Photographers: Adrian Martin | Aaron Lippman
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Stylist: Rob Zangardi and Mariel Haenn
assisted by Hannah Margeson, Jill Petry and Jamie Danesi
Outfit: Fendi by Karl Lagerfeld and Silvia Venturini Fendi
Tailor: Lindsay Jones
Makeup Artist: Cedric Jolivet using YSL Beauty
Facialist: Iván Pol
Esthetician: Joanna Czech
Hairstylist: Candice Birns assisted by Adrian Alexi Gallardo using TRESemmé
Manicurist: Emi Kudo
Bag: Fendi
Jewelry: Reza

While I wait for next week, I am still going strong with my coverage of the MET Gala, and today I’d love to talk to you about Suki Waterhouse attending the event last year.

Waterhouse donned a Fendi sheer silk tulle dress covered in flower embroideries, stemming from the Spring 2019 Ready-to-Wear collection, paired with encrusted sandals with heels decorated with silver fringes.

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The choice was pondered and meaningful because it was Karl Lagerfeld‘s penultimate collection for the brand and also the final presentation for which he was alive, indeed in an interview for W Magazine, the actress/model explained why she chose a dress from the collection and what the designer meant to her:

“When it dawned on me that Spring 2019 was one of his last collections, I instantly became drawn to it.

When I think of Karl, I think of him as the fashion industry. He represented fashion to me, and getting to be around him was the highlight of any of my experiences working in fashion. […] Tonight, I’m wearing Fendi, and Karl and Fendi have the longest-lasting relationship between a designer and a fashion house. The weight of that is incredible. His footprint is incredible.”

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The blonde stunner also mentioned that she was drawn to the dress’ femininity, the craftsmanship and the embroidery, things for which Karl was known.

In some shots, she was also seen carrying a pink sequined Fendi Baguette bag with a lime green handle.

Let’s not forget the jewelry, everything was courtesy of Reza: a pair of ‘Branch‘ earrings featuring 24 cabochon rubies, 2 cabochon emeralds and 60 diamonds, a ‘Tour‘ ring in white and rose gold, featuring one pink sapphire and 108 white diamonds on her right index finger, a ‘Clos‘ ring featuring 2 pear cut diamonds on her left index finger, a ‘Flushed‘ ring featuring a 16.36 carat pink spinel and 10 white diamonds on her left middle finger and a ‘Fleche‘ ring featuring a 1.28 pear cut white diamond and 1.71 pear cut brown diamond on the same finger.

According to the aforementioned interview, when it came to the makeup, Suki and her makeup artist Cedric Jolivet played with colors, looking at mood boards that included pastels, pink lips, orange and green. A reference used loosely was Rihanna‘s makeup for the MET Gala 2017 (you can find it down below).

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The products used were courtesy of YSL Beauty and the brand provided its followers with a brief list that we’ll report here for you:

YSL Beauty – All Hours Foundation in ‘MC1‘;
YSL Beauty – Touche Éclat All-Over Brightening Pen in ‘02‘;
YSL Beauty – Nu Lip & Cheek Balmy Tint in ‘Pinch‘ and ‘Flush‘;
YSL Beauty – Couture Colour Clutch Eyeshadow Palette;
YSL Beauty – Rouge Volupté Shine – Oil-In-Stick Lipstick in ‘Nude Lingerie 150‘.

Thanks to an interview hairstylist Candice Birns gave InStyle, we were also able to trace back what inspired Suki‘s hairdo, which the pro described as an “effortlessly romantic and cool Bardot“, a sort of exaggeration of Waterhouse‘s signature look.

Here are all the products you’ll need to achieve the look, plus a little tutorial (courtesy of the publication):

Birns started with wet hair and combined a nickel size of the TRESemmé One Step Blowout and one pump of the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Serum to prep Suki‘s strands for the ultimate blowout. Then, she spritzed on the TRESemmé One Step Volume Mist at Waterhouse‘s roots and all over the scalp. For added volume, Birns used the TRESemmé Extra Hold Mousse.

After blowdrying, so that hair is about 80% dry, she then sectioned off her strands (minus Waterhouse‘s wispy bangs). Using a round brush, Birns wrapped the hair away from her face and held it for 30 seconds against a hairdryer. Once complete, she then twisted the hair back towards the face to release it from the brush. She repeated the process until all of Waterhouse‘s hair was styled.

For the bangs, Birns softly brushed them out and then used TRESemmé Ultra Fine Hairspray to lock everything in.”

Nail artist Emi Kudo created a playful manicure for the singer and songwriter, using the Aprés Gel Couleur nail polish in ‘Forgotten Film‘ and applying vintage butterfly stickers on the nails to match her floral dress.

Here is what Kudo shared with her Instagram followers (slightly edited for clarity):

“1. I filed her nails to shape them into round short nails. 
2. I pushed back her cuticles, cleansed underneath of her nails, buffed surface of nails and trimmed excess cuticles.
3. I cleansed her nails and applied 1 coat of “Base Gelcoat” from Aprés, then cured 30 seconds and followed with 2 coats of ‘Forgotten Film‘. 

4. I applied ‘Non Wipe Glossy Top Coat‘ from Aprés, then cured and cleansed surface of the nails. 
5. I applied vintage butterfly nail stickers, then applied ‘Base Gelcoat‘ again and placed gold decals and cured. 
6. I applied ‘Non Wipe Glossy Top coat‘ again and cured, then finished with cuticle oils to moisture cuticles.”

Waterhouse was styled by Rob Zangardi and Mariel Haenn. The glow-up is real! Check out @sukiwaterhouse flawless complexion after her LYMA Laser facial with the one and only @Joanna Czech ahead of the Met Gala. #LYMA #JoannaCzech #SukiWaterhouse #TheMetGalaFacial #LymaAtTheMet #BeautyDevices #SkinTok ♬ original sound – LYMA
@britishvogue New parents #SukiWaterhouse and #RobertPattinson were couple goals at the 2023 #MetGala ♬ son original – emma

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