Elle Fanning Takes the Sculpture Trend to the Next Level

Elle Fanning stunned at InStyle Awards in a sculptural Balmain crop top.

Elle Fanning made quite a statement Monday night at the InStyle Awards. On November 11, the 23-year-old actress stole the spotlight stunning in a chain-link crop top from Balmain. The duo puts an iconic flare on one of the season's hottest celebrity trends: sculptural pieces.

In recent seasons, several celebrities and brands decided to experiment with accessories and clothes that resemble real works of art. Many were especially influenced by the surrealist-toned work of Daniel Roseberry, commemorating Schiaparelli's new phase.

Despite appearing to be a novelty, this type of fashion has been used for centuries - and you don't have to go back too far to revisit. Just before retiring, Yves Saint Laurent created his own range of sculptural tops for his Fall/Winter 2002 Haute Couture show.

Issey Miyake mastered the art of exploring body shapes in her collection from the 1980s and Alexander McQueen's fascination with the female figure also corroborates the aesthetic.

Revisiting the trend in 2021, celebrities like Zendaya, Chiara Ferragni, Cardi B, and Bella Hadid show how to take this trend to the red carpets or even everyday life.

Below, L'OFFICIEL celebrates the pieces that deserve to be remembered.

Tracee Ellis Ross in Valentino.

Chiara Ferragni in Schiaparelli.

Cardi B in Schiaparelli.

Zendaya in Loewe.

Violet Chachki in Schiaparelli.

Bella Hadid in Schiaparelli.