A new year is upon us, and with it a long winter, and an open horizon. Some will ring out false resolutions, only to fall back into old behaviors. Others will take charge of their destinies and claim their power. Welcome to Capricorn, the sign of the master, majesty and powerhouse. This is the sign of grit and glory, of the leader who can plan ahead, the one who can face any challenge and go another hundred rounds.
Launching the winter season, Capricorn’s aesthetic is all about endurance, strength and authority. With a pantheon that includes Dolly Parton, Shirley Bassey and Donna Summer, Capricorn knows how to stay on top for a long run. The Capricornian closet includes pieces made to last over long and definitive careers. This Chanel jacket, this YSL watch, is meant to stay with you for decades to come.
Capricorn favors moguls, icons and empresses, who glide into boardrooms and call the shots. It’s all about the natural command of one’s god-given power, projected for all to see and honor. There’s only room for one boss. This year, will it be you? Embrace your power with these Capricorn season style picks.
Over a brief but bright career, Aaliyah defined Capricornian cool with a sleek musical presence and outsize style. Stomping out of limos in menswear, underwear-as-outerwear, baggy pants and every iconic frame of sunglasses imaginable, Aaliyah could make the outrageous look subtle, the spectacular look casual. No matter what she wore, she took herself seriously, commanding everyone else to do the same. Claim the exalted one’s confidence with Chanel’s Brown Acetate CC Sunglasses, and the Navy Guccissima New York Yankees Zip Around Wallet.
In her time at the White House, First Lady Michelle Obama embodied Capricorn’s poise, strength and surety. Collaborating with fellow Capricorns like Rachel Roy and Carolina Herrera, Obama chose looks that projected dignity without compromising charm. And beyond state functions, Obama has pulled off Balenciaga thigh-highs, Sergio Hudson sequin jumpsuits and leather streetwear. Once you’ve made it to the highest seat in the land, you can really start taking risks. Put new takes on classic looks with the Balenciaga Pink Agneau Classic Town Bag, and Gucci’s Pink Multicolor Canvas Flora Tote Medium.
The sign of long-term planning knows how to look ahead, into the far future. At his own label and in collaborations with Prada, Dior, Calvin Klein and beyond, Raf Simons has exhibited a vision for a chic and superior future, in which gender and power can be negotiated and transformed. Simons’ takes on uniforms, hyper-construction and masculinity have been embraced by the likes of Rihanna, Travis Scott, Future and beyond. Step into the next era with Dior’s Ivory 3-D Printed Thermoplastic Lady Dior, and the Prada Multicolor Vinyl Tote Large.
There is only one actor who could convincingly play Dune’s intergalactic emperor-to-be Paul Atreides, flamboyant bon vivant Willy Wonka, and radical rock ‘n roller Bob Dylan. While most actors of his generation puff themselves up with muscles and overblown masculinity, Timotheé Chalamet exudes power through glamour. In sequined hoodies, silk jumpsuits and even Louis Vuitton harnesses, Chalamet has brought an imperial splendor to cinema, fashion and the contemporary romantic imagination. All you need to pull off the impossible is confidence, cool and a good sense of humor. Go bold with the YSL Black Embossed Leather Belt Bag, and the Louis Vuitton Black Epi Brazza Wallet.
Capricorn is the sign of authority and masculinity, so, naturally, its style emissaries love to dance around the gender spectrum. Take David Bowie, Annie Lennox and FKA Twigs, three of music’s greatest innovators, who have never failed to mesmerize when it comes to aesthetic experimentation. Twigs has modernized corsets and wielded swords; Lennox played with everything from Victorian ball gowns to ’80s menswear; and Bowie employed androgyny as a means of musical exploration. Push boundaries with the Chanel Multicolor Gripoix Statement Necklace, and the Christian Dior Black Calfskin Saddle Belt Bag.