London was brimming with enthusiasm as the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition Preview Party unfolded at the Burlington House.
This highly anticipated event, held on Tuesday, is a highlight of the city’s social calendar and the grandest annual fundraising occasion for the prestigious Royal Academy.
It’s a celebration of art and a platform to support the Royal Academy Schools, nurturing the next generation of talented artists since 1768.
Amidst a galaxy of stars in attendance, one artist mesmerized the crowd with her fearless sense of style – Charli XCX.
Charli XCX stepped out in a Givenchy Pre-Fall 2023 look at the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition Preview Party held at Burlington House in London, England, on June 6, 2023 (Credit: PA Images / INSTARimages)
The 30-year-old singer-songwriter graced the event, effortlessly showcasing her enviable fashion choices. Embracing an edgy approach, Charli XCX opted for a chic sleeveless black Givenchy midi dress adorned with the French luxury fashion house’s iconic logo.
This gorgeous piece from the brand’s Pre-Fall 2023 collection featured a round neckline, exquisite mesh back paneling, and a form-fitting skirt that accentuated the Break the Rules singer’s alluring frame.
She added dark futuristic shades and a delicate silver chain bracelet to elevate her ensemble further, adding an extra touch of allure.
Charli XCX’s sleek and polished aura was magnified by her flawlessly straight, dark tresses cascading past her shoulders. With rebellious black nail polish on her fingers, the Boom Clap hitmaker effortlessly exuded confidence.
Charli XCX kept her long black hair straight and cascading down her back to show off her statement shades and playful beauty look (Credit: PA Images / INSTARimages)
And let’s not forget her stylish choice of accessory – a pink triangle handbag from the fashion brand, perfectly complementing her black dress and adding a pop of color.
Speaking of pops of color, Charli XCX embraced vibrancy with her makeup. She opted for a bright pink lip gloss, adding a playful and youthful element to her overall look.
Creating a striking contrast and the perfect balance against the dark hues of her ensemble, the Crash songster took a daring turn towards a tough-luxe edge with her footwear.
Charli XCX opted for a tough-luxe edge in terms of footwear with Givenchy Shark Lock boots in smooth white calfskin leather (Credit: Abaca Press / INSTARimages)
She slipped her feet into the iconic Givenchy Shark Lock boots, meticulously crafted from smooth calfskin leather.
Embellished with lock hardware, the structured and flared necks of the boots exuded a touch of rebellious charm.
Not only did they complete Charli XCX’s ensemble with panache, but their rubber-wedged soles also effortlessly blended fashion and functionality.
Charli XCX’s Givenchy Shark Lock boots gave her outfit a tough-luxe edge (Credit: Abaca Press / INSTARimages)
While her stylish choices were undeniably captivating, it’s essential to recognize that her influence extends beyond fashion.
Charli XCX is set to feature on the official soundtrack for the highly anticipated film Barbie, directed by Greta Gerwig and scheduled for release in July. Her track, Speed Drive, promises to be an exciting addition to the film, and she describes it as “cute.”
In a recent conversation with WWD, Charli XCX reminisced about her childhood and her connection with Barbie dolls. She playfully revealed, “I used to behead them, but I loved Barbie, but I went through my emo phase.”
Charli XCX joins an elite group of artists in the soundtrack for Greta Gerwig’s highly anticipated film Barbie (Credit: PA Images / INSTARimages)