Steal This Look: Green in McQueen

Illustration by Hilton Dresden

We know what you’ve been thinking ever since seeing the latest collection for Alexander McQueen, shot by Ethan James Green: how do I rock this new couture while still letting my green hair flourish? The answer is simple, really: you just need to tousle your emerald curls, throw on an embellished capelet and a satiny slip with matching gloves, and take a deep breath. The three words that describe this look are simple, sensible, and snakelike. And if you really want to capture this vibe, it’s all in the details. Read on for the insider tricks.

The McQueen Capelet – AW ’17.

The most crucial piece for this ensemble isn’t readily available just yet, but you can feast your eyes on it in the new McQueen lookbook.

Photo by Ethan James Green.

In the meantime, you’ll have to make do with something similar – might be time to bust out that embroidery thread.

The Pink Satin Slip.

Pair your heavy, statement outerwear with a feminine, fragile little satin slip.  ASOS has cheap-yet-chic options:

The Gloves and Glam.

Ideally, you’ll be matching your gloves to the color of your slip for a cohesive color palette, but we know it’s not always easy to nail that pastel pink in two different products. However, we’ve managed to track down this viable option from MrCostumes.com:

A ring over a gloved finger goes a long way toward achieving the couture-meets-creature of the night look we’re striving for. In terms of styling, green hair is a must – ideally you’ll be incorporating products into your regimen that give a wet, just-showered, tousled vibe, and if you’ve got some powerful pomade feel free to plaster some ringlets to your forehead. Finish with a Queen Amidala-inspired lip and you’re ready for the runway.

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