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Great Outfits in Fashion History: Tracee Ellis Ross in Hot-Pink Christopher John Rogers

This designer-celebrity pairing is *chef’s kiss*.

There are perfectly good celebrity style moments, and then there are the looks that really stick with you, the ones you try desperately to recreate at home. In ‘Great Outfits in Fashion History,’ Fashionista editors are revisiting their all-time favorite lewks.

Okay, so, technically, this is a Great Outfit in very recent fashion history. But this look has everything: It has red-carpet all-star Tracee Ellis Ross, it has industry-darling Christopher John Rogers, it has the Karla Welch touch and it has the kind of bold use of color and volume that brings a fun energy to the step-and-repeat. And so, we must discuss. 

What I love about Tracee Ellis Ross’s style is that she dresses up. She gives you angles. She and Welch make interesting choices, picking designers with intent and crafting looks that are often layered. And when she’s feeling her look, you can tell — all you have to do is look at the photos. 

Such is the case of the hibiscus-pink, silk-taffeta “Cloud” blouse and “Strawberry” skirt by Christopher John Rogers just days after it walked down the designer’s Spring 2020 runway in New York last September to an event co-hosted by ABC and Popsugar in honor of ‘Mixed-ish.’ (Ellis Ross co-created the show, and serves as both its executive producer and narrator.) She showed off the front…

… and then the back…

… and gave a little over-the-shoulder action, for good measure. 

You can’t help but smile! And immediately add this look to the inspiration board! 

The actor, producer and beauty entrepreneur has worn Christopher John Rogers’s pieces many times — a Spring 2019 shirtdress here, a big-sleeved, eggplant-velvet Fall 2020 gown there. And the designer has called her a “muse” on Instagram. In my mind, they make such a synergistic duo, with a similar enthusiasm and joy for fashion that makes for serious magic. So, whenever I see them link up, I can’t help but get excited.  

To shop some of the best hot-pink, Tracee-inspired pieces on the market, check out the gallery below. 

Christopher John Rogers Cropped Silk-taffeta Top, $1,225, available here; Christopher John Rogers Draped Silk-taffeta Midi Skirt, $1,975, available here.

View the 8 images of this gallery on the original article

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