Chanel, Balmain, Gucci – WWD
It’s no secret that “Selling Sunset” is more than just a show about the luxury real estate market in Los Angeles.
Since the show premiered in 2019, the women of the hit Netflix reality series have become well known not only for their seemingly successful careers as agents, but also for their dramatic storylines and, of course, their bold and dynamic understanding of fashion that continued into the program’s fifth season, which debuted on Friday.
Cast members such as Christine Quinn, Heather Rae El Moussa, Mary Fitzgerald, Amanza Smith and Chrishell Stause leaned into a less conventional sense of everyday office attire, walking in sky-high heels no matter what. ‘opportunity. Meanwhile, Maya Vander and Davina Portratz have kept a simpler, sleek but still chic style on the show.
Its newcomers Emma Hernan, Vanessa Villela and now Chelsea Lazkani match the original cast’s energy of over-the-top attire, with the former two joining in the fourth season and the latter making waves with her fearless personality and outfits. of creators in the fifth.
The anticipated and drama-filled fifth season is no exception, as cast members like Quinn and Lazkani in particular have improved their sense of style, wearing brighter colors, bolder textures and patterns, and sporting more monochrome.
Topping the list for the most stylish is Quinn, styled by Kat Gosik, who is well known for her daring outfits and personality. From a flamboyant all-red outfit by Balmain to preppy looks by Alessandra Rich, Quinn didn’t shy away from style in season five.
“She’s so much fun, because she’s like a Barbie doll. Everything she wears looks good on her,” Gosik told WWD. “I love that her style is so diverse – we can be cool and edgy and also pink and fitted. Anything suits her.”
Quinn stays true to her so-called “goth Barbie” aura this season by rocking a BDSM-inspired look in an Area leather corset paired with black lace Gucci gloves and an Alessandra Rich snake necklace while rocking Malibu Barbie by wearing a pink tweed and Balmain denim dress.
“I think she likes to dress up. She doesn’t mind wearing heels and wearing uncomfortable pieces,” Gosik said. “To get the look, she will. I’ve worked with other people who, if the outfit isn’t comfortable, don’t want to wear it. Christine is like, ‘I’d do anything for the look.’
Up there with Quinn for the boldest personality and style is Lazkani, a London native who isn’t afraid to tell people what she really thinks. This season, the real estate agent seems to command nearly every room she walks into, not just because of her demeanor, but also because of her outfits.
During the fifth season, Lazkani wore designer outfits including a leather trench dress from Louis Vuitton and a head-to-toe Burberry outfit with a headband and matching Chanel bag. For her first visit to the Los Angeles-based Oppenheim Group, she wore a gold sequin dress by Balmain, while one of her at-home outfits was an all-pink ensemble by Area topped with a hot pink headband by Prada.
Quinn isn’t alone in the walking Barbie doll category, as fellow blonde cast members Hernan and El Moussa (formerly Young) also exude a feminine, chic energy in their everyday work attire and top off every look with Chanel, Dior or Gucci jewelry.
When she burst onto the scene in the fourth season, it looked like Hernan got her money’s worth in terms of both career and style. This season, the Boston native has been seen in outfits from Nadine Merabi, Sau Lee, Dion Lee, Bronx and Banco, among others, pairing them with bags from Bottega Veneta, Louis Vuitton, Gucci and more.
El Moussa, styled by Caitlin Jaymes, is more classic in her sense of style, wearing fitted silhouettes to strike the balance between “sexy and sophisticated.”
This season, the estate agent has worn designs from Fendi, Gucci, Ganni, Louis Vuitton and Retrofete while pairing them with jewelry from Chanel or Gucci and completing her look with handbags from Dior, Valentino and Chanel.
“[Heather] knows what suits him well. She doesn’t feel like she has to try every trend,” Jaymes told WWD. “Our goal is always to make sure everything fits his body and looks as feminine as [and] class, as possible. She doesn’t really care if she’s not, in quotes, the “hipest” girl. She wants to look presentable and fashionable.
One notable look El Moussa wore during the season was a custom Karen Sabag look for her bridal shower, which was perhaps Jaymes and El Moussa’s favorite look of the season. The off-white strapless mini dress captured her personality, covered in embellishments and finished with feathering on the hem.
“It was the perfect dress. Everyone in the shower kept saying, ‘If I could choose a dress that could describe Heather’s style.’ It was so beautiful,” Jaymes said.
Another agent with a unique understanding of fashion is Stause, who has risen to fame since appearing on the hit reality series. Although she works with stylist Andrew Gelwicks on events and projects outside of the show, Stause dresses up on “Selling Sunset.”
Like most of the women on the show, Stause is rarely seen in black, always wearing bright and vibrant hues such as yellow, pink, and green.
“She has a really good understanding of who she is and her style and aesthetic. But at the same time, she’s really open to experimenting and trying different things,” Gelwicks told WWD. “She loves color and I think she uses color really well, which I think is so refreshing. She has a really good ability to play with female silhouettes, but then juxtapose them with her own side and to truly own each piece.
Throughout the season, Stause is seen in designs by Cynthia Rowley, Staud, Hervé Legér, ALC, Alex Perry, Area, Ronny Kobo, and Balmain, among others. Known for her bright and bubbly personality, Stause manages to easily pull off the way she dresses both on and off the show.
“From my perspective, when I dress Chrishell, I think a lot of his personality comes into play,” Gelwick said. “She has such a vibrant personality, and I think that really shows in her fashion, in everything she wears. There’s a connection between what she wears and who Chrishell is and why we all love her. .
Although the entire fifth season premiered on Friday, a reunion is still in the works, which will premiere on May 6. Gelwicks helped style Stause for the next episode.
“I think the reunion look is definitely going to be one of my favorite looks. It’s just really dramatic and unlike anything Chrishell has been seen in, so I think being able to show a different side of her is so exciting,” Gelwicks said.
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