Hailey Bieber may technically be a Sagittarius, but her early birthday dress is an all-out ode to Scorpio season. Ahead of her 27th birthday on November 22, Bieber stopped our Instagram scrolling this morning with a post featuring a red velvet dress with devilish detailing and a storied style history.
Though donned to mark the start of an extended birthday week, Bieber’s skin-skimming Bordeaux was cause for celebration in its own right. The piece is an archival number pulled from Thierry Mugler’s fall 1998 couture collection, sourced by Tab Vintage. Though Mugler has referenced the glory of his late ’90s designs when crafting contemporary looks, Bieber’s was an original, a spicy iteration of the onyx version sent down the runway. Styled with gold hoops and gilded watch (an accessory that boasted its own retro appeal), the dress felt entirely of-the-moment, making an instant visual case for the richness and romance inherent to vintage finds.