STAR SIGN

Max Mara’s Manuela coat has be­come a celebrity in its own right. Pa­parazzi not in­cluded. By SARAH CAS­SEL­MAN

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“THE MOVIE STAR AR­RIV­ING AT THE STU­DIO IN

her wrap camel coat and big shades is a time­less im­age of glam­our,” says Ian Grif­fiths, cre­ative di­rec­tor at Max Mara, re­fer­ring to the in­spi­ra­tion be­hind the lux­ury Ital­ian la­bel’s Manuela coat. De­signed in 2006, this sig­na­ture camel-hair top­per fea­tures a slightly over­sized sil­hou­ette and wide lapels—both of which come in handy when you need pro­tec­tion from in­clement weather and, pos­si­bly, the world, too. A coat pro­tects you like a house shields you from the street, ex­plains Grif­fiths. “That’s why the best coats come from de­sign­ers with ar­chi­tec­tural brains.” Clearly, Manuela is a man­sion, but there’s a gen­uine warmth to her be­yond the mon­eyed ex­te­rior—per­haps the same can be said of the celebs who drape this wrap star over their shoul­ders, like cat­nip for the throngs of pho­tog­ra­phers. One part as­pi­ra­tional, one part at­tain­able, slip it on and serve with a chill in the air. Lay­ered over an LBD Old Hol­ly­wood-style or worn ca­su­ally with a crop top and jeans, it says movie star, mother, mil­len­nial and must-have. “A Max Mara coat is never con­trived, strange or gim­micky,” says Grif­fiths. Fame may be fleet­ing, but a great coat will never leave you out in the cold.

AMY ADAMS

KATIE HOLMES

KIM KAR­DASHIAN

KYLIE JEN­NER

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