This week, Channel 4 aired The Bling Ring: Hollywood Heist. For those familiar with Sofia Coppola’s 2013 film based on the same celeb-targeted burglaries of 2009 by a group of LA teenagers, the documentary tells the maddening story of, well, that. Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan and Orlando Bloom were all victims, their Hollywood mansions broken into and ransacked. A proper scandal.
The documentary cuts a little deeper, though, getting into the almighty rise of the influencer during that time, when tabloid journalism found a home online, thrusting famous faces (and hot-ticketed clothes, shoes, bags) into our faces quicker than ever before. Turns out, when you push all the legal stuff aside for a moment, the burglaries were really motivated by our desperation for whatever it is that famous people have.
There’s a moral in there somewhere, we think. And there’s a point to telling you this.
Now, we’re not suggesting you loot a famous person’s house to get your hands on that bag – that would be ridiculous. But more often than not, a famous hottie will stop us in our scrolling tracks, holding a covetable Balenciaga Cagole, wearing a Jean Paul Gaultier printed bomber from AW97, or anything from Prada’s most recent collection. We want what they have and it’s an insatiable desire that just won’t shift. Luckily, these days, it’s easier than ever before to search, snatch and go – legally, of course.
Below are some of the best picks from the celeb style index over past week (or so) of scrolling: who wore it, where to get it – or the next best thing – and all the rest. Shop, don’t steal.