The New Vintage - Why Celebrities and Stylists are Crushing on Archival Fashion Right Now

The pull-power of the celebrity is a long known phenomenon, not least within the fashion realm.

Recently, the vintage designer category has become the latest to experience the hype factor, with the A-List set pioneering its revival.

A sustainable trend in luxury we are obviously on board with, we've been loving the outward celebration of some of the best of 80s and 90s Versace, Alaia, Dior, Gucci and Gaultier - iconic pieces of their era which still feel every bit as special in 2020.

Read on to take a look at some of our favourite archival looks that have been deservedly brought back into the limelight and how they're being reinterpreted for wear today.


On the left, Christy Turlington walks at the Chanel Haute Couture Spring/Summer 1993 show. On the right, Lily Rose Depp wore the incredible gown at the 2019 Met Gala. Keeping all other jewels to a minimum ensured all attention was on the dress, with a soft, feminine makeup and hair look to perfectly balance out the heavy metal detailing.



During London Fashion Week earlier this year, Kendall Jenner (to the right) wore a dress from Jean Paul Gaultier's Spring/Summer 1994 Haute Couture Show, with a simple centre-part up-do, hoops, boots and a vintage Louis Vuitton Pochette Accessoires. The ethereal, nature-inspired motif was used heavily throughout the collection, seen originally at Paris Fashion Week. 



At the British Vogue Fashion & Film Party in partnership with Tiffany & Co, Jourdan Dunn wore a strapless, form-fitting Jean Paul Gaultier gown with an asymmetrical beaded sleeve that trailed down her left arm. Taken from the designer’s haute couture spring/summer 1997 collection, it has timeless appeal.

To the right, the dress was worn originally on the runway by model Claudia Huidobro.


Double Dip: Bella Hadid wore this 2006 Roberto Cavalli Silk and Crystal Trimmed Dress at the Cannes Film Festival last year whilst Sharon Stone, ever the trend-setter pictured above with the eponymous designer, wore the same dress to the Cannes De Grisogno Party back in 2013.



Above left, Karen Mulder models for Versace, wearing a crystal encrusted miniskirt and fitted black plunging neckline at the 1995/96 Fall/Winter show. To the right, Kim Kardashian brings the look forward to 2020 with slicked back hair and a neutral makeup look.



An iconic sequinned Tom Ford for Gucci moment worn by Marina Vujovic in 2003. Late last year, British model Adwoa Aboah kept the look relevant and in line with the times at the GQ Men of the Year awards, by swapping the original fur stole for a cluster of earrings in the same stunning lime green colour.



To the right, Claudia Schiffer featured on the runway at Chanel's Spring/Summer 1993 Haute Couture Show, in a sheer muslin cocktail dress with a jewelled brooch feature and cape-like separate sleeves.  To the left, Margot Robbie wore a version of the vintage gown to the 2020 Oscars, sans headpiece, for a more modern approach.


Jennifer Aniston in 1999 Dior by John Galliano, at this year's Screen Actor's Guild Awards - we love that this was actually from her own personal closet, pairing it with a simple hair and makeup look to keep it feeling fresh. To the left, a similar gown from the same collection is showcased on the runway at Paris Fashion Week.



Shop our collection of vintage couture jewels, here.


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