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Paloma Elsesser On Her Aaliyah-Inspired Roberto Cavalli Dress

Whether she’s being snapped by a street-style photographer or walking for the likes of Alexander McQueen and Fendi, there are few models today with as inimitable a sense of style both on and off the runway as Paloma Elsesser. Her eye for fashion is underpinned by a deep knowledge of its history, which was on full display this weekend with the tiger print Roberto Cavalli dress she posted to Instagram.
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Paloma Elsesser Wore Aaliyah's Famous Roberto Cavalli Gown From the 2000 MTV VMAs

Paloma Elsesser is taking us back to 2000 with her vintage animal-print Roberto Cavalli gown. If you were an Aaliyah fan, you would've quickly noticed that the dress Paloma was wearing was actually what the singer famously wore to the 2000 MTV Video Music Awards! If you need a little reminding, the Cavalli number featured super thin straps and had an asymmetrical hemline. Most importantly, it came in a yellow and black tiger print and even had a fuzzy trim along the hem of the gown. It looks like Paloma wore the dress to a wedding because she captioned the photo, "thee dress for thee wedding <3 love u 5ever more."
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Paloma Elsesser Brought Back Aaliyah’s Dress From The 2000 VMAs

This weekend, Paloma Elsesser got dressed up to celebrate the wedding of actress and producer Tiffany Lighty and skateboarder Nick Katz. For the outdoor ceremony, the supermodel (with the help of her stylist Eric McNeal) chose a gold-and-black, tiger-striped slip dress with a cowl neck and an asymmetric hem lined with matching fur. “Thee dress for thee wedding,” she captioned an Instagram slideshow that showed off her dress and fishnet heels. “Love u 5ever more,” she finished, tagging the couple. While the Roberto Cavalli gown is very on-trend for today, thanks to its color and silhouette, the dress was designed more than 20 years ago for the Italian designer’s fall ‘00 collection — and it has quite the red carpet history.
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Paloma Elsesser Stars In Coach Conversations With Meena Harris And Singer Yuna

For it’s 3rd episode of Coach Conversations, the fashion label’s YouTube series about culture, community and creativity, features model Paloma Elsesser, singer-songwriter Yuna and author, activist and entrepreneur Meena Harris. Initially launched in January 2021, the series last featured a discussion between Coach global ambassador Michael B. Jordan, Grammy-nominated artist...

Meena Harris, Paloma Elsesser, and Yuna on the Importance of Representation: "It's a Necessity"

In honor of Women's History Month, Meena Harris, Paloma Elsesser, and Yuna recently teamed up for a special episode of Coach Conversations to discuss the importance of representation and intersectionality. Paloma began by reflecting on her historic January Vogue cover, the first Vogue cover styled by a Black woman, saying it was a "profound honor" and it brought her a lot of "pride and joy." Meanwhile, Yuna spoke out about her music career and what it's been like to have full control of her music as an indie artist. "It seems impossible, but if you put your mind to it, you can definitely just do it your own way," she said.
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Paloma Elsesser

It’s easy to lose yourself in the fashion industry if you don’t have a sense of who you are. But Paloma Elsesser knows who she is. From the moment I met her, I could tell she’s the type of woman who walks to the beat of her own drum. You don’t know cool until you’ve met Paloma—­outgoing, dynamic and magnetic. She challenges the norm and refuses to conform to what society has set as the typical beauty standard. She reminds her friends, colleagues and fans to constantly be loud and take up space. In doing so, she’s helped so many women feel powerful within their own strong and beautiful bodies. We need more role models like Paloma telling young people that they are beautiful and worthy in the skin they are in. Paloma has arrived, and she is not going anywhere anytime soon.
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Paloma Elsesser Is Still Trying to Find Her Purpose

In lieu of a New Years Resolution, Paloma Elsesser has her word of the year: joy. Following the chaos of a year that robbed us of that very emotion and then some, the IMG model says she has been prioritizing her happiness. Right now, as we chat over the phone, that happiness looks a lot like a bagel with scallion cream cheese and a bottle of orange juice. “I’m starving. I’m so sorry,” she apologizes in between placing her order from her car. Joy also looks like spending time laughing with her loved ones, or her newest investment—a house she and her boyfriend recently purchased upstate to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. What she craves now is peace, quiet, and stillness.