Photographer: Daniel Derro Regan

Stylist: Dani Michelle assisted by
Liz Mahon, Maren Taylor and Madeline Isaacs
Outfit: archive Jean Paul Gaultier Couture
Tailor: Mia Paranto x 7thBoneTailoring
Makeup Artist: Mary Phillips using Kylie Cosmetics
Hairstylist: Jen Atkin
Colorist: Matt Rez
Manicurist: Zola Ganzorigt
Shoes: Manolo Blahnik
Clutch: Jeffrey Levinson
Jewelry: Lorraine Schwartz

I’m all for it when it comes to reminisce about the greats of the fashion world, so of course I couldn’t miss the chance to write about a stunning archival piece that made headlines during this year’s Vanity Fair Oscar Afterparty.

Kendall Jenner didn’t come to play when she chose to wear it to the famous exclusive party, and it was even better to realize that other versions of it existed and created the same buzz many many years ago–not for nothing, the designer who created it was nicknamed “enfant terrible“.

For the event, Kendall donned an archive Jean Paul Gaultier long gold and black mermaid dress with a plunging neckline from the Spring-Summer 2008 Couture collection.

Photo courtesy of Daniele Oberrauch

According to her stylist Dani Michelle, she paired her ensemble with black Manolo Blahnik sandals, Lorraine Schwartz The Nudes stud earrings and a Jeffrey Levinson Finley Mirrored Gold clutch.

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Would you like to know a fun fact about this dress? Apparently Marion Cotillard wore its custom ivory version to the 80th Annual Academy Awards in 2008, numerous outlets cited the dress as one of the greatest Oscar gowns of all time. The actress was nominated for her role as French singer Édith Piaf in “La Vie en Rose“. It was the first time an Oscar had been given for a French-language role and she deservedly won it. 

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Kendall‘s makeup was simple, muted and skin focused. Makeup artist Mary Phillips relied on cream products that she then set with powder ones. Rose-y, orange-y and brown tones were masterfully mixed together so that everything looked as earthy as possible, making sure the skin had room to breathe (if you recall, Kendall suffers from acne, so she tries to stay away from cakey makeup altogether).

Of course the model supported her sister, so it came as no surprise that Phillips used Kylie Cosmetics products to enhance her features; here are all the details, straight from the MUA’s Instagram (slightly edited for clarity):

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Kylie Cosmetics – Lip and Cheek Glow Balm in “Feelings Neutral” and “Pink Me Up“;  
Kylie Cosmetics – Pressed Blush Powder in “Winter Kissed“;

Kylie Cosmetics – Setting Powder in “Translucent“;

Kylie Cosmetics – Pressed Bronzing Powder in “Tequila Tan“;

Kylie Cosmetics – Lip and Cheek Glow Balm in “Off the Clock“;

Kylie Cosmetics – The Bronze Pressed Powder Palette, shades: “Tell Me More” and “Unmatched“;
Kylie Cosmetics – Gel Eyeliner Pencil in “001 Matte Black” and Kyliner Brush Tip Liquid Eyeliner Pen in “Black“;
Kybrow – Pencil in “Medium Brown” and Kybrow Gel; 

Kylie Cosmetics – Lip Liner in shade “Iced Latte” and Lip Blush Kit in shade “Sister Sister“.

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Hairstylist Jen Atkin styled her hair in a messy updo with gentle tendrils caressing her face, while manicurist Zola Ganzorigt opted for a clean shiny transparent square manicure, one of Kendall‘s signature styles.

I’ve been loving Kendall‘s effortless style since the moment she has started collaborating with Dani Michelle. The stylist attended the Daily Front Row‘s 7th Annual Fashion Los Angeles Awards this past Sunday, where she was the Style Curator recipient.

Wether it is a vintage or emerging designer, Danielle (pictured below) has the ability to pull the best choices for her clients, helping them become fashion icons in their own right and influencing consumers’ decisions when it comes to what’s cool and what’s not.

I said it and I’ll say it again: stylists make or break a celebrity, there’s no way around it and I’ll always make sure that they’ll be given their hard earned respect for what they do.

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↓ You can watch some red carpet official footage down below ↓

@voguefrance @Kendall Jenner et @Kylie Jenner sur le tapis rouge de l’after-party Vanity Fair des #Oscars2023. Vous préférez quel look? ✨ #oscars #vanityfairoscarparty #kendalljenner #kyliejenner ♬ son original – Vogue France
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