For months, It women of all styles and sizes have been proving that archival and classic appears are the best way of the longer term. Bella Hadid simply attended the Cannes Movie Pageant in a bunch of clothes that had been all at the least 20 years outdated whereas Maisie Williams simply pulled from Junya Watanabe’s archives for the proper gown for her latest Pistol premiere. Classic items can say lots in regards to the wearer, it proves they’ve entry to those designers’ archives, or know somebody who does, but it surely additionally exhibits an appreciation of trend historical past, and a recognition of the round nature of developments. Pop It lady Dua Lipa has made it very clear over the previous few months that she’s recreation for a classic look each every now and then (although she additionally loves buying from the present exhibits). So, it was no shock when the singer confirmed up in her most up-to-date video in 4 classic appears, creating the last word showcase along with her stylist Lorenzo Posocco of what archival trend has to supply.
Lipa is first seen in the “Potion” video, trapped in an the other way up automotive on a sand dune. The pop star sings from contained in the automobile, exhibiting off the primary look from the three and a half minute video, a Christian Dior by John Galliano mini gown, courtesy of Tab Classic. The floral sample and uneven hem of the gown matches nicely into the castaway nature of the scene as Lipa rolls round within the sand on the neon-hued island.
There’s solely a second to soak up the Dior earlier than we’re on to the subsequent look, which Lipa exhibits off whereas strutting down a protracted hallway. This ensemble was obtained by means of Christelle McCracken of My Runway Archive, and it’s made up of a Roberto Cavalli spring/summer time 2003 pheasant print shirt tied as much as exhibit the singer’s abs, a Cavalli spring/summer time 2002 uneven skirt with a lion printed on the entrance, and a pair of Dior fall/winter 2000 knee-high boots.
The archive appears continued in the course of the video’s dance sequence, which discovered Lipa in one other look from My Runway Archive. Persevering with with the early aughts theme, the singer wore a silver slip gown with an uneven hem and a crystal-embellished design on the entrance from Cavalli spring/summer time 2000. She paired the gown with some extra Dior boots, a monogrammed calf-high pair that had been worn by Beyoncé within the “Jumpin’ Jumpin’” music video. McCracken additionally supplied classic Cavalli and Valentino clothes for Lipa’s background dancers to put on within the sequence so as to actually full the Y2K fantasy.
And that brings us to the ultimate classic look from the video, as a result of you realize they needed to get a few of Tom Ford’s Gucci in there. The music ends with a shot of Lipa leaning on her collaborator, Calvin Harris, carrying a blue snakeskin spring/summer time 2000 gown, with a keyhole element within the entrance, additionally obtained by means of Tab Classic. This piece has a little bit of superstar historical past behind it as nicely, as Gwyneth Paltrow wore an extended model to the Met Gala again in 1999.
Whereas many pop stars would have usually commissioned 4 new appears for a video like this, Lipa’s resolution to go classic is notable from an environmental standpoint as nicely. After all, Lipa does fee appears for different initiatives, like her tour, however for a star like her, who wears a brand new outfit each single day, it’s good to assume she acknowledges the impression of that and does take alternatives to keep away from including to the already very wasteful trend business, whereas additionally offering a enjoyable journey down trend’s latest reminiscence lane.