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The Dress: A red crochet dress with sheer black lace detail from Jonathan Simkhai’s 2017 resort collection.
The Wearer: Supermodel Ashley Graham.
The Event: Vogue’s pre-Met Gala dinner, The Last Saturday in April, where Graham was joined by Katy Perry, Alexa Chung, Anna Sui and more of the fashion industry’s biggest names. The party came just two days before this evening’s main event, which touts celebrities, models, designers and more on its exclusive guest list.
Why It Matters: Graham proves crochet can work on any size. The 29-year-old plus-size model updated the frock by shortening both the length of the red applique, which hit just below the hip, and the hem, which she trimmed from ankle-length to calf-length. She cinched the waist with a leather belt.
Styled by Jeff Kim, she paired the look with a slicked-back ponytail and easy, open-toed sandals, achieving that effortlessly put-together look that has made Simkhai a go-to for everyone from Lorde to Michelle Obama to 13-year-old Stranger Things breakout star Millie Bobby Brown.
Simkhai’s personal politics also have made him popular among the Hollywood set. His “Feminist AF” tees, which he debuted on the runway at his fall 2017 presentation in New York in February, have been spotted on Karlie Kloss, Zendaya, Olivia Wilde and Emily Ratajkowski.
Where to Buy: The dome lace corded applique dress is now available at JonathanSimkhai.com for $1,695.
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