Hooded Gowns Have Dethroned The Naked Dress And Have Emerged As 2022’s Winning Red Carpet Trend


Yves Saint Laurent introduced the hooded gown on the runway in 1969. Later in the ’80s, Azzedine Alaïa popularised the silhouette on celluloid, when he crafted a custom-made wardrobe for Grace Jones in A View To Kill. Henchwoman May Day was unlike any other bond girl in a swimsuit—she was edgy and androgynous, yet feminine and sexy in her own way. The hood-attached attire became her signature in the film and she later walked for the designer’s couture show in the capuche gown. The mermaid bottom and cowl-style hood on top instantly became iconic.

Azzedine Alaïa and Grace Jones

Over the last couple of years, the naked dress and skin-baring silhouettes have become synonymous with sexy on the red carpet. Challenging this trend in 2022, the hooded gown has resurfaced and found its place on every celebrity stylist’s mood boards—resulting in some serious statement-making head covered looks. From Rihanna in a red hooded coat in February to Bella Hadid in a hooded gown by Schiaparelli—the vintage style has had celebrities in a chokehold throughout the year and we’re not complaining. For a recap of some of the best hooded homages, here’s our list of A-listers who did it right.

1. Simone Ashley


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Simone Ashley opted for 16arlington’s shimmery, lavender hooded gown, as she made her grand entrance at The Fashion Awards 2022.

2. Malaika Arora

Malaika Arora channelling her inner royalty in a green hooded gown for a jewellery campaign.

3. Ashley Graham

Ashley Graham brought glamour to the TIME Person Of The Year Reception In New York, when she arrived on the red carpet in a black mesh, sheer hooded gown.

4. Karen Wazen

Dubai-based influencer and entrepreneur Karen Wazen attended the Closing Night Gala Red Carpet at the Red Sea International Film Festival in a hooded Carolina Herrera gown.

5. Bella Hadid


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Bella Hadid wore a scarlet hooded gown from Schiaparelli’s spring 2023 collection for the EMERGE GALA Dinner and Live Charity Auction in Qatar

6. Addison Rae


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TikToker turned actor, Addison Rae, wore a vintage 2012 Gareth Pugh hooded minidress from LILY et Cite at the 2022 CFDA Awards.

7. Paloma Elsesser

Super model Paloma Elsesser in beige archival vintage Issey Miyake gown.

8. Katie Holmes


Katie Holmes in a hooded wrap gown by Tom Ford at the Tom Ford 2023 spring presentation in New York.

9. Tessa Thompson


Tessa Thompson attended the Bardo premierere at the 79th Venice International Film Festival in Elie Saab’s fall/winter 2022 couture look

10.  Rosé


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Rosé of BLACKPINK repped YSL by Anthony Vaccarello in this cutout detailed black hooded gown as she attends the 11th Annual LACMA Art + Film Gala.


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