In very exciting news that I'm positive you've already heard, Leonardo DiCaprio won his first Oscar on Sunday night for his leading role in "The Revenant." It's about time! Sadly, like many other editors, buyers, etc. who are in Milan for Fashion Week, I wasn't able to watch this monumental pop cultural moment go down in real-time, although it was certainly a great tidbit to wake up to on Monday. But to be quite honest, I've had DiCaprio top of mind over the past couple of weeks for another reason: His face, along with Kate Winslet's, is emblazoned on a black Vetements hoodie that I've seen, like, 10 times in Milan alone. (I also spotted it on model Hari Nef in New York, though she topped hers with a white fur.)
It's no surprise that Vetements pieces have been ubiquitous during Fashion Month, especially since nothing sounds more appealing to wear in rainy, cold weather than an oversized hoodie. But over the past few days, I've nearly been run over by a street style photographer wearing the "Titanic" hoodie while trying to get a shot, and spotted a model off-duty wrapped up in one while sneaking a cigarette post-show. At an evening show, Vogue's Accessories Editor Selby Drummond decided to dress down by changing into the T-shirt version (see below), and in the audience at Roberto Cavalli, i-D's Senior Fashion Editor Julia Sarr-Jamois gave it a spin, too.
So, if you've been waiting for DiCaprio's big moment for over two decades — or if you just want to get your hands on the biggest "It" item of Fashion Month — snatching up this hoodie seems like the ideal way to celebrate. Unsurprisingly it's out of stock at many retailers, but if you act fast, today could be your lucky day.
Vetements Titanic hooded T-shirt, about $500, available at Ssense.