Whether it’s Bella Hadid in an original 1987 Versace dress for Cannes 2022, or Zendaya in a 1956 Balmain gown, or Kim Kardashian, who recently wore several archived ’90s Dolce & Gabbana looks in Portofino, celebrities are opting for stunning, unique designer archives. friendly pieces that seem to reflect her personal style.
For her first red carpet appearance this year in Cannes, Hadid chose to exhibit a 1987 Versace dress designed by Gianni Versace herself. He designed it for the Austrian soprano and mezzo-soprano Helga Dernesch for a performance of the opera Salomé in Milan. The strapless dress has a draped black georgette bodice and panne velvet skirt, complete with an embellishment at the back.
Hadid is no stranger to donning archive clothing, she also wore a glorious vintage Jean Paul Gaultier gown to the Cannes 2021 opening ceremony, which he originally showed on the runway in 2002 on none other than supermodel Naomi Campbell.
Euphoria star Zendaya opted for a vibrant 1953 Balmain couture dress that epitomized “mid-century romance,” as Balmain’s official Instagram account wrote. Zendaya wore the green and red colored dress for the NAACP Image Awards in February 2022.
Musical star Ariana Grande wore a vintage 2003 Versace dress that her stylist Mimi Cuttrell spent months tracking down, the iconic dress Jennifer Garner wore in
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Reality TV star and business mogul Kim Kardashian recently wore several stunning Dolce & Gabbana archival designs on her trip to Portofino to attend her older sister Kourtney Kardashian’s wedding to Travis Barker.
Her first look is this dark gray crop top with crossed straps worn with matching colored pre-wedding leggings from Dolce & Gabbana’s 1991 SS catalogue.
She also wore this sheer black lace dress from D&G’s SS 1998 collection.
Her sister Kourtney Kardashian also wore a black archival fitted dress with appliquéd red roses from D&G’s Fall ’98 collection for one of her wedding reception looks. She accessorised her gothic dress with a matching short sheer veil and a pair of long matching gloves.
We love this trend of wearing archival clothing, it’s both sustainable and stylish. Repurposing vintage couture pieces is not only good for the planet, but also showcases the creativity of various iconic designers in updating archived vintage designs according to current, prevailing style and trends.