Emily Ratajkowski Aces the Art of Elegant Midriff

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Emily Ratajkowski has been on a vintage streak as of late. We’ve seen the author-model toy with a rotation of archival pieces: a newspaper print John Galliano dress, Tom Ford-era Gucci fruit print shirt, and several bags, including a hulking Hermès Birkin carryall. Today in Milan, Ratajkowski continued her endeavor, this time opting for a pair of cropped Celine pants with a golden chain print. No, these aren’t from Phoebe Philo’s years at Celine—which some people do refer to as vintage, even though it was only four years ago!—but rather the Michael Kors years. She wore the statement pants with a Christian Dior saddle bag, strappy sandals, and black turtleneck that showed a sliver of midriff.

Celine spring 2004Photo: Courtesy of Marcio Madeira

The look has all of the paparazzi-ready, headline-making attributes we expect from a Ratajkowski look. Her pants hail from a lesser-known but equally impactful era of Celine, when Kors was at the helm from 1997 to 2003 and churned out an array of saucy-luxury clothes. Ratajkowski’s piece is from the spring 2004 collection and was originally styled in a similar way. The model back then wore a long-sleeve shirt that ever-so-slightly showed the tummy in lieu of a turtleneck. Ratajkowski’s spin feels exactly how the retro look should be worn in 2022. It’s still Ratajkowski to the core, but feels more sleek and slick thanks to the turtleneck. Plus, who doesn’t like a throwback era to Michael Kors-era Celine?