The 4 Best Vintage Red Carpet Moments, According to Celeb Stylist Mimi Cuttrell

Nobody appreciates a fresh-off-the-runway red carpet moment more than I do, but I get particularly excited when celebs choose to do the opposite and wear vintage pieces instead. Breathing new life into past-season garments is not only sustainable but incredibly chic. This is something celebrity stylist Mimi Cuttrell certainly knows a thing or two about, as she recently partnered with Depop because of her passion for vintage fashion. 

"There are so many unique pieces out there—designer and non-designer—that deserve to be repurposed into modern-day wardrobes," Cuttrell told Who What Wear. "Depop has such a wide variety of sellers, shops, and pieces that (with some intense searching at times) can elevate anyone’s closet. What resonated with me most about the company is that buying second-hand is more sustainable and environmentally friendly." Cuttrell also elaborated on exactly how she uses the platform when dressing her clients. "I source items from Depop by using keywords and filters that are tailored to my clients. I also follow Depop closets that source rare and unique vintage pieces."

Keep scrolling to read what Cuttrell had to say about her four favorite vintage red-carpet moments. 


Bella Hadid in Vintage Jean Paul Gaultier
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"This is Bella Hadid wearing archive Jean Paul Gaultier to the Naked Heart’s Gala Dinner in 2018," Cuttrell told Who What Wear. "This look is so gorgeous and is super special as it was pulled from Jean Paul Gaultier’s archive. The silhouette of the gown is so classic, yet the vibrant pink color modernizes it, thus making it such a memorable look." 


Madelyn Cline in Vintage Halston
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"Maddie Cline wore this amazing 1978 Halston dress for the Vanity Fair Young Hollywood red carpet. This look is memorable because of the parallel of old Hollywood glam nostalgia worn on a modern-day actress."


Gigi Hadid in Vintage Zac Posen
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"Here's Gigi Hadid in Zac Posen for the Pirelli Calendar event in 2018. I love this look because it still remains so elegant and timeless to me. One of my favorite looks ever."


Gigi Hadid in Vintage Tommy Hilfiger
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"This look is so special as it is a mix of a Tommy archive top and a suit from a more recent collection. I personally love mixing both vintage and new pieces together."

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