At the close of 2022, the future of the boudoir dress looked bright: a certain Florence Pugh donned the lace-heavy négligée to back-to-back red carpets, and they had flooded the SS23 collections — from Burberry to JW Anderson and Rodarte.
Now, Hollywood’s woman of the hour, Margot Robbie, has stamped the style with a seal of approval. Naturally, she did so with a slinky twist.
For Sunday’s Sydney premiere of the 1920s debauchery-flooded film, Babylon, in which she stars with Brad Pitt, the Australian actress selected a custom silk Versace gown in an ice-pale blue. The cinching frock was inspired by a vintage gown first seen on the Italian house’s SS95 catwalk, designed by the late Gianni Versace.
The orginal has been pictured on the likes of Nadja Auermann and Carla Bruni in the 90s, and Robbie looked every inch the supermodel as she continued its legacy. Her version has been noticeably updated: it featured a tight, corseted top, thigh-high slit and sumptuous red lace trim confirming its boudoir dress status.
Similar style slips are flying off the shelves this year. Liane Wiggins, head of womenswear at Matches Fashion, told us ealier this year that “delicate layers of precious fabrics and lace detailing was big for SS23. Dress them up for the evening, pair with a T-shirt and ballet flats in the spring, or roll-necks and boots during the colder months.”
Time to copy Margot’s moment?