“A simple silk panel adds an edge to this midi dress.”
“The mesh details in this chic white coat lend a modern feel.”
“Clear PVC sides make a classic pump suddenly subversive.”
Eva Green wears blazer and pants by Stella McCartney
There are women who appear to never put a foot wrong in the style stakes. And every one of them will own certain key items that they can pull, as needed, from their closets: a tuxedo pant, for example; a white shirt; a gray cashmere sweater; a trench coat in tan; a well-cut black shift dress. These pieces are wardrobe fail-safes; they transcend seasons, age and occasions. Just think of the undisputed style icons: Audrey Hepburn, Jane Birkin, Katharine Hepburn, Catherine Deneuve – you can instantly picture them in such attire, can’t you?
But it is also true that even the classics can benefit from a little fresh thinking – a new fabric, an extravagant detail, a shorter length – which is why this week’s issue is dedicated to the idea of sartorial
spins. For inspiration, turn to our cover shoot on page 11 with actress Eva Green, where she discusses the career-defining roles that changed her life and models the modern classics that will ensure you never put a foot wrong.
jennifer dickinson, senior editor
Photograph: David Bellemere