The magic of Margot

The Daily Telegraph - Telegraph Fashion - - THE INSIDER’S GUIDE - Vic­to­ria Moss

Wes An­der­son and Gwyneth Pal­trow’s neat in­ver­sion of the all-amer­i­can blonde into the chain-smok­ing, en­dear­ingly awk­ward and per­fectly un­im­pressed Margot Te­nen­baum has been leapt on by fash­ion types ea­ger to make a kooky in­tel­lec­tual point since her un­veil­ing in the 2001 film The Royal Te­nen­baums (above, with Luke Wil­son).

But this win­ter, with mad-nana styling run­ning through myr­iad shows, her aes­thetic pres­ence is ev­ery­where. Margot’s clear predilec­tion for mix­ing striped La­coste tops and ten­nis dresses with her (Fendi) mink coat could be cited as the pi­o­neer­ing spirit be­hind the sports-luxe era we have been weath­er­ing (why your silk trousers have elas­ti­cated cuffs and your train­ers cost hun­dreds of pounds). But this we can for­give. Hers is a look that never wanes in our af­fec­tions; and clearly we are not alone.

Gucci’s shiny new cre­ative di­rec­tor, Alessan­dro Michele, set out his stall for a more in­tel­lec­tual, less ob­vi­ously glam­orous era for the house by cham­pi­oning Margot’s gauche chic. He was awarded Instagram-flood­ing whoops, likes and cheers from an en­am­oured fash­ion press.

At La­coste, Felipe Oliveira Bap­tista went the whole hog and seemed to imag­ine the en­tire fam­ily as part of his col­lec­tion – head­bands, 1970s font, headto-toe red sportswear and all – while Bally and Miu Miu’s mashed-up retro chan­nelled Margot’s non­cha­lant spirit. If you balk at the idea of real fur, then nip to Whis­tles, which has done a rather fine faux ver­sion of her teddy-bear coat.

Now pull out the hair straight­en­ers for that ironed-down look, smear kohl around your eyes and ac­ces­sorise with a bored ex­pres­sion and a dys­func­tional fam­ily.

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