Lauren Caris Cohan Of Reformation Shares Her Love Of Vintage Christian Lacroix, Celine And Cartier Panthère Watches - The Gloss Magazine

Lauren Caris Cohan Of Reformation Shares Her Love Of Vintage Christian Lacroix, Celine And Cartier Panthère Watches

See inside the eclectic and chic wardrobe of Lauren Caris Cohan, chief creative officer at Reformation …

Tales From My Wardrobe, a style series that explores the wardrobes of THE GLOSS community, is a love letter to the pieces we reach for again and again, the hard-earned investment purchases that make us smile with each wear and the items that supercede mere ‘clothing’ to carry memories and foster emotional connection.

Lauren Caris Cohan, who is the chief creative officer at Reformation, appreciates clothing that tells a story. The Los Angeles brand has fast become a byword for cool clothing that strives to do more good than harm when it comes to the environment.  It’s also a go-to for insouciant event wear and summer dresses. (In other words, it’s a brand to put on your radar for wedding guest dressing.) Similarly, Lauren’s wardrobe has a conscious theme, with treasured pieces coming from family members and great LA vintage spots, as well as some savvy forever investments from brands like Celine and The Row. See insider her wardrobe below.

A necklace, a gift from Lauren’s grandfather to her grandmother on their 50th wedding anniversary, is a treasured piece.

My favourite piece in my wardrobe right now is a 1990s vintage collarless Chanel leather jacket with a slightly padded shoulder. It goes with everything, especially the bias-cut silk slip dresses and skirts from Reformation.

The most sentimental item in my wardrobe is a gold and diamond necklace handed down to me after my grandmother passed away. It was given to her by my grandfather for their 50th wedding anniversary. They met in London during World War II, and were married 74 years. I never take it off.

The most recent item I bought was a dress from The Row as a birthday gift to myself. These days I only buy items I know I’ll wear again and again. This dress is one of them.

The best bargain in my wardrobe has to be my cropped cashmere sweaters from Reformation – they go with absolutely everything so I wear them almost every day. I own one in every colour.

A Christian Lacroix catsuit from the 1990s, sourced from Aralda Vintage in Los Angeles, is a statement piece. 

The biggest investment I’ve ever made was when I purchased a vintage Cartier Panthère watch for myself after my daughter was born. I hope to pass it down to her one day.

The piece that paid for itself in cost-per-wear is a pair of black Celine Luco Triomphe loafers. The cost-per-wear is probably $1 at this point! I’ve worn them so many times, and they’re still in perfect condition. 

My favourite store to find hidden gems is Aralda Vintage in Los Angeles. It is my first stop whenever I’m looking for something special. I once purchased a velvet Christian Lacroix catsuit from 1991 that is a real showstopper. Another time, I found this unlabelled pink and pearl dress that I’ve worn to ten different special occasions. The owner, Brynn, has incredible taste and you’re never disappointed by what you find there. 

A pearl-embellished vintage dress is perfect for being best-dressed guest – Lauren has worn the maxi-dress to numerous special occasions. 

The least ‘fashion’ thing I own that I wear all the time? I hate to admit it, but I have a vintage red sweatsuit that I wear far more than I should. With a toddler at home, I’m often in the backyard drawing on the ground with chalk, or on my hands and knees inspecting bugs up close, but I wouldn’t give it up for anything!

I never leave the house without sunscreen. I’ve been using the same Dr. Jart+  Cicapair Tiger Grass Camo Drops SPF 35 for years and years. It neutralises the redness in my skin, moisturises, and provides protection.

The dream fashion piece I’m lusting after is that incredible red coat from The Row’s resort 2024 catwalk show worn by Lulu Tenney. I saw it and it took my breath away.

The most hardworking accessory I own is a black Phoebe Philo-era clasp-top bag from Celine that I use as an everyday bag. I’m especially hard on my handbags — as much as I try they always end up taking a bit of a beating. This one has seen better days!

Follow Lauren on Instagram (@laurencariscohan) here. Reformation is available in store and online at Brown Thomas.

Lauren’s Celine bag, which has become an everyday essential in her wardrobe, is pictured next to some favourite home pieces. 


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