Fashion designer Coco Chanel revolutionized the female fashion industry when she launched her first suit in 1914. Prior to this, it was expected that women dress in a feminine manner which meant skirts and dresses despite their inconvenience and impracticality. The suit was quickly favored by celebrities such as Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly and soon became a staple menswear-inspired outfit that would last for generations. Follow along for 10 female celebrities who rocked a tuxedo over a dress on the red carpet in the last decade:
10. Rihanna — 2009 Metropolitan Gala
In 2009, Rihanna stepped out at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s annual Costume Institute exhibition rocking an extravagant power suit in the most Rihanna way possible! The MET gala is already coined as one of the year’s most dramatic fashion displays, so adding Rihanna into the mix was a surefire must-see style moment! The star rocked a masculine-inspired tuxedo that featured exaggerated puffed sleeve detailing and a luxurious silky texture. She topped the suit off with black gloves, chunky pumps and sleek side-parted updo.
9. Diane Keaton — 2004 Academy Awards
Diane Keaton is known for her menswear-inspired red carpet looks and this one in particular created a standout fashion moment. She incorporated all aspects of the tuxedo, from the underlying vest to the polished tie and finished the look off with charcoal gloves and a structured top hat. To ensure the look still had feminine detailing, the blazer she wore had a long line shape that cinched in her waist and she opted for shoes with a delicate pointed toe to elongate her legs.
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