How Mandy Moore Turned the Break Out Style Star of Couture Week


Final summer time, Celine Dion was the unrefuted breakout star of couture week. Her stylist, the all mighty Legislation Roach, dressed her in all the things from Cube Kayek to Christian Dior.

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In response to an interview Roach did with WWD, she apparently hadn’t been to a trend present in “in all probability 20 years.” We shouldn’t have been shocked by Dion’s presence, nevertheless. The singer, who’s value an estimated $800 million, is an precise couture shopper. After all, she must be at couture.

A yr later, the girl to peek our consideration at couture got here within the type of a unique sort of musician; a previously sugary candy pop sensation turned critically acclaimed dramatic actress.

Couture Mandy Moore Couture Mandy Moore Credit score: jonny cournoyer

The identify Mandy Moore could have beforehand drummed up pictures of child tees and butterfly hair clips, however go away it to stylist Cristina Ehrlich, by the top of couture week, she’s change into a bonafide fashionista in her personal proper.

“Mandy and I’ve labored collectively for a couple of months now, so this journey to Paris was actually an amazing bonding second the place we may all, as a staff together with her hair and make-up staff [Ashley & Jenn Streicher], solidify our path going into the upcoming Emmys season,” Ehrlich advised completely.

Cristina Ehrlich Cristina Ehrlich Credit score: Cristina Ehrlich

With Emmy’s approaching quickly (you’ll find out all the things it’s essential find out about that right here), Ehrlich and Moore had been looking out for that particular je ne sais quoi that might assure Moore’s spot on the Greatest Dressed Listing. “There have been a pair silhouettes at Valentino and Giambattista that I do know Mandy would look unbelievable in. Our favourite would possibly want to remain a secret for now,” she says. The suspense.

Couture Mandy Moore Couture Mandy Moore Credit score: Cristina Ehrlich

Ehrlich herself isn’t any stranger to couture. The stylist, who additionally works with Greta Gerwig, Laura Dern, and Uzo Aduba has been doing the European trend week factor for years. Final summer time, she introduced Priyanka Chopra to the Armani Prive present. And along with hanging with Moore this season, she hung out with Penelope Cruz, a longtime shopper, who was there for the Chanel Couture present.

Cristina Ehrlich Cristina Ehrlich Credit score: Edward Berthelot/Getty Photographs

“Haute Couture is certainly essentially the most particular of all of the "trend weeks,” Ehrlich explains. “Particularly now in a world the place designers are anticipated to supply so many collections in a calendar yr, couture remains to be one thing that feels extraordinarily particular and born from a spot of creativeness, quite than interesting to the plenty. Whereas loads of the appears to be like on the runway aren't even essentially "wearable" it's unbelievable to witness that creativeness come to life.”

Thus, one has to decorate for the event. With tons and plenty and many garments.

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“Being in a international metropolis with a protracted listing of occasions to dress for, we actually aimed to indicate a large arc style-wise, which I feel we achieved. It was much less intentional and extra so coming from a spot of desirous to have enjoyable and draw exterior the traces somewhat greater than we would for a crimson carpet.”

Moore was markedly extra fashion-focused than standard. Not that she ever was poorly dressed, thoughts you, however the actress beforehand caught to safer appears to be like, extra conventional designers, issues that simply form of labored.

Final week, she walked the streets of Paris in Schiapparelli, Dior, even (maintain your breath) Alaia.

“I feel Mandy would say her favourite look [from the week] was the Dior T-shirt and tulle skirt with booties to see the Dior Haute Couture present,” Ehrlich says. “Personally, mine was the two-tone pink Schiapparelli costume to the Schiapparelli present as a result of the colour felt actually recent and impactful, however the costume itself was very easy. Additionally, the footwear and jewellery had been spectacular.”

So what can we anticipate from this new dynamic trend duo within the coming months?

“Subtle Californian,” her stylist says. “She likes to put on attire, however ones she will be able to throw on together with her favourite pair of slides and costume up with a bag from Loewe or Saint Laurent. Mandy is aware of what she likes and what appears to be like greatest. Our collaboration exists in that she actually permits us to current new concepts and new designers she could have by no means worn earlier than.”

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