We Saw EmRata’s Vintage Versace Party Dress on Another It-Girl 21 Years Ago
BY ALICE CARY
After her ethereal turn in Tory Burch on the red carpet at the Met Gala, Emily Ratajkowski wore not one but two additional looks to the after-party she hosted with stylist Carlos Nazario, model Paloma Elsesser, Luar designer Raul Lopez and photographer Renell Medrano.
For the initial celebrations, Ratajkowski wore a sheer corseted custom look by Dilara Findikoglu, complete with a pearly, Chanel-inspired belt that read “EmRata”. But it’s her second look – a purple sequined Versace minidress sourced from Archive Vintage – that has created the most buzz on social media.
The look in question, from Versace’s spring 2002 menswear show, was worn by another It-girl some 21 years earlier. Chloë Sevigny wore the same dress at the Versace Couture launch party at the Ritz Paris in July 2002 – months after its debut on the runway, and shared a throwback picture of herself in the dress on her Instagram story, shortly after Emily posted her look online.
Ratajkowski has championed vintage Versace before. She wore a look from the Atelier Versace spring 1992 collection to last year’s Met, originally modeled by Yasmeen Ghauri on the runway. Besides Versace, her growing vintage wardrobe also includes archive pieces from Chanel, Armani and Dior.