Call it the Wachowski effect. As the visionary work of the filmmaker sisters is enjoying a renaissance thanks to the release of The Matrix Resurrections, celebrities seem to be drawing inspiration from the fashions of Neo, Trinity and the leather-clad characters of the 90s sci-fi action movie. Certainly, Hailey Bieber and Kendall Jenner are referring to the franchise’s sleek aesthetic. for seasons, but last week actors and artists joined them in embracing the look.
While the tabloids were busy raising Uncut Gems star Julia Fox to it-girl status, Fox has been busy wearing remarkable clothes. While enjoying a night out with boyfriend Kanye West and Madonna at West Hollywood’s retro-themed nightclub Delilah, Fox wore a custom Factory New York crop top with built-in gloves and matching pants with a low rise from the waist up. early 2000s. As usual, Fox wore the pieces with bluster, adding one of 2022’s must-have accessories, Balenciaga’s miniature hourglass bag in a glossy black embossed croc material that pairs perfectly with all that shiny leather .
Elsewhere in Los Angeles, Jenner and Bieber stepped out in the sci-fi-inspired look they helped popularize, hosting the party for Fai Khadra’s collab with Oliver Peoples on the rooftop of private club Pluto. Bieber opted for layers of black leather, his Attico bootcut pants, long Magda Butrym trench coat and vintage Tom Ford for Gucci shirt working perfectly together. Jenner’s take on leather was irreverent; in another material or color, her miniskirt, boots and cardigan would have looked cute, but in all black and worn with the sleek hues from Khadra’s collection, the jumpsuit was fit for a dominatrix.
Of course, there’s more than one way to do futurism, and stars around the world have had fun giving the concept their spin. Barbarella-style boots were all the rage – Bella Hadid left Craig’s restaurant in Hollywood wearing Justine Clenquet mod white patent Edie boots, while Gray Sorrenti stole the show in Milan during the fall 2022 menswear collection from Fendi in a python version of the look – just like luxury outerwear. Leave it to Rihanna and FKA Twigs to reinvent the humble puffer jacket as a top for sheer dresses and an all-weather showcase for an enduring logo addiction.