Red carpet fashion is always worth talking about, and 2023’s looks were no different. Between all the awards shows and highly anticipated premieres, 2023 brought some serious glamorous – and controversial – red-carpet looks!
Greta Lee at the Academy Museum Gala
Greta Lee showed up to the Academy Museum Gala looking classy, sultry, and glamorous.
This custom-made Loewe piece looks absolutely stunning on the budding star.
Elsa Hosk at the Cannes Film Festival
Elsa Hosk seemingly couldn’t decide which dress to wear to the Cannes Film Festival so she opted for two pieces. The model said that she was inspired by the Viktor&Rolf dress the moment she saw it on the runway.
Hosk explained, “I was blown away by how when spinning and moving, the dress would look so surreal and beautiful and even ugly at times and not only was it breathtaking to me but also reminded me to not take fashion too seriously.”
Sydney Sweeney at the Met Gala
Sydney Sweeney perfectly encapsulated the Met Gala’s demand that “Celebrities, designers, and change-makers are challenged to create costumes that serve as both a fashion statement and a tribute to the concept.”
The actress donned a stunningly beaded dress that fit as if it was made for her. The Miu Miu gown’s bow topped off the piece beautifully.
Angela Bassett at the Academy Awards
Angela Bassett looked like the Hollywood royalty she is at the Academy Awards in a Moschino gown.
The actress accessorized with a Judith Leiber disco ball purse and a Bulgari diamond necklace. She looked absolutely perfect!
Margot Robbie at the LA premiere of Barbie
Margot Robbie continued to prove that she’s a real-life Barbie at the film’s LA premiere.
The actress explained, “We’re finding Barbie references from decades past and just doing it really for the big Barbie fans out there, people who are actually collecting those Barbies. We’re hoping to get them excited. We’re pairing Barbie references with great designers.” This particular piece was created by Schiaparelli.
We don’t know about you, but we can’t wait to see the fashion 2024 will bring!
Balenciaga, renowned for reinventing fashion norms, continues to make waves in the industry with its distinct and unconventional designs. Led by creative director Demna Gvasalia, the brand consistently pushes boundaries, delivering unique takes on clothing, accessories, and footwear. The newest addition to Balenciaga’s lineup is the Men’s Defender “Worn-Out” Sneaker, which takes its name quite literally!
The Latest Release
The Men’s Defender “Worn-Out” Sneaker by Balenciaga embraces a deliberately weathered aesthetic, appearing as if it’s covered in dirt and dust. Despite its rugged appearance on its silhouette, the shoe retains its original design, featuring lightweight mesh uppers and exaggerated chunky soles.
An Upgraded Edgy Style
The sneaker goes beyond just a worn-out look. This special Balenciaga sneaker boasts a 0.5-inch arch and a dramatic jumbo tire treaded sole, enhancing its edgy appeal. Crafted in China, the sneaker comes in a distinct 9700 Beige Destro color, characterized by a bright white tone with cream undertones. Abrasions and bold scuff marks adorn the lower perimeters and outsole, adding to its worn-out effect.
The iconic branding of Balenciaga is subtly incorporated into the design, with the signature logo debossed at the back, on the tongue, and at the edge of the toe of the shoe. The silhouette also features a destroyed nylon and mesh upper, giving it a distinctive look. Additional details include a wipe with a soft cloth, stained laces, and a convenient back pull-on tab, further contributing to its striking aesthetic and rugged appearance.
Availability and Price
Priced at $1,550, the Balenciaga Men’s Defender “Worn-Out” Sneaker is now available for purchase at all the Balenciaga stores and through various famed high-end retailers, including Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus. The brand continues to be highly sought-after in the luxury category, celebrated for its creativity, craftsmanship, and contributions to the fashion industry, and the new sneaker undoubtedly upholds the brand’s unique legacy.