Rock Crushed Velvet Like Karlie Kloss

by Erin Mayer

I have firmly believed for quite awhile now the Stevie Nicks is the only living human who can pull of crushed velvet, but apparently I was wrong. Karlie Kloss can also pull off crushed velvet. Purple crushed velvet, in fact. She channeled the '90s trend at Tiffany's event celebrating the new Tiffany T collection and now I want to run out and buy a similar dress to wear for every upcoming holiday party on my calendar.

Kloss looked like a total dream in a plush grey-ish purple halter gown that fell almost to the floor. She paired the lovely number with pointy black pumps, a simple stack of bangles (Tiffany, presumably), and glam blonde mermaid waves. The resulting ensemble was an interesting blend of minimalism and excess. I mean, there's nothing subtle about a dramatic dress covered in rich velvet, but Kloss balanced it out with intelligent styling.

Not only did the model pull something totally unexpected out of her sartorial hat, but she's convinced me to change my entire tune on crushed velvet. No need to be a rock legend or Taylor Swift's best friend to make this tricky fabric work. Crushed velvet is for all of us!

See what I mean? If you want to get your '90s witch on, might I suggest scooping up one of these options that I've located from around the web?

1. After Party Vintage Claudia Velvet Dress, $68,

2. High Neck Cut-Out Velvet Dress, $68,

3. Urban Renewal Remade Crushed Velvet Godet Dress, $79,

4. Jason Wu Drape Neck Backless Velvet Dress, $2, 745.