In case you hadn't noticed, Florence Welch is currently the fashion industry's new darling. Not only did Gucci's music-maniac Creative Director, Frida Giannini, fall for the Pre-Raphelite redhead, offering to design all the recent costumes for her US tour; but Karl Lagerfeld has also taken a shine to the singer - Welch sang on the catwalk at his recent Chanel Spring Summer 2011 collection, and the designer has photographed her (above), in a white sequinned dress (which, shocker, is not Chanel, but Valentino Haute Couture), for the cover of her new single Shake It Out, as well as creating photoshoots for her next two singles, which will be released in coming months.
So when Ms Welch took to the stage at Hackney Empire last night, to launch her new album Ceremonials, we couldn't wait to see what she would be wearing. At first glance her hair-enhancing coppery silk gown (above) appeared to be classic Florence: all spicy colours (she's totally responsible for this season's mega-trend for autumnal hues), and vintage 1930s stylings (love the 3/4 puff sleeves and the cream coloured lace panel) which suit the six foot tall singer so well. So far, so Florence.
But we were mistaken, because the fashion's newest muse was actually wearing a dressing gown (not the fluffy towelling sort, this one definitely falls into the category of peignoir), over a tap-dancer style playsuit, with matching silk shoes. How very The Great Gatsby. Seems Florence's status as the fashion industry's hottest muse is safe...
Update: turns out Flo's vintage style look is from Temperley London's Spring Summer 2012 collection (below) - the Greta (as in Garbo) satin jacket and shorts.
And for those of you who missed her concert, here's the video for her new single (with more amazoid clothes...)
- Angela Buttolph