To launch her much-anticipated Rhode line in Los Angeles on Thursday night, Hailey Bieber chose young designer Duy Tran, whose skin-baring label Fanci Club already has Blackpink’s Jennie and Rosé among its many fans. Instead of wearing one of the Vietnamese creative’s regular designs, Bieber wore a custom version of the brand’s Bloody Groom Top and Colt Skirt in silvery nylon, which looked great with the glazed doughnut skin. Adding to the Y2K mood of the ensemble? Prada Re-Edition 2005 is a re-release of the 2005 Prada collection. Cornflower blue iridescent bag with platformed heels sandals by Steve Madden.
The look is not only representative of Hailey’s fun, Noughties-inspired aesthetic, but it’s also long-lasting. Tran creates his designs from “damaged secondhand materials” found in Vietnam, such as deadstock and thrifted fabrics. He previously told Vogue, “I’m influenced by the beauty of ’90s Vietnam and Asia [in general], and of course designers like John Galliano and Vivienne Westwood.” “However, recognizing the beauty of neglected things, my surrounds, and nature is my greatest source of inspiration.” The materials I bought at the secondhand market that day inspired the majority of my creations. Every piece is one-of-a-kind and can’t be found anywhere else.”
The Rhode creator wasn’t the only Insta-girl in sight who advocated for a more eco-friendly approach to party apparel. After securing a thrifted Givenchy suit from Tab Vintage for a screening of The Kardashians earlier this week, Kendall Jenner showed up to support her friend in a dress from Vivienne Westwood White Label’s autumn/winter 1991 collection, printed with tiny angels lifted from Jean-Honore Fragonard’s 1767 Rococo masterpiece, “The Swarm of Cupids.”