When it comes to her fashion choices, Tilda Swinton tends to inspire strong feelings in her fans from the forums. There’s always something a bit avant garde and unexpected in her outfits and it’s easy to see why she has served as a muse for several designers. Her latest look at the Marie Claire Prix de la Moda Awards at the French Embassy, which consisted of metallic jewel-toned Haider Ackermann separates (she also attended the event with the designer), basically had us swooning. Unsurprisingly it was also the Fashion Spot's "Look of the Day" on Friday.
Kobro22 referred to Tilda and Haider as “a match made in Heaven,” and HeatherAnne co-signed that idea. She wrote, “[Tilda] looks so cool and chic in that color combination, I can't imagine it on anyone else though. Once again, loving her makeup, her skin is flawless.”
Northern Star was blown away. “She looks astonishing,” he posted. “How the hell it all works I haven't got a clue, but it does, in spades. The shoes are unreal. Plus, I'm thinking I want Tilda and Haider to turn up everywhere together. What a striking pair.”
Scott was also a fan. He commented, “I like this look on Tilda a lot. I wasn't crazy about the use of those shiny silks [in Haider Ackermann’s collection] but I love how she interpreted those pieces here. It looks rather quietly decadent… rich… like some kind of luscious mid-ages French upholstery… tailored to her body in non-flamboyant way.”
Need I say anything more? If you don't already "get" her appeal then you probably won't, but those of us who do can just sit back and stare in wonder at how she does it.
Image: Tilda Swinton and Haider Ackermann – daylife via the Fashion Spot forums.
TheFashionSpot's Forum Buzz editor, Chrissy Makkas, has been a member and moderator of the tFS forums since early 2005. She regularly reports on hot topics and up-to-the-minute commentary from the forums, and highlights what trendsetting members are shopping for and wearing from week to week in her popular "What We Bought" and "Forum Street Style" features. You can find ChrissyM in the forums here.