This summer, it’s not just superheroes who are suiting up. Hollywood’s hottest celebs are switching out gossamer gowns and sprightly sundresses for strong shoulders, sharp lapels and tailored trousers.
It all started in May, when Kristen Stewart showed up for jury duty at the Cannes Film Festival sporting an array of sparkling tuxes, tweed trouser ensembles and slouchy suits drenched in attitude.
Since then, a smattering of stars including Issa Rae, Thandie Newton and Jane Fonda have hit the red carpet in matching pants and jackets. And while the season’s most fashionable flick, “Ocean’s 8,” features an embarrassment of extravagant dresses, it’s Cate Blanchett’s swaggering David Bowie-worthy suits that steal the show.
“A suit makes you feel powerful, with the crisp shoulders and architectural tailoring,” Stewart’s stylist Tara Swennen tells The Post. And though it might seem staid, she calls the silhouette a “building block” for a fabulous look: “There’s so much opportunity to play and have fun.”
Here, Swennen, along with bespoke tailors Amber Doyle and Emily Meyer, dissect some of the season’s best suits, and share tips for how to replicate the looks, even if you don’t have their famous frames.