NYFW: Thakoon Makes a Strong Case for the Perfect Oscars Party Dress
We may have just spotted the ultimate looks for Oscar-nominated Keira Knightley and Emma Stone at the designer's fall 2015 presentation.
While there's probably about a 60 degree temperature divide between New York and L.A. this week, both towns are out making the scene in very different ways — there's New York Fashion Week and the upcoming week of several pre-Oscar parties at night. There were no celebrities at Thakoon's fall 2015 show (unless you count Anna Wintour in a streaked tan fur that matched her streaked tan hair) — and can you blame A-listers for not wanting to leave L.A. this week? — we've got an idea that every celeb in L.A. and her stylist is trying to get their hands on some of the chic new fall dresses marching down this week's New York runways. While the Oscars are all about couture, there would be no greater status for one than to nab a hot dress from next season's collection (as opposed to resort and spring, which are not even fully delivered to stores yet) for one of the pre- or post-Oscar parties this coming week.
Thakoon — who's been having quite a Hollywood moment in the last year, often dressing Taylor Schilling and having just dressed Maggie Gyllenhaal for the SAG Awards — showed a collection filled with spice market-colored patchwork furs, long chiffon dresses paired with sweaters and soft pin stripe trousers worn with sleeveless matching jackets; and turned out three dresses at the end of the show that would look fabulous at any agency or studio party this week, not to mention Vanity Fair's Oscar after party.
Keira Knightley and Emma Stone, take note: Look 28 is a long striking nude A-line column with a black mesh overlay covered with big red burn-out splotches, perfect for a pregnant nominee (hint, hint); look 30 is a black chiffon dress with a tiny red-dot print, featuring the double sex appeal of a plunging v-neck (all the rage at the Grammys and everywhere else lately) and a slit up the front of the soft, over-the-knee skirt, with sheer sleeves; and look 33, a black sparkle v-neck sparkle dress with a jaunty car wash multi-split hem.