It has finally happened. High fashion has given in to the one styling hack that has defined the Kylie Jenners, Ariana Grandes and fashion bloggers: of the world: The choker.
The look, which had its origins as the uniform of French call girls in the 19th century (don’t believe us? Google it), undeniably still retains its hard edge till this day with its part S&M, part ’90s grunge aesthetic. But designers are giving it a more directional facelift this season.
Alexander McQueen’s take is wrought with Gothic influences, while Maria Grazia Chiuri’s debut at Dior sees her creating thin ribbon chokers adorned with tiny charms like “J’adior” and stars. The way they’re worn: With some of the prettiest and ladylike ensembles.