Bring us your flower crowns, your crocheted rompers, your body chains: It’s our first annual Gilded Ferris Wheel Awards, the definitive ranking of the most committed Coachella-goers when it comes to the institution of “festival fashion.” For the past two weekends (more if you count all the #tbt posts to last year’s bacchanal), our social-media feeds have been awash with celebrities, Instagram It-girls, and Victoria’s Secret models turning the Indio desert into their own personal runway. The festival is one place where looking “effortless” is not the goal while track pants and T-shirts may be de rigueur back in L.A. and New York, choker necklaces, fringed bandanas, and acres of taut, tanned skin might as well be a local ordinance once you pass the Palm Springs city limits. As it turns out, projecting one’s inner free spirit tends to produce a very specific aesthetic, and every year, there are a very few stars who really epitomize the look. While Coachella was far less celebrity-filled the second time around, there were still a few bold-faced names that passed through the festival. Read on for our top picks from weekend two, and check out our weekend one winners here.
Emily Ratajkowski, Poppy Delevingne, and Leigh Lezark