Stylist: Chris Horan
Outfit: Jean Paul Gaultier Couture by Olivier Rousteing
Makeup Artist: Lilly Keys
Hairstylist: Patrick Wilson
Manicurist: Cam Tran
Tights: Wolford
Shoes: Roger Vivier

Yesterday evening I saw Charli XCX attending Valentino‘s Couture show and that made think about an incredible outfit she wore to last year’s Business of Fashion 500 Gala.

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If you’d like to know more about what I am alluding to, keep on reading.

For the Gala, Charli donned a structured Jean Paul Gaultier short cut out jean dress with exaggerated shoulders and hips from the Fall 2022 Couture Collection.

1st, 2nd and 3rd photo are courtesy of Isidore Montag / | 4th photo is courtesy of Jean Paul Gaultier

The musician paired her fabulous ensemble with black patent leather Roger Vivier pointy pumps and black Wolford tights.

No jewelry adorned her body, her dress was a precious gem in itself.

Her makeup was courtesy of Lilly Keys who opted for a thick black long eyeliner and a lived-in makeup with a slight hint of brown eyeshadow applied on Charli‘s lower lash line and a bit lower–very much keeping up with her usual grungy vibe.

Hairstylist Patrick Wilson styled her hair in big waves separated by a center part, in contrast with the strict nature of her dress.

In some of the few shots available we were able to spot a black glossy square manicure, courtesy of French nail artist Cam Tran. Nothing otherworldly like we are used to with the famed artist, but this dress definitely called for some composure in all other aspects of the styling.

All in all, Charli‘s stylist Chris Horan is an absolute genius when it comes to bringing fresh new energy on the red carpet. He also doesn’t shy away from chic ensembles with clean silhouettes when the occasion requires it.

What I love most about him though, is that the man knows how to dress a curvy woman. Take Barbie Ferreira or Christina Aguilera, they wear the most fabulous and outrageous dresses sometimes and they look like a million bucks. Most stylists would play it safe but he doesn’t. And this truly means something to me.


The BoF 500 are people shaping the global fashion industry, who are part of a list curated by the editors of The Business of Fashion, based on nominations and on-the-ground intelligence from around the world.

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