Great Outfits in Fashion History: Susan Sarandon in a Cool Leather Maxi Skirt

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Ball gowns are for kids.

Susan Sarandon at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.
Susan Sarandon at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.

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.

The Cannes Film Festival never goes down without scene-stealing moments from its red carpet regulars. Though not present at this year's international festival, Susan Sarandon is one of those memorable attendees with a history of legendary looks.

The actor brings sensuality and a less-is-more approach to dressing, making her a highlight of any red carpet gathering, but she's been a particularly bright spot in the South of France. In 2017, Sarandon arrived armed with a wardrobe that rivaled the young fashion darlings like Elle Fanning. One of her bold choices that year involved a floor-length leather skirt and a cropped black tuxedo jacket. The look was a welcome departure from the tulle and sequins that we've come to expect from the princess-style couture gowns that guests typically wear, and it invited us to look at leather through a more dressed-up, elegant lens.

Fans of leather should follow Sarandon's lead and wear a longer skirt silhouette at their next black tie affair. Otherwise, those wanting a shortcut to cool confidence should practically copy this entire look, from her big sunglasses down to her pointed-toe pumps.

Shop some pieces below that will help you channel Sarandon's Cannes style below.

<p>Comme Des Garçons Single-Breasted Cropped Blazer, $600 (from $1,200), <a href="https://rstyle.me/+XBOJ6JlehwvpWUjaYGUF9A" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:available here" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">available here</a> (sizes S-L). </p>

Comme Des Garçons Single-Breasted Cropped Blazer, $600 (from $1,200), available here (sizes S-L).

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