Jessica Alba did it not once, but twice: at Valentino and then again at Stella McCartney. As did Nicole Richie, wearing high-contrast black and white at both Stella McCartney (where she matched Alba nicely in the front row) and at Givenchy. Kirsten Dunst matched beau Garrett Hedlund at Yves Saint Laurent. Daisy Lowe worked a black and white contrast top and bottom at Topshop’s Unique presentation during London Fashion Week. Miranda Kerr got in on a bit of the action arriving at LAX. Emma Stone at the premiere of The Croods in NYC. Milla Jovovich at Chanel. Cecile Cassel at Valentino.
We think you get the point.
This season, if everything isn’t black and white, we’re taking a page from John Wayne and asking, “why the heck not?”
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