Alexa Chung just wore Danish designer Nicklas Skovgaard to Vogue World

By Emma Spedding

Photo: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

The ensemble exuded signature Skovgaard drama, with micro shorts, a feathered bonnet and gigantic platforms

If you can’t wear a theatrical look to Vogue World: London, when can you? Alexa Chung just walked the red carpet outside the Theatre Royal Drury Lane wearing a feathered black micro shorts and crop top set, with an eccentric matching bonnet by Nicklas Skovgaard. The Copenhagen-based designer specialises in clothes that are dramatic and a little bit strange, with playful textures and unexpected silhouettes, which is an ideal choice for an evening celebrating the arts.


Chung’s accessories are as noteworthy as the look itself. She braved towering black patent pumps by the Italian label Le Silla, which have an adjustable ankle strap in order to make the 170mm chunky heels a little easier to walk in. Alongside her bonnet and stacked platforms, she wore 20 denier black tights and wrist-length sheer gloves with velvet bow detailing. She then wore two sparkling rings by Boucheron over the top of her gloves.

Photo: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

Photo: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

“When we did the fitting, we tried on a few different outfits, and as soon as Alexa got this on it felt like a match made in heaven,” says Harry Lambert, who styled Chung for the red carpet. “It’s chic, it’s fun, it’s humorous, it’s silly, but it feels very Alexa.”

It’s no coincidence that Chung and Lambert selected an emerging designer for her to wear on the eve of London Fashion Week. “I’ve always seen Alexa Chung as this fashion pioneer – someone that if I was a girl I’d dream to dress like,” explains Lambert. “I grew up with her in my youth and I see her as an icon of British fashion and have always loved that she champions young designers and has fun with it!”

Vogue is bringing a fashion spectacular to the West End, with a show which blends opera, ballet, theatre and fashion and is masterminded by BAFTA- and Olivier-winning director Stephen Daldry. For more from the red carpet, see our gallery of every single celebrity look from Vogue World: London which is being updated live here.