What makes a model a supermodel? Is it being recognized on the street by paparazzi, or defining the look of a specific decade? Is it simply the ability to command millions of dollars for a campaign, or, as Linda Evangelista famously put it once, not getting out of bed for less than $10,000 a day? If you ask us, part of the equation is possessing the strength of personality and style that shines through no matter the setting.
It’s a quality the legendary Kristen McMenamy has in spades. Whether it’s the minimal, grunge-inflected looks of her breakout era in the ’90s, the romantic Grecian draping of her unforgettable Karl Lagerfeld-designed wedding dress, or the gothic glamour of her red carpet looks by the likes of Alexander McQueen and Valentino, McMenamy’s enduring appeal is in no small part a result of her inimitable personal style.
So while it might come as a welcome surprise to see her join Instagram this week, the sheer fabulousness of her debut felt a little less unexpected. Sharing a snap of herself sitting in the back of a London taxi, winkingly captioned “don’t know where I’m going!”, the model wore a billowing black coat over a neon pink long-sleeve tee and yellow leggings, teamed with red sunglasses and a matching pair of Balenciaga knife boots to lend the look her signature edge.
The final touch? A trompe l’oeil velvet Prada cahier bag from the brand’s Fellini-inspired fall 2017 collection. Now that’s the kind of detail only a supermodel would add.