Emily Ratajkowski has been switching things up. Over the past month, her style has become mature, moving away from the bare-it-all aesthetic we’ve come to expect.
The model-actor-author-businesswoman stepped out recently in a bevy of archival looks, but one of the most telling was her ensemble for Kendall Jenner’s birthday party: a Michael Kors–era Celine floral-print dress with a Christian Dior saddlebag. The dress was still sexy and curve skimming, but it wasn’t over-the-top femme fatale. Not a belly button in sight!
While plenty of celebrities have changed up their style by looking to designers’ archives, Ratajkowski reached for a label that isn’t especially trendy and hasn’t saturated the market.
Aside from a strappy John Galliano newspaper-print dress that she chose for an event during New York Fashion Week—a style that was famously also worn by Carrie Bradshaw—Ratajkowski’s vintage choices are more pared back. One of the sleekest was when she stepped out last week for her book signing in a Tom Ford–era Gucci spring 1996 fruit-print collared shirt (rare!) with black pants and a thin belt.
She also seems to be relying on grown-up vintage bags. She has been rotating between a black Gucci shoulder bag, a black Christian Dior saddlebag, a Louis Vuitton monogrammed bag, and a hulking Hermès Birkin bag that she carried to the spring 2023 Proenza Schouler show.
She wore the carryall with an optic-white coat and matching pleated pants. The whole ensemble was a literal clean slate—an expensive one at that, thanks to slick tailoring and sharp accessories. It’s the First Wives Club “You Don’t Own Me” scene, but less fussy, more severe, and incredibly sexy while being covered up.