If you are still looking for the perfect costume for Halloween, we have some fashionable ideas. We love an opportunity to dress up, but we also love the opportunity to play dress up in iconic looks that you wouldn’t feel silly leaving the house in. Here is how to channel like your favorite fashion icons for Halloween with pieces that you’ll want to wear for more than one night.
With over 30 years in the industry, Anna Wintour is the editor-in-chief of Vogue, the most iconic fashion magazine in the world. Her personal aesthetic is flawless and unmistakable and so is her demeanor. Recreate this look with Anna-approved staples such as black oversized sunnies, kitten heels, and jeweled choker-length necklaces. Leave the bag at home. Anna never needs one. Neither do you – at least for the night.
Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel has long be acclaimed for her revolutionary designs that liberated womenswear. Ladylike didn't have to mean restrictive. Her love for menswear and her approach to style set the standard for how women dressed for decades. To recreate her look, opt for iconic black and white – two colors she loved to wear herself. Layer on Chanel pearls and classic earrings. Who doesn’t want to wear Chanel from head to toe?
Actress, musician, and model Jane Birkin can also be thought of as a muse to both her former lover Serge Gainsbourg, shown above, and Hermès. Jean-Louis Dumas, the chief executive of Hermès, named the iconic Hermès Birkin after the ingénue after a chance meeting on a plane. He offered to design her a new bag after her signature basket was crushed. Recreate her effortless look with a basket or a Birkin – your choice.
Need a costume and a bag to hide all your secrets. Break out your Hermès Kelly and channel your inner Grace for a picture perfect moment. Grace Kelly, an actress and a princess, famously used the bag to cover her pregnant belly from the paparazzi. Recreate this look with a classic shirtdress and full-length fur.
GIANNI VERSACE & DONATELLA VERSACE
The 1980s was defined by a more is more attitude and there was no fashion brand more indicative of the times than Versace’s gilded glamour. Recreate this look with archival Versace and layer on the belts and jewelry. The key to the look is to keep it sultry. According to Donatella Versace: “In fashion, only sexy won’t go out of fashion.”