To some extent, everybody can relate to the new Cruella de Vil of Disney’s new live-action remake, Cruella. She’s a classic Disney villain. But that’s because she just saw the world differently than others. And she refuses to bend. Watch the trailer here.
She knows she’s not for everybody. Her choices led her on a path forged out of her own sheer wit. Yes, she dognapped some adorable puppies and adores fur but that comes much later. Which brings us to the outfits—oh the outfits. Let us just say, Emma Stone is perfectly cast as the titular character who finds herself evolve from aspiring fashion designer to fierce and fabulous albeit slightly unhinged prima donna.
In this prequel to the 101 Dalmations movies, we get to follow her journey of self-discovery set in 70’s London where the punk-rock movement was in full swing.
Style of an Era
Rebelling against the peace-love-joy ideals of the 60’s, punk rock is rooted in counter-culture. It does so by ripping up all the rules of good behaviour. This is reflected in the music as well as the fashion codes of the time. Punk rock is angry, it’s loud, it’s provocative. It’s distressed, it’s messy and, guess what, it doesn’t care.
Skin tight leather, sharp metal studs, torn up t-shirts, smudgy eyes… Everything inappropriate defined the style of this era, as embraced by rock-n-roll designer Dame Vivienne Westwood, also known as the Mother of Punk.
Then there’s the irascible Jean-Paul Gaultier who ushered this subculture into the catwalk, turning it into couture. And Anna Sui’s intentional mix of punk rock with baroque romanticism and a little bit of goth.
White, Black and Red
But you don’t always have to go full-on with punk rock fashion. Take a leaf from Stone’s red carpet ensemble at the movie’s Los Angeles premiere. Dressed in Louis Vuitton from top to toe, she stayed close to the Cruella theme with a tailored black suit and a white blouse with a pussybow necktie.
Adding hints of fiery red in her lipstick and clutch, Stone nailed her accessories game with LV Volt earrings and a fabulous Louis Vuitton sword brooch known as the Les Armoiries brooch. It is made of a mix of white, yellow, and pink gold, paved with yellow and white diamonds. The highlight? One pear-shaped yellow diamond on the hilt.
This piece took 80 hours to craft and it channelled just the right amount of Cruella for Stone who welcomed her first child—a baby girl—in March this year.
Shop The Jewellery
Tempted to add a rebellious vibe to your jewellery collection? Check out Vogue Singapore’s punk rock jewellery edit for the best ideas.
Vivienne Westwood knuckle-duster ring in gunmetal tone
With three hinged sections, this sterling silver ring stack fits over the knuckle creating an armadillo effect. You can also fan it out and wear it separately as three-finger ring.
Vivienne Westwood Marjane necklace in gold/silver tone
This mixed metal short necklace combines gilt brass with polished rhodiumed brass and features a slender branded plaque finished with a patina effect.
Vivienne Westwood Vernon ring
Playfully pierced with a safety pin, this polished sterling silver ring gets a light coating of crystals, giving an effortless sparkle when catching the light.
Alexander McQueen jewelled choker
Black and yellow gold tone with an antique finish, this tubular choker is encrusted with Swarovski crystals in varying sizes.
Alexander McQueen chain choker
Here’s a short chain brass choker with graduated links, completed with mixed finish effects in antique gold and antique silver tones.
Alexander McQueen multi heart harness
The signature Alexander McQueen heart locket charm defines this antique silver-finished harness, adding the brand’s favourite motifs to the mix.
Alexander McQueen queen skull ring
This queen skull ring is embellished with Swarovski crystals and faux pearls but its edgy chic attitude is 100 per cent authentic.
Shaun Leane Rose Thorn wide band ring
Capturing British designer Shaun Leane’s penchant for the notion of fatal attraction, this dangerously beautiful sterling silver crossed band swings between fear and desire.
Shaun Leane Serpent Trace choker
The graduated vertebrae has been individually connected to form an undulating choker silhouette that emulates the elegant movement of the serpent’s spine.
Shaun Leane Serpent Trace long finger ring
Clinging to the finger with ease, this two-part ring makes a bold but comfortable statement as the serpent’s spine creates an uninterrupted undulating movement.
Tiffany & Co. HardWear ball dangle ring
Make a rebellious statement with this HardWear cigar ring in sterling silver featuring a free-moving ball charm and exposed rivets motif.
Tiffany & Co. HardWear pearl lock bracelet
Pearls and chains are juxtaposed in this elegant yet subversive multi-tour bracelet that also comes with a padlock charm central to the collection.
Louis Vuitton LV Volt Upside Down ring
Graphic lines and sharp angles lend this chunky ring perfectly to punk rock fashion, and who’s going to say no to solid 18K gold and pavé diamonds anyway?
Louis Vuitton LV Volt Curb Chain necklace
It’s not obvious at first but this necklace is made of interconnecting LV initials creating a smooth and flexible chain.
Lorette Colé Duprat collar
This French jewellery-accessory designer has created pieces for Thierry Mugler, and now works her magic on hardware inspired pieces such as this brass balls choker which exudes just a hint of BDSM vibes.
ALT The Collection Hera neck cuff
Light, comfortable and made of upcycled materials, this versatile neck cuff is best work in stacks of two or more.
ALT The Collection Leah ring
This two-part jewellery piece combines a cuff ring at the base with a fingertip ring on top, both connected by an articulated joint for maximum comfort.
ALT The Collection Victoria shoulder epaulet
Looking for a statement piece that’s both fashion and jewellery? This shoulder epaulet in rose gold vermeil will have everyone staring and talking.
Junya Watanabe spike multi chain necklace
Crafted in blackened brass, this statement necklace mixes cable-link chains with bead and rolo chains, adding spike stud detailing for even more edge.
Junya Watanabe spike multi-chain buckle necklace
More body jewellery than necklace, this massive multi-chain showpiece is secured at the neck with leather fasteners, and is faintly reminiscent of historic jewels worn by old maharajahs of India.
Wouters & Hendrix mixed earrings with lips and garnet
Asymmetrical earrings featuring oval and exotic cut garnets set in gold toned sterling silver organically crafted for a textured effect.
Wouters & Hendrix long single stud earring
With a heart-cut garnet centre stone, this standalone piece combines sterling silver with plated copper and doubles up as an evil eye too.