Olivia Wilde has proven that she isn’t afraid to experiment on the red carpet, wearing everything from hoods to grown-up crop tops. The high-fashion breastplate is the latest unorthodox fad that the Don’t Worry Darling filmmaker has experimented with.
For the Women Talking premiere in Los Angeles, Wilde wore look 1 from Gabriela Hearst’s spring/summer 2023 collection, a black dress with a gold breastplate made of moulded leather. It was a natural option for Wilde since she has been outspoken about the issue of gender discrimination in the film business and because it is a depiction of female empowerment.
Wilde is not the only celebrity to have worn a breastplate while walking the red carpet, of course. Zendaya made headlines in January 2020 when she appeared at the Critics’ Choice Awards donning a Tom Ford-designed hot-pink breastplate. Zendaya later opened up to British Vogue about how the designer’s team visited her home to “scan [her] boobs” in order to create the stunning look. The star also wore Loewe’s gold breastplate dress from spring/summer 2023 to the Women In Film Awards in LA the following year.
At the 2022 GQ Men of the Year awards, Sydney Sweeney further affirmed that breastplates are the upcoming fashion trend.
Sweeney dressed in black with an asymmetrical long sleeve, a turtleneck neckline, a black train, and a silver armored breastplate covering a cutout across the bodice to commemorate this year’s event. Sweeney’s clothing was made especially for her by LaQuan Smith. She added rings and silver hoops earrings as accessories.
Sweeney and Melissa Hernandez collaborated to develop a dramatic eye makeup look that featured wingtip eyeliner, silver eye shadow, and thick mascara. Additionally, Sweeney had a bare lip. Sweeney asked Glen Coco Oropeza to fix her hair, and he created a high pin-up bun for her with a single strand that fell down her face.
Sweeney was honored for her performance in HBO’s “Euphoria” and was included on the list of recipients. For her work on the program, the actress was nominated for an Emmy this year in the category of Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.
Kim Kardashian has also jumped on the breastplate trend. Kim’s Christmas outfit, she revealed on Twitter last year, was made by design house Schiaparelli, and may have been molded by the creative director Daniel Roseberry himself, whom the reality star tagged in her post. Taking to Instagram, Schiaparelli’s creative director Daniel Roseberry revealed the painstaking process it took to create Kim’s custom gown. “The six-pack bodice is molded leather, rubbed to be Jaguar green,” he revealed. While “the skirt is absinthe silk velvet, and the oversized pendant earrings are a sneak peak at the next couture collection.”
A behind-the-scenes film showed tailors working on the dress at the company’s workshop in Paris, including the amazing draping of the knotted silk skirt.
Then there’s Julia fox – on her Instagram Stories, Fox displayed the high-end armor in an ice variant, a bright blue Jacque Label breastplate with a trippy dripping effect . She coupled her tight skirt and dazzling purse with her fitting, dripping bodice that bares her torso.
Kim last year also sported multiple breast molds in the ad for her KKW Fragrance Opals collection. Kardashian’s versions, which Studio Silius created, were made of stone and looked more like works of art than genuine clothing.
At the Women in Film Honors at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles last night, Zendaya and stylist Law Roach created a significant fashion moment by having someone wear a gold breastplate on the red carpet. With a gold breastplate, Zendaya donned a gray Loewe dress. She accessorized with striking gold shoes and dangling earrings.