Kristen Stewart refuses to fit the red-carpet-look mold. The reluctant fashion icon has been taking big risks by combining her offbeat style with elegant Chanel looks, and it’s landed her on many best-dressed lists. For the New York premiere of her latest movie, Café Society, on Wednesday night at the Paris Theatre, Stewart stepped out wearing a ruffled, sheer, long-sleeved ivory Chanel gown that featured leather cuffs and criss-cross ribbing at the waist. With her platinum-blonde undercut hairstyle, how does Stewart describe her fashion-forward look these days?
“It’s fucking dope!” Stewart proudly told Vanity Fair at the screening presented by the Cinema Society. “My style is a little edgy and different. It’s fun to wear clothes that show off my personality, and I feel way more comfortable and confident when I do. It’s boring if I look like everyone else. I like to be different, even if other people don’t like what I’m wearing.”
After the screening, the 26-year-old ditched her Chanel frock and changed into a casual ensemble for the after party, which was at the Carlyle hotel. She wore a black leather jacket, a sheer gray T-shirt, distressed skinny jeans, a bright-orange beanie (despite the 80-plus-degree weather), and a pair of Vans sneakers with white stripes on the side.
Director Woody Allen is a big fan of Stewart’s fashion and aesthetic. When he first saw her in the 2014 drama Clouds of Sils Maria, he knew she would be perfect to play a 1930s secretary torn between two men in Café Society.
“Kristen had the right qualities for this story, and there were very few people who did,” said Allen. “She has a very beautiful look that could be a girl from Nebraska—simple, corn-fed, and naïve—and could transform easily into a very sophisticated and elegant woman. Not every woman can do that. And there are some that could play one and not the other. I needed someone like Kristen to play this kind of character, and she was ready to do it. She’s really great.”
Source Vanity Fair