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Stylist: Andrew Mukamal
Skirt: Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello
Bra: Tiffany & Co. by Elsa Peretti
Makeup Artist: Nina Park using YSL Beauty
Hairstylist: Nikki Nelms
Manicurist: Casey Herman
Bag: Saint Laurent
Shoes: Saint Laurent sandals (not visible)
Jewelry: Tiffany & Co.

On Tuesday, I watched the fifth video by stylist Kate Young on her new Youtube channel and the theme of it was the late Elsa Peretti (who sadly died in March 2021). Apart from being hypnotized by Kate‘s fashion history knowledge, the mention of Zoë Kravitz wearing one of Elsa‘s creations during an event was the starting point of this article.

The event in question was the Vanity Fair Oscar Afterparty held at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 24, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California.

Zoë dressed in a pretty effortless way as per usual: a Saint Laurent high-waisted silk skirt and a very fine limited edition Tiffany & Co. by Elsa Peretti 18-karat gold halter mesh bra (worth $24,000).

Upon further research, a Harper’s Bazaar article was the best at explaining the history of the bra: “The piece forms part of the Elsa Peretti Mesh collection, which was first introduced with a similar gold halter-style bralet in the 1970s. The former model-turned-jewellery designer, who has been working with Tiffany & Co. for more than four decades, was inspired by ‘the beautiful and exotic atmosphere’ she encountered on a trip to Jaipur for the original collection in the ’70s. She created the mesh bra as soon as she returned to New York, and her close friend Halston then featured it in his 1975 fashion show. Thanks to the show’s huge success, Tiffany & Co. was inundated with requests for gold bras–and the Elsa Peretti Mesh collection was born.”

From @ninapark’s Instagram

“To create the fine mesh, delicate gold is intricately woven to flow like water and drape like fabric around the body’s contours. […] The form is malleable and ergonomic, crafted using an exclusive technology created specifically for the jewellery house.”

Kravitz also accessorized the look with five platinum bracelets, a pair of pear-shaped earrings and three diamond rings (two Etoile five-row diamond band rings pavé-set in platinum on her left index finger and her engagement vintage one on her left ring finger–it was curated by The One I Love, an antique and modern jewelry store in NYC).

On the red carpet she brought with her a Saint Laurent black lambskin leather tassel Opyum bag.

We could also count on her makeup artist Nina Park for the beauty breakdown, straight from her Instagram feed (we edited some descriptions for clarity–everything is YSL Beauty):

Touché Eclat High Cover Concealer in #4.5 Golden;
Touché Eclat All-In-One Glow Tinted Moisturizer in B40 Sand – Light 3;
Soufflé d’Eclat Loose Powder in #3 Peach;
Touché Eclat Glow Shot Highlighter in #3 Sunset;
Couture Brow Slim Pencil in #4 Brun Granite;
Dessin Du Regard Waterproof Eye Pencil in #11 Gris Désinvolte;
Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils Noir Radical;
Couture Palette Eye Contouring in #14 Rosy Contouring;
Baby Doll Kiss & Blush Duo Stick in #6 From Prude to Nude;
Touché Eclat Shimmer Stick in #3 Rose Gold;
Dessin des Lèvres Lip Styler in #10 Vermillon;
Tatouage Couture Matte Lip Stain in #23 Singular Taupe.

For further information about Elsa Peretti and her work at Tiffany & Co., I suggest you to watch Kate Young‘s video down below.

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