Fad or Flop: Celebrity Outfits from the Runway

The glitzy and glamorous life led by a celebrity is often highly romanticized in the media. Whenever they put on something stylish and sparkly for their premieres, events, and balls, the rest of us always think that they are wearing something custom-made. Although most of the time, they are wearing clothes that have already been worn by a model. Their precious pieces had already walked the runway before they were strutted on the red carpets, so the dresses don’t always look the same way on them. Many wear the attire as is, but others add their take on the outfit so that they can flaunt their personalities. Either way, a different body always means a different frame.

Take a look at how these celebrities splurged on their credit cards and bought designer runway ensembles for themselves. Some of them didn’t quite pull it off, but others looked better than the actual supermodel. Did the following icons start a fashion fad or, unfortunately, fail with a fashion flop? You decide!

1.Natalie Portman | Dior

Dior showed us a black and gold gown with sleeves and a high neckline. The beautiful dress fell elegantly on the model’s body and the rather sheer fabric exposed some of her torso. When actress Natalie Portman chose this ensemble to be worn to the Oscars awards night, she didn’t quite want to show off the same degree of skin, so she sported on a black bodysuit underneath the dress and put a black floor-length cape on.

The actress completely changed the look, making it almost thematic. She wore the cape as a statement, wherein the names of female directors that did not get Oscar nominations have been embroidered on the fabric in bright gold, Céline Sciamma (Portrait of a Lady on Fire), Melina Matsoukas (Queen & Slim), Mati Diop (Atlantics), Greta Gerwig (Little Women) and more. Portman certainly made heads turn that night, and not in the same way they did at the Dior fashion show.