I love the style of model's backstage or on the street, where they incorporate all the little tricks they've learned into their style. There are a few basics that they continually wear: skinny jeans, sophisticated flats, grandpa cardigans, lightweight tees... and then there's the perpetually cool leather jacket. I have fruitlessly searched for one on the cheap side, to no avail. At $656 this S.W.O.R.D. jacket at shopbop.com is hardly a bargain, but it should suffice for those who don't wake up for $10,000 a day.
Model Irina Lazareanu with Lily Donaldson, looking chic in her black leather bomber
Elena Melnik goes for contrast, pairing her edgy jacket with a sweet frock
Gemma Ward, backstage at Lanvin, goes for the unexpected, wearing her jacket with leggings and a pop of red
Also backstage at Lanvin, Daria Werbowy, the queen of model-tomboy style, holds on to her bomber while wearing a loose tee and chain necklace
A slew of models (Carmen Kass, Lily Donaldson, Freja Beha Erichsen, and Irina Lazareanu) pal around backstage at Karl Lagerfeld while showing off their unique takes on wearing the leather jacket.