Is the cap the white sneakers of 2022 – as in you can wear it anywhere? It surely seems to be heading in that direction judging by the sartorial choices of Kylie Jenner and Nicki Minaj at the Met Gala earlier this month which saw them interpret the theme of late 19th-century fashion by wearing caps.
While the former chose to wear a snapback design with a veil that was designed by Off-White, the rapper paired her black gown by Burberry with a leather cap and headband hybrid. In a red carpet interview, Minaj revealed that the cap was a decision made by chief creative officer Riccardo Tisci – and she loved it.
Topping of Nicki Minaj’s (left) feathered bustier gown from Burberry for the Met Gala this year was a cap designed by the brand’s chief creative officer Riccardo Tisci (right).
Sporty, practical and utilitarian, the cap has in fact been popping up more frequently at labels such as Celine which has been using trucker- and baseball-inspired styles as a signature styling piece to go with dresses, blazers and shirts.
Off the runway, style icons such as the Hadid sisters and Dua Lipa have all co-opted the look, wearing their caps as proud as Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie did during The Simple Life decades in the original Y2K years. And when Rihanna chose to step out earlier in February in a maternity fit comprising a vintage leopard coat and jeans, her headpiece of choice was – you guessed it – a cap with camouflage prints by New York street label Awake.
Models wearing baseball caps decked out in sequins on the runway at Chanel’s Resort 2023 show.
The latest cap aficionado? Enter Chanel’s Virginie Viard, who opened Chanel’s Resort 2023 show in Monaco with models in tweed boiler suits and caps. The Viard way of designing caps: think pretty and glamorous, with lots of sequins and embroidery.
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