his enthusiasm. Young, in love, and fashionably in sync—we expect plenty more throwbacks ahead.

Ashley Olsen Gives Geek-Chic Dressing a Cool Twist

Ashley Olsen has always known the game-changing power of a good pair of shoes, and yesterday in New York, she proved the importance of dressing from the ground up yet again. The designer typically favors a muted palette where the rest of her look is concerned, and her elegant olive coat was just the right way to counterbalance lo-fi sneakers.

To give her optic-white kicks an unexpected geeky twist, Olsen accessorized them with marled pink socks. She also pulled out a more familiar styling trick, namely carrying two bags at once. Retro shades and an oatmeal funnel-neck top were the only other additions she made to her voluminous statement topper.

Balenciaga, All in Black

With its new out-of-house exhibition “Balenciaga: L’Oeuvre au Noir” at the Musée Bourdelle, the Palais Galliera pays homage to “the couturier of couturiers.” The first in a trio of Spanish-themed exhibitions in Paris this year, the show offers an advance glimpse of the revered designer’s work, which will also be the subject of the retrospective “Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion,” which opens on May 27th at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

The idea of focusing solely on the color black came from a visit to Madrid, explained Véronique Belloir, the director of haute couture collections at the Palais Galliera, during an advance preview. “We realized that we could really spotlight creation, shape, volume, and construction because we weren’t distracted by color,” she said.

In the scenography, the Palais Galliera director Olivier Saillard made the most of the museum’s vertical space, propping dresses up high and arranging them in mirrored stands as a counterpoint to the museum’s sculpture collection. Documents and photos accompany finished pieces from private collections and the archives. There are also toiles, which Cristóbal Balenciaga worked in black, too. “We think that he did this because with black you realize immediately whether the proportions are right,” she said.

Of the 60 or so pieces on show, many still astonish. Among them: an atypical little black dress from 1960 with a wrap-around design and off-center shoulder straps. Another abstract construction from winter 1967 in custom-woven gazar is held up with simple bead straps. It may be 50 years old, but it would not have been out of place on the runway this season. In fact, many of the clothes and jewelry in the show look as covetable today as they must have been then.

Mounting the exhibition also offered up its share of surprises. “One sees the dress from the outside, but once you look at the construction inside you understand that it’s not just an envelope placed on a body,” noted Belloir. Upon examining one dress, a veteran pattern maker for the house offered to come out of retirement in order to retro-engineer a toile just because she’d never seen anything like it. “Balenciaga took liberties that not just anyone can take because he knew the materials by heart,” concluded Belloir. “A dress can look so simple, and yet the sensitivity is remarkable.”

“Balenciaga: L’Oeuvre au Noir” will run from March 8th to July 16th, 2017, at the Musée Bourdelle in Paris. Open Tuesday–Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 18 Rue Antoine Bourdelle, Paris, France.

Karlie Brushes Off Destiny’s Child Mistake

While many of us have things we’d like to forget from the early Noughties (diamanté boob tubes and velour, hi there), for Karlie Kloss it was something that she did forget that caused her embarrassment this week.


The model mistook TLC’s Waterfalls for a Destiny’s Child song in a piece for Love Magazine – in which she declared herself a “mega fan” of the band and answered questions about her heroes – but Kloss brushed the error off with signature good humour.

Kloss has had a busy start to 2017, returning to New York in the last few days after spending time in Australia earlier this month. She has also taken on a role as a correspondent on new Netflix factual show Bill Nye Saves The World.

Rosie Confirms Her Pregnancy

Rosie Huntington-whiteley has confirmed her pregnancy with a picture showcasing her growing bump on the beach. The model and entrepreneur – who has been the subject of pregnancy rumours for some months – chose to share the news on her own terms, directly with her almost seven million Instagram followers, via a picture taken by her fiancé, actor Jason Statham.

The model has spoken before of her desire to be a mother one day, as well as of her own upbringing in the Devon countryside. Two of her model friends – Candice Swanepoel and Behati Prinsloo – welcomed babies towards the end of last year and, while it was thought that Huntington-Whiteley’s next focus would be her wedding following her engagement to Statham just over a year ago, it now appears that the event will be delayed a little, at least until her baby has arrived.