Could Miranda Kerr and Evan Spiegel Be L.A.'s Next Stylish It Couple?
The couple that dresses well together, stays together.
Supermodel Miranda Kerr and Snapchat co-founder and CEO Evan Spiegel made headlines earlier this week after they very publicly announced their engagement via Instagram (well, a screenshot of a Snapchat posted on Instagram).
The move was a surprising one, considering that generally, the couple keeps to themselves unlike the Hiddleswifts and Kimyes. Though Kerr is active on Instagram, she rarely posts personal photos (of either Spiegel or her 5-year-old son, Flynn, from her marriage to Orlando Bloom), and Spiegel's social media presence is rather ironically untraceable.
That being said, we have no doubt that the newly minted power couple will soon be spotted about town, given that they just purchased a new $12 million Brentwood home. They've already proved an interest in the SoCal social life, having made an appearance at Coachella together earlier this year. Perhaps they'll soon be spotted enjoying a lazy Saturday at Brentwood Country Mart, leaving an early morning Soul Cycle class or grabbing a cold one at Pressed Juicery?
When it comes to style, Kerr is an obvious L.A. icon (and paparazzi magnet). Who other than the Australian transplant with the perpetually sun-kissed glow could look so at home in the most L.A.-situation ever — posing poolside in a fuzzy turtleneck sweater and no pants?
Spiegel's style, on the other hand, is a bit more subtle.
His go-to look — t-shirts, pipe jeans and white sneakers — could be straight out of a frat boy’s closet. But it's far from cheap bro attire, unless that frat boy also happens to be educated in the world of luxe normcore, with a penchant for Japanese streetwear labels like Undercover, as well as the occasional Maison Martin Margiela piece.
Thanks to a few unsavory leaked emails from his undergrad days, Spiegel's bro-y reputation has followed him across Silicon Valley — but let’s not forget that the 26-year-old was born and raised in the Pacific Palisades, preppy style capital of Los Angeles, to wealthy Ivy League-educated parents.
His style echoes his upbringing: Spiegel told GQ that his high school staples included James Perse plain white tees ($60) and Common Projects ($410) sneakers, and since then he's folded brands like Rag & Bone and Saint Laurent into the mix. Unlike Mark Zuckerberg, with whom he constantly compared, Spiegel has taken the uber casual, monochromatic Silicon Valley look and given it a Silicon Beach upgrade, swapping off-brand hoodies for designer crew-neck sweaters.
Since the overnight success of Snapchat, Spiegel has found himself in plenty of fashion-adjacent situations, including a cover profile for the October 2015 issue of L’Uomo Vogue, for which he was outfitted in Dior Homme, Louis Vuitton, Bottega Veneta, Burberry and Brioni.
Fashion is even responsible for bringing Kerr and Spiegel together; the pair first met at a dinner event for Louis Vuitton in Los Angeles.
POWER COUPLE: Spiegel in all black and Common Projects sneakers and Kerr in Versace (left); Spiegel in a suit and Kerr in Balmain. (Photos: Getty Images)
Together, the couple has mastered the art of casual cool cocktail attire for L.A. soirees, as well as red carpet dressing for swankier affairs, striking that delicate balance with an effortlessness that all high-profile Angeleno power couples aspire to.
Style-wise, we can't wait to see what sizzle Kerr and Spiegel bring to the party circuit now that they are engaged. After all, there's really nothing more titillating to the L.A. social scene than a romance between a Pacific Palisades-spawned, Stanford-educated tech bro and a doe-eyed supermodel with a burgeoning handbag business.