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Don't come for Jen Shah's hat unless it sends for you. At least, that's the lesson we learned when we spotted the instantly iconic look on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen when the ladies of The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City stormed the virtual clubhouse.
Jen is already climbing the charts as one of Bravo's most over-the-top Housewives, especially where her style is concerned. And she proved just that when she came blazing (personal microphone and all) on WWHL on November 11 in an unforgettable, gold, textured suit with a matching, sculpted hat.
It all started innocently enough as Jen and fellow RHOSLC cast mate Meredith Marks exchanged remarks about the party she threw for Meredith's birthday. You know, the party where Meredith donned that pink, feathered Christian Cowan frock. After Meredith made reference to Jen being a "gift horse", Jen responded with "I know I look like I'm at the Kentucky Derby and sh-t" — a reference to her dramatic gold and black, netted ensemble and coordinating topper.
But the action didn't stop there as Jen and Mary Cosby got into it, prompting Jen to spill all the fabulous details in defense of her ensemble. "This is Sarah Sokol, bitch!" Jen exclaimed. And more glamorous words have never been spoken. It turns out, Jen's WWHL debut outfit is a masterful collaboration between celebrity milliner Sarah Sokol (who has crafted looks for the likes of Billy Porter and Sharon Stone) and Jen's designer Koa Johnson. Johnson — was also responsible for Jen's stunning Biden Harris couture gown — worked with Sokol to create a swooping, tactile design that even featured Jen's own braided hair as the "crown" of the hat.
Jen's sculptural chapeau was the perfect complement to her fitted, sleek suit with exaggerated shoulders and a sheer belt. She topped the look off with — you guessed it — loads of Versace jewelry. Something tells us we have a lot to look forward to this season on RHOSLC.
Catch the series premiere of The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City on November 11 at 10/9c. Get more RHOSLC on the Bravo app.
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