There's not really any setting more conducive to a super-chic gala event than an iconic museum, is there? Especially when French fashion house Dior is throwing the party and the guest list is also a tabloid best-dressed list. Dior hosted the Guggenheim International Gala pre-party on Wednesday, where Grimes put on a killer, high-energy performance. Raf Simons, who is just on his way out as creative director for the luxury brand, was there, as was former Lucky editor-in-chief Eva Chen, who looked fresh to death in a leather top and a side-slit skirt. Keirnan Shipka all but solidified her style icon status in a rather elaborate Dior dress that featured an upper-abdomen cut-out (my favorite!) and beautiful beading in bright orange.
Let's go back to the fact that Grimes performed, shall we? She did a 30-minute set of clubby, electronica-forward songs, all while wearing sparkly Dior sneakers. The slightly androgynous Grimes, who is definitely not afraid to experiment with kooky style, is a really interesting choice for the house of Dior, which until very recently has been all about an elegant, super-feminine aesthetic. It seems the label is trying to tap into its younger, more playful side, and selecting Grimes to perform seems to be a testament to that.
Here's all the stand-out style from the impossibly chic party.
1. Keirnan Shipka
I love how Shipka always seems to channel her Mad Men character's sixties style, and this dress is no exception. The colors are the perfect combination, and I love that she wisely wore her hair up, to let the beadwork speak for itself.
2. TK Wonder & Cipriana Quann
It's always fun to coordinate matching outfits with your bestie, isn't it? Both ladies looked amazing in crop tops over pleated bottoms — palazzo pants for TK Wonder, and a maxi skirt for Quann.
3. Eva Chen
I knew Chen is edgy, but this is a whole new level for the style star. I love the skirt and top combo, but the tights seemed a little too casual for the evening's affair.
4. Eve Hewson
Where do I buy a metallic silver turtleneck made out of a disco ball like Hewson's? Asking for a friend...
5. Hannah Bronfman
This is actually a pretty cool look — the deep V-neck of the dress (filled in with white lace) adds a very Victorian touch, but the sleeveless-ness keeps it young.
6. A$AP Rocky
A$AP definitely has an aesthetic, and he rarely strays from it. Hey, it definitely works, and he looks great!
I love her ombre pink-to-purple ponytail, and while her outfit is not exactly what I think about when I think of Dior, there's something kind of cool about it, in a very nineties-kid way.