Call it the Givenchy effect, but it seems Riccardo Tisci simply can’t miss. The designer’s signature aesthetic, blending streetwear and gothic influences with high fashion, has captured the hearts of editors, buyers, celebrities and fashionable laymen alike. No matter how elaborate or seemingly impractical the design, you can bet that whatever Tisci puts on the runway will become a bona fide trend. For his Spring 2012 Couture and Fall 2012 Menswear collections, he outfitted his models in ornate septum rings and gigantic hoop nose chains. Two years later, we’re seeing more and more celebrities trying that piece and similar ones on for size.
It seems as if unconventional nose rings, particularly septum rings, are trending, and are showing no signs of slowing down. What was once a trend reserved for punk rockers is now a chic, edgy addition to a designer look.
Think the trend is a little extreme for you? Trust us — anyone can rock this look, so don’t be afraid to get on it. Below, get inspired by these six celebrities rocking bold nose jewelry like old pros. Whether you are a sleek sophisticate or a little more adventurous, there’s a way to make the trend work for you.
Andreja‘s bejeweled piece uplifts a simple ponytail and LBD. She kept the makeup look simple, adding a well-placed highlighter to brighten up her inner eye and a touch of mascara.
RiRi’s a fashion risk-taker by nature, so it’s not surprising to see her in well…anything. She paired her look with an athletic jersey (seen here) and some face paint for the World Cup, but the ring adds a high-fashion edge to a more casual look.
Lady Gaga‘s all about theatrics, so she doused herself in some paint and posed for the camera with a spiked leather jacket on. If you’re not into the whole “painted lady” thing, a tailored leather jacket, clean makeup and a low-maintenance hairdo is a great way to exude casual toughness.
Model Eva kept it simple in a sophisticated black lacy number, killer sunnies and a subtle gold septum ring. This is a great alternative for those who are hesitant to try a more ornamental style.
Kendall went all-out with an epic nose chain at Coachella. But she kept the rest of her outfit low-key to highlight her statement jewelry. She set off the look with a simple white strapless top, a bandanna, shorts and canvas sneakers. The ring adds a dash of spice to an otherwise classic American look.
Erykah‘s horn nose ring is one for the brave. Amp up the fashion factor with bleached brows and an intense stare.