What do we feel like rocking tonight? Anything but old-school eveningwear. Karlie Kloss teams up with Daft Punk to prove just how inspired a night on the town this month can be—whatever your generation.
“Is that really Daft Punk?” The refrain was echoed in several languages on a recent afternoon as a burgeoning swarm of tourists and local professionals scrambled for their iPhones to capture the electronic-music duo decked out in their full-robot-helmet regalia and strolling down West Forty-second Street with Karlie Kloss. Soon the mob began blocking traffic, attracting the attention of three of New York’s Finest, who had one very direct question for Daft Punk: “Can we take a picture with you?” With a silent nod, the robots obliged—and within minutes, Instagram was inundated with hashtagged snapshots of our shoot.
Look like the most chic replicant from Blade Runner at the EDM-centric Electric Zoo festival on Randall’s Island, which kicks off at the end of the month. Chloé cream space-age shift overlaid with a jeweled cage dress; shift at Barneys New York, NYC. Salvatore Ferragamo silver minaudière. Alexis Bittar for 3.1 Phillip Lim earrings. Daft Punk wears Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane throughout (with their own trademark helmets and gloves, of course).
At Robert Wilson’s avant-garde benefit for the Watermill Center, performance artists meander the grounds in little more than body paint—or, say, white ape costumes. It’s not easy to turn heads, but this Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci embroidered organza sweater, worn over a tulle dress with a tubular belt, should do the trick. Clothing at givenchy.com.
Light a fire with an evening of Shakespeare at a Broadway preview of Romeo and Juliet, starring Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad as the red-hot lovers. Dolce & Gabbana dress slathered with scarlet jewels; select Dolce & Gabbana boutiques. Ralph Lauren Collection chandelier earrings.
A feather-ruffling number is perfect for the L.A. premiere of Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, Rooney Mara’s latest. Gucci satin top and sequined feather skirt; select Gucci boutiques. Dior Fine Jewelry diamond pendant necklace. Lucifer Vir Honestus butterfly ring. Jimmy Choo bag.
Be the girl with the pearl at the first-night preview of the new Rembrandt show at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Alexander McQueen pearl-embellished coatdress of black laser-cut leather and metal belt; Alexander McQueen, NYC. Belstaff clutch. Cesare Paciotti sandals.
Spotted at Marea chef Michael White’s newest outpost, the Butterfly: a sophisticated frock about to take flight. Escada silk coat with embroidered feathers; Escada, NYC. Lanvin fuchsia silk-and-cotton dress; Lanvin, Beverly Hills. Van Cleef & Arpels bird-of-paradise cuff bracelet.
The sonic-sculpting Frenchmen behind the helmets would be dream dates for
the opening of “Soundings: A Contemporary Score,” the first major sound-art show at the Museum of Modern Art. Balmain embroidered metallic leather minidress and black suede boots; Maxfield, L.A. Louis Vuitton cuff.
You’ve got an evening wedding in a downtown loft. Hmmm. A boringly appropriate cocktail shift? Wrong. Fancy-funky metallic pants and a 1930s-esque stole? Ding-ding! Vera Wang Collection lavender metallic brocade top, pants, and fox stole Vera Wang, NYC. Carolina Amato gloves. Lanvin loafers.
When New York City’s Governors Island hosts its Jazz Age Lawn Party, be ready to meet the retro theme with glass beads a-blazing. The Row cotton-and-silk top with glass-bead embroidery; select Saks Fifth Avenue stores.
In this story: hair, Malcolm Edwards; makeup, Mark Carrasquillo. Produced by Oliver Hicks for North Six. Production design, Piers Hanmer for Art + Commerce.
VOGUE USA by Mark Guiducci | photographed by Craig McDean
Fashion Editor: Tabitha Simmons.
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