4 posts tagged "Mia Wasikowska"
It’s hard to top last night’s Lady Gaga beach performance, but the starlets at Cannes today are aiming to try. The film to see is Sleeping Beauty, starring young Emily Browning (who picked Valentino for its evening, in-competition debut).
Our favorite looks from the premiere? First place to Mia Wasikowska, who chose a sinuous, floor-length Roland Mouret gown in red-carpet red. She’s got the youth vote for sure. But she’s also got stiff competition from the 73-year-old Jane Fonda, who went with an unforgiving, inset-paneled gown by Peter Dundas for Emilio Pucci—and pulled it off beautifully. Inès de la Fressange, too, proved you don’t have to be a teen to strut your stuff. The Roger Vivier brand ambassador stunned in black Carven—customized for her by designer Guillaume Henry—and a killer pair of Riviera-ready Vivier flats.
Who was your favorite? Sound off below.
After playing the famously unlovely leading lady in director Cary Fukunaga’s new film adaptation of Jane Eyre, Mia Wasikowska could do with some glamour. Aptly, the petite, nearly pixieish actress donned a floaty, chiffon-dappled Elie Saab tea-length frock at the W magazine and Saab-hosted (that’s the automaker, not the Lebanese designer) screening last night and it was something of a relief. “I always find the costume is the last piece of the puzzle for getting into character,” Wasikowska said. “Especially for this movie, it was so important to feel the repression. The corsets are awful, I couldn’t wait to get out of it every day.”
Set to open in select theaters nationwide this Friday, this remake of the Charlotte Brontë classic novel is the latest in a long line of cinematic interpretations. But the coming-of-age (and finding love, naturally) plot never seems to exhaust its evergreen appeal, especially among a smart female set. Glenn Close, her daughter Annie Starke, and Zoë Kravitz all caught the flick and after-party later at the Soho Grand Hotel. Rose Byrne professed that “it was one of my favorite books I read in school. It’s one of the seminal novels.” (The occasional guy has a soft spot for it too, like designer Thakoon Panichgul, at left with Wasikowska, who stopped by the bash.)
Another part of the draw was Wasikowska’s co-star, the handsome Michael Fassbender. (The duo also posed together for the April cover of W.) In the film, the actor takes on the conflicted role of Edward Rochester, a man who locks his mad wife up in the attic. “He’s a really troubled guy, almost bipolar you could say,” Fassbender described. Lucky for the ladies, his real-life persona was much more light-hearted. The actor revealed that Catcher in the Rye was his preferred classic. “Although,” he added with a laugh, “Winnie the Pooh was really the first book to make an impression on me.”
Sheer looks—like those we called out in our trend report—dominated the Spring ’10 runways—and we wondered how Hollywood would take to the style. Up-and-coming actress Mia Wasikowska, for one, seems to be signing on: At two events for her film “The Kids Are All Right,” the pixie-ish actress dared to go (almost) bare. For a promotional lunch in New York on Tuesday, Wasikowska wore a polka-dot chiffon blouse and pleated skirt by Jason Wu, paired with black tights and boyish leather oxfords (left). And for the film’s premiere last night, she chose Rodarte’s crystal-embellished tulle lace Illusion dress, with bare legs and minimal accessories and makeup for what we think is the stronger look (right). What do you think? Do you like Wasikowska’s see-through chic, or would you prefer something a little more demure? And which look do you like better?