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Alicia Vikander's Elegant, Timeless and Undeniable Style

A look into the key traits and standout pieces in the wardrobe of Louis Vuitton's muse


Alicia Vikander's style is underrated. She has a classic, elegant sense of style and always wears pieces that are well suited to her slender figure. Monochrome, bandeau and high-neck dresses, cut-outs, ruffles and frills, blush pink, leather, embroidery, detailed prints and #metallic materials make repeat appearances in her wardrobe. Whilst she regularly opts for reliable black or white pieces, fun pops of colour and striking metallic gowns also feature amongst her looks.


With the Swedish actress having such a sophisticated sense of style, it's hardly surprising that she has a strong relationship with Louis Vuitton. She has been an ambassador for the brand since 2015 and has repeatedly worn custom Louis Vuitton gowns to red carpet events. Throughout Vikander's collaboration with Vuitton, her relationship with the women's creative director of the brand, Nicolas Ghesquière, has evolved and strengthened from a purely creative partnership to a friendship. She clearly has a great amount of respect for the designer and his vision. Interestingly, she has referred to the fact that Ghesquière honours past fashions, “The thing with Nicolas is that his own style is very much looking back and honouring classic fashions or styles, honouring those materials and craftsmanship and bringing it out and mixing it up to become something almost ahead of its time,” (wwd.com, 2022) Ghesquière's appreciation of classic style and glamour teamed with Vikander's inherent sophistication make for a match made in heaven.


In terms of professional styling, Vikander has been working with, the former model turned editorial stylist, Victoria Sekrier since around 2015. When defining the star's general style, Sekrier has described it as "very European, which is timeless, effortless and understated". (nytimes.com, 2015) Sekrier has also pointed out a bohemian facet of Vikander's style that manifests in her wardrobe choices more significantly in the warmer months. (nytimes.com, 2015) While drawing from classic style, there is still a certain eclecticism to Vikander's fashion choices. Below are my favourite looks worn by the Oscar winning actress:


Alicia Vikander wearing a stunning Louis Vuitton lemon yellow bandeau dress with silver details and a bubble hem at the 2016 Oscars.
Alicia Vikander wearing a stunning Louis Vuitton lemon yellow bandeau dress with silver details and a bubble hem at the 2016 Oscars. She took home the award for best supporting actress for her role in'The Danish Girl'. I think lemon yellow suits her better than any other colour and this dress is her best look to date. (voguescandinavia.com)

Alicia Vikander wearing a blush pink custom Louis Vuitton gown with silver details at the Cannes Film Festival 2023.
Wearing a blush pink custom Louis Vuitton gown with silver details at the Cannes Film Festival 2023. According the Harper's Bazaar, it took more than 150 hours to assemble the dress and 1,700 hours to complete the embroidery. (harpersbazaar.com)

At the 21st Annual Critic's Choice Awards in 2016 holding the award she that she won for best supporting actress. She is wearing a stunning, highly embellished Mary Katrantzou Spring 2016 dress.
At the 21st Annual Critic's Choice Awards in 2016 holding the award that she won for best supporting actress. She is wearing a stunning, highly embellished Mary Katrantzou Spring 2016 gown. (elle.com)

Alicia Vikander wearing a Louis Vuitton white cut-out bandeau dress with blue and silver sequin details at the 'Jason Bourne' premier in Seoul in July 2016.
Wearing a Louis Vuitton white cut-out bandeau dress with blue and silver sequin details at the 'Jason Bourne' premiere in Seoul in July 2016. (elle.com)

Alicia Vikander at the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar's party wearing a glamorous Louis Vuitton black wet-look sequin gown with a low V-neck and full length sleeves.
At the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar's party wearing a glamorous Louis Vuitton black wet-look sequin gown with a low V-neck and full length sleeves. (elle.com)

Alicia Vikander wearing a Louis Vuitton silver, bronze, gold and black sequin dress with a side split at the 2016 SAG awards.
Why choose between silver, gold, black, white or bronze when you can wear them all? Alicia wearing a sequin Louis Vuitton gown with a side split at the 2016 SAG Awards. (elle.com)

Alicia Vikander wearing a Louis Vuitton gold, silver, bronze, white and black sequin dress which is shining/sparkling in the light at the 2016 SAG Awards.
The sparkling Louis Vuitton dress catching the light. (glamour.com)

Alicia Vikander wearing a chic monochrome midi dress while out and in New York. 2016.
Alicia Vikander wearing a chic monochrome midi dress while out in New York. 2016. (harpersbazaar.com)

Wearing a Louis Vuitton black leather maxi dress with silver spike details at the EE British Academy Film Awards in 2016.
Wearing a Louis Vuitton black leather maxi dress with silver spike details at the EE British Academy Film Awards in 2016. According to Glamour Magazine this dress weighs two and a half stone. (elle.com)

Alicia Vikander showing her bohemian side while attending the the Louis Vuitton show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2019 on October 2, 2018 in Paris, France.
Alicia showing her bohemian side while attending a Louis Vuitton show as part of Paris Fashion Week 2018 in Paris, France. (etcanada.com)

Alicia Vikander at the 2018 Met Gala wearing a monochrome Louis Viutton gown with a white cape and black leather gloves.
At the 2018 Met Gala wearing a monochrome Louis Viutton gown with a white cape and black leather gloves. (theguardian.com)

Alicia Vikander wearing vibrant magenta at the 31st Annual Santa Barbara Film Festival in 2016.
Wearing vibrant magenta at the 31st Annual Santa Barbara Film Festival in 2016. (instyle.com)

Alicia Vikander in the custom bronze cut-out Louis Vuitton dress that she wore for Cannes Film Festival  in 2022.
In the custom bronze cut-out Louis Vuitton dress that she wore for Cannes Film Festival in 2022. I included this dress in my post 'The Most Stylish Metallic Dresses at Cannes of All Time'. (stylectory.net)

Let me know which of the dresses/styles you like the most in the comments below. Do you think Alicia Vikander's style is underrated? Thank you for reading, Gina.



Writing Sources


Article by Bee Shapiro. The New York Times. 31st December 2015.

Article by Amy De Klerk. Harper's Bazaar. 23rd May 2023.

Article by Rhonda Richford. WWD. 22nd May 2022.


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