Julia Fox rose to fame in 2021 after a brief but indelible relationship with Kanye West, and has since become an almost constant source of internet chatter. She has achieved this with her sartorial unpredictability and DIY-ing a bandeau top and matching bottoms out of a single pair of jeans using just a pair of scissors. Her now quintessential finger-painted black eyeliner look is fast becoming the enfant terrible of celebrity fashion.
The ensemble, designed by Liza Kearne of Central Saint Martins, is the latest in a new genre of extremist fashion. Recent fashion weeks have touted super short hem-lines (a la Miu Miu’s era-defining micro-mini skirt), risque prints (see: the revival of the trompe l’oeil), and cut-out silhouettes. Last Friday, actress and model Meghan Fox was photographed wearing a black string bikini top and a pair of centaur-inspired leather trousers with a plunging V-crotch. She later posted a video on Instagram explaining that she had to shave around the hook after putting on the unusual outfit.
Model Cameron Fox has apologized for her recent remarks about the fashion industry and her looks. In a second post on this week’s look — and perhaps in an attempt to ward off critics — Fox sent out a classic sorry-not-sorry message: “I just wanna sincerely apologize,” she said to-camera, “for having figured out that there’s more to life than chasing an impossible beauty standard projected onto me by insecure celebrities for the ultimate goal of pleasing men.” And while she may want to position herself as someone who defies convention, Fox has certainly enjoyed several moments of conventional fashion-world success, including landing herself a spot on the runway at both New York Fashion Week, where she modeled for LaQuan Smith, and at Patou’s off-schedule show at the recent Paris Haute Couture Week.