Our Fave Look Of The Week: Naomi's All-Alaia Outfit
You've seen "The Face" fashion so far, but there's nothing like actually watching it on the screen right? Especially when it's supermodel Naomi Campbell giving a runway tutorial wearing an entire outfit comprised of pieces by legendary designer Azzedine Alaïa. Black and white is so totally major for Spring, so take some inspiration from the Queen of the Runway and put together a similar ensemble of your own. Here's how.
Take a closer look at Naomi in her elegant, but sexy Alaïa ensemble, showing the girls how it's done. Check out the expressions of sheer exhilaration from the model contestants, who are probably also making mental notes on how to copy Naomi's outfit.
A Bolero Knit Cardigan: So simple, classic and ridiculously versatile. You can throw it over a printed dress or use it as an element of a mod outfit like Naomi's. Mossimo Women's Cropped Cardigan in Black, $17.99, target.com
White Sleeveless Top: If you plan on showing lots of leg, opt for a higher neckline to keep it classy. Also, go with a body-con fit smoothly tuck into the skirt. Topshop Cropped Mock Turtleneck, $20, nordstrom.com
Flippy Skirt: An A-line piece gives a fun, youthful flair the whole look. Go with a thicker fabric and texture to ensure a structured silhouette. Black Ribbed Pleated Skirt, $30 (from $60), topshop.com
Statement Belt: A perforated obi-style like Naomi's Alaïa would set you back a cool $2,247 (it's so gorgeous though, isn't it?). Or take three digits off that number with this gold-buckled vegan leather style. Double Buckle Waist Belt, $8.70, forever21.com
Cool White Heels: White platforms aren't easy to pull off. A too thick heel here or a shoddy cut-out there and they can look, well, cheap. Of course, Azzedine Alaïa's delicate laser cut accents and high-ankle coverage on Naomi's are beautiful and luxurious—no doubt about that. We like this strappy style, too. The architectural, almost hidden platform gives a touch of height, but isn't garish, and the cap-toe detail is elegant and interesting. Plus, the price is right. Jeffrey Campbell Don't Even Platform—White Leather, $145, nastygal.com