As an eighteen-year-old fashion designer, businesswoman, and style icon, Kendall Jenner is the perfect person to take risks with her clothes. Not only has she proven that she can hold her own on a red carpet, but she’s the kind of trendsetter who can wear something completely hideous and still look awesome in it. Her sister and partner in crime, Kylie Jenner, recently debuted an ugly-but-cool new hairstyle, so it was only a matter of time before Kendall stepped up her game. Sure enough, the starlet walked this morning’s red carpet (for the opening ceremony of the Cannes Film Festival) in this disaster of a Chanel dress.
My first reaction to this dress was that it looked like a handful of used coffee filters duct taped to a slip. Upon further inspection, I’ve decided that it looks more like a pre-school art project made out of doilies and magic markers. Or maybe a pillowcase that got caught in a paper shredder. However you would describe the top of this dress, it’s definitely an unconventional look– but it’s kind of what we’ve come to expect from Chanel lately. From that oddly shaped robot dress that both Keira Knightley and Rihanna own to the beautiful peacock gown Kristen Stewart rocked at this year’s Met Gala, the famous label certainly isn’t shying away from weirdness.
Can Kendall pull this off? I’m going to say yes. She’s young, she’s daring, she’s fun. The shoes are hot and the overall silhouette isn’t bad at all. Could anyone else make this work? Probably not. Whether you love them or hate them, the Kardashian sisters have some kind of undeniable magic that makes even their ugliest outfits look cool. This dress is a disaster, but Kendall owns the hell out of it.
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