Joan Smalls, Sky Ferreira, and Karlie Kloss at Carine Roitfeld and MAC’s Le Bal in Paris.
Oh what we would give to have been in Paris last night, even just a fly on the wall at Carine Roitfeld and MAC’s Le Bal last night? MTV Style was in the house, with our House of Style hosts Karlie Kloss and Joan Smalls looking INCREDIBLE (but is that really a surprise *hair toss*), though, so we can’t say we totally missed out, but still. We wonder if there was a dress code in effect because the theme of the night was definitely all black everything. You can count on the high fashion set to take something simple and work it out, though, because this black was most certainly not even close to basic. Joan went sheer with her black, wearing a long, filmy gown with strategically placed embellishments, sleek, center parted hair, and the night’s other necessary look: a super smokey eye. That last part should come as no surprise, as smudged kohl is one of Carine’s signature looks, and this was her party, after all. Sky Ferreira took a different tack with her all black, wearing a super 90’s short sleeved turtleneck (the trend continues!), A-line skirt in what is either velvet or sateen, a wide belt at her waist and her signature super bleached-out hair messy and parted deep on the side. Sky’s beauty look was still based around a smudgy black eye, but unlike Joan, who paired hers with a nude lip, Sky went with a punch bowl pout, looking like she had moments before been eating a cherry popsicle. Karlie’s look was something akin to a Parisian warrior, in a high-necked dress with a perfectly placed slit up and gorgeous geometric cut outs. Karlie kept her lips bare like Joan, but went for a side part, adding that Parisian, “oh this old thing?” flair that’s so totally irresistible.
Carine Roitfeld hosts Le Bal with Mac, Cara Delevigne, and Anna Dello Russo.
We couldn’t write about Le Bal without writing about its fabulous host, Carine Roitfeld. A fashion icon without a doubt, Carine has been busy this year, leaving her post as Editor in Chief of French Vogue to found her own magazine, CR, and, of course, launching her own makeup line with MAC. Her signature super-smudged, black liner and sexy, edgy style was a clear influence on all of the outfits of the night, and her own look was pure Carine. Messy makeup and loose hair were dramatically juxtaposed by the airy but still severe lines of her victorian-esque top, which is part gown, part cape, apron-looking skirt and black pants. Is the skirt over pants thing really coming back? We’ll have to wait and see. Also working the black-not-basic look was the ever fabulous Anna Dello Russo, who paired a witchy gown with a heavy hat and veil. We love how Anna’s hair, red lips and accessories break up this otherwise monochrome look. Breaking the mold was Cara Delevigne, who opted for a sheer, patterned gown in various shades of blue, with minimal makeup and a side part.
What was your favorite look at Le Bal last night?