There’s definitely a reason we all had glow in the dark stars pasted all over our ceilings: space is cool, man. That inherent coolness (not to mention aesthetically-pleasing-ness) happens to extend to fashion as well — especially since space-themed couture has really been making the rounds over the past few fashion weeks. I think we can all pretty much agree that everything space is awesome — I mean, constellations? Planets? Nebulas? Galaxies? It’s all pretty tough to beat.
Perhaps most notably, Valentino and Zuhair Murad made major splashes with the trend. First, there was the Valentino Pre-Fall 2015 collection, which featured everything from planet-embroidered knee-high boots to constellation-emblazoned wool capes — and more recently, Zuhair Murad's Fall Couture collection took space and made it downright heavenly, with voluminous galactic ball gowns, celestial tiaras, and a whole slew of party dresses that say "starry night" almost as fabulously as one Vincent van Gogh.
Hopefully, Valentino and Zuhair Murad are just the tip of the iceberg — because really, nothing can quite take your breath away with a good old star-studded ball gown. They’re literally the stuff of fairytales (shout out to Allerleirauh, a slightly obscure Brothers Grimm tale about a princess with a magical dress “as dazzling as the stars"). Luckily for us, space-themed fashion has been all over the red carpets this year. Let's take a look at some of the most out-of-this-world out-of-this-world ensembles!
1. Lily Collins in Zuhair Murad
One of the best party frocks that ever partied (and she is killing it in the hair department).
2. Naomie Harris in Valentino
Now that, my friends, is how you rock a 007 premiere.
3. Kate Middleton in Tabitha Webb
The Duchess of Cambridge got in on the whole space-themed trend — and if she's not an arbiter of upcoming trends, I don't know who is.
4. Kate Mara in Valentino
Jupiters, Saturns, shooting stars, nebulas, pockets: This little frock’s got the works.
5. Angelababy in Zuhair Murad
Angelababy, whom you might recognize from recent headlines regarding her off-the-chain wedding (and accompanying handmade Christian Dior), wore this absolutely glorious Zuhair Murad ball gown to the Bazaar Star Charity Night in Beijing.
6. Saoirse Ronan in Valentino
Ultra-mod silhouettes and minutely-embroidered universes are a match made in heaven.
7. Natalie Portman in Dior
Let's face it; giant star brooches make everything better.
8. Brie Larson in Rodarte
Black tie meets hyperspace.
9. Lily James in Valentino
10. Jennifer Lopez in Valentino
What do you think? Are galaxies the new florals? Let's hope so!
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