Purple reigns over Hollywood.
“Hawkeye” heroine Hailee Steinfeld walked the streets of New York on Tuesday in a fitted David Koma ensemble, topped with a plush fur coat by Adrienne Landau. Lush velvet has a moment too, with Taylor Swift donning a crisscross look for the “All Too Well: The Short Film” premiere. Elizabeth Banks wore a dark purple suit to the Breeders’ Cup earlier this month and, in late September, Kate Middleton wore a plum Emilia Wickstead number on a visit to Northern Ireland.
Fashion plate Anya Taylor-Joy put her own twist on the trend, sporting a chic purple peplum blazer and matching miniskirt by Oscar de la Renta at this month’s CFDA Awards.
Stylist William Graper said the popularity of men’s fashion with women is a testament to the continued blurring of gender norms. Meanwhile, the bold color – and all of its powerful connotations – signals the “strength and persistence” we all displayed during the pandemic.
“[Suits have] has long been synonymous with courage and nonconformity and this season’s version of suits is mostly seen in purple – a color that is neither masculine nor feminine, ”he told The Post. “It’s a gray, if you will – soft and strong at the same time. “
He added that there had been a plethora of purple costumes on the catwalk, including a square lilac number from CFDA winner Christopher John Rogers, a purple feathered version of Bottega Veneta and a skirt suit from Saint Laurent. And designer Sergio Hudson – whose dark purple pants and jacket were donned by Gal Gadot on a recent episode of “The Late Late Show” – used the color in his fall 2021 collection, sending a royal flush to through his lookbook.
The hue is also associated with one of the coolest cats to ever walk on this earth: Prince.
This fact did not escape Sandra Bullock, who showed up for an appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Wednesday dressed in head-to-toe purple velvet – a retro look designed by Temperley London.
“I look like Prince,” Bullock said from the hot seat. “And I agree with that.”