They say imitation is the highest form of flattery. So what better way to show how much you j’adore fashion’s most flamboyant style icons than by dressing up as one of them for Halloween? For all of you still scrambling to throw a costume together, this one’s for you: our step-by-step guide to dressing up as Rachel Zoe, Karl Lagerfeld or Anna Dello Russo.
Rachel Zoe: For the stylist-turned-designer’s signature look, start with flares. Mirror her A-list style by grabbing your Humphrey Yale Flares and getting a little layer crazy. We’re talking a wild leopard fur coat over a black velvet jacket over a white blouse with an exaggerated bow. Finish off your boho-luxe costume in oversized sunnies, tons of bracelets and cocktails rings, a studded leather bag and a lipstick-stained Starbucks cup. You cannot accessorize enough. After all Zoe’s look is everything because she wears everything…all at once.
Karl Lagerfeld: Guys, we know girls tend to steal the Halloween spotlight, but it’s your turn this year. The Chanel mastermind said it himself, “Was it not every man’s desire in life to leave a lasting impression on the world?” Make yours by starting with an awesome white ponytail wig. Tuck a white tuxedo shirt and matching white tie into your Travis H20 jeans and throw on a snazzy black dinner jacket. Get the authentic Lagerfeld look with cut-out leather gloves, some Santa Fe-style necklaces and a pair of black sunglasses. And finally, please find a stuffed white cat to carry around. Choupette will not appreciate being left at home.
Anna Dello Russo: Make a badass entrance a la the Vogue Nippon editor in Black Coated James Twiggys and a white muscle tank. Your look wouldn’t be accurate without some eccentricity. So tie a gold gypsy belt around your waist and drape a shaggy coat, like this Miu Miu one, over your arms. Accessorize the look with a decadent cross necklace, extra large hoop earrings and, of course, stunning sunglasses.
Need more Halloween costume inspo? Watch this hilarious video from The Coveteur.