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Awards season is always full of glitz, glamor and conversation-provoking style. But after the Hollywood elite walked the Red carpet of golden globes on January 10, there was something conspicuously missing from the majority of onlookers’ looks: a Necklace.
Ever since red carpets have existed, celebrities have shone in the most eye-catching and statement-making necklaces. In fact, the company jewelry the loan dates back to the 1930s and has become something of a phenomenon, leading to some of the most iconic moments in Hollywood fashion history.
Necklaces have also been the subject of some of the biggest red carpet headlines over the years. When Gwyneth Paltrow wore a $165,000 princess cut diamond around the neck Oscars in 1999, his famous father purchased for her after winning her class that night. Fast forward 20 years, and Lady Gaga carried the 30 million dollars Tiffany Diamond at the 2019 Oscars – which was last worn by Audrey Hepburn on the “Breakfast At Tiffany’s” press tour.
While fashion designers and jewelers once sought out the most eye-catching, expensive and, sometimes, controversial neck accessories, it seems the tides are turning in Hollywood. At the latest round of awards shows, stars like Selena Gomez, Daisy EdgarJones and Quinta Brunson (to name a few) have been spotted with completely bare cleavage.
When it comes to styling the rising star Madelyn Clin for the 2023 Critics’ Choice Award, Mimi Cuttrell says the feathered Givenchy dress the actor wore was a statement in itself: “I wanted it to be more about the dress, and I thought the earrings were the perfect complement to that. I didn’t want it to be more about the dress. jewelry dominates or competes with the look, and a bare neck made her feel youthful and clean.
This notion of youth seems to be the common thread running through the majority of stylists’ collarless decision-making.
Mary Fellowes — who’s been embracing the trend for several years now — tells Fashionista she’s relieved to see fewer necklaces on the red carpet. “I find that fine jewelry necklaces can be extremely aging,” she says. “Most of their design hasn’t changed much in a few centuries, so I rarely use them.”
Fellowes also notes that high-value necklaces can present a sometimes vulgar display of wealth. In times of pandemic, war and life crisis, she feels that “senseless extravagance seems so out of touch and outdated”.
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Mickey Freemana New York-based stylist, also omits necklaces to avoid a sense of extravagance: “[A clear décolletage can help] create [another layer] of texture […] without crossing the threshold of their appearance as a mere ostentatious display.
Freeman also thinks the current resurgence of a collarless trend dates back to Diorit is Spring 2022 Haute Couture collection. On the runway, not a single necklace was displayed – instead, necklines were met with bare collarbones.
Freeman echoed the preference for a youthful display, saying, “[the female collarbone], in my quasi-biological opinion, perpetually means beauty and youth.
The bare neck may not be new, but this current red carpet fashion has many people worried about what we’re seeing (or not seeing) this awards season.
How do celebrities balance the lack of ornamentation? Stylists opt for trendy earrings to add a touch of sparkle, without taking away from the cleanliness of a flawless neck.
Laura Sophie Cox — who does “The Bear” actor (and rising fashion queen) Ayo Edebiri’s hair — tells Fashionista that a “simple […] diamond earring [can] add a touch of couture in the look.
While the absence of jewelry has captured the attention of fashion commentators around the world, the fact is that, as with any trend, it’s only a matter of time before oversized pendants take over the mainstream again. the scene.
In the meantime, embracing the “less is more” mentality seems like the key to an effortlessly classic look. As a stylist white holly says, “Don’t be afraid to show your cleavage. It can be uplifting and give you confidence.
These interviews have been edited and condensed for clarity.