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Zoey Deutch Talks 'Wonder Woman' and Power Dressing

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Zoey Deutch

The actress is the 2017 Women in Film Max Mara Face of the Future.

Riding a Wonder Woman high, the Women in Film cocktail party celebrating Face of the Future Zoey Deutch on Tuesday night at the Chateau Marmont was an upbeat affair.

“If I had a superhero movie like that when I was a kid, I would have walked down the street and thought, 'I can do anything!,'” said Deutch, 22, dressed in a red velvet bra top and pantsuit by Max Mara, sponsor of the party as well as the night’s annual Women in Film gala.

Director Patty Jenkins is undoubtedly Hollywood’s new superhero, having scored the best box-office opening weekend by a female helmer ever. But Deutch is no slouch, either.

“To be honored by Women in Film is really special, because I come from a family of women in film,” she said, noting that her mother Lea Thompson is an actor and director, and her sister Madelyn is a writer and actor.

Thompson, who also was at the party, directed her two daughters in the upcoming The Year of Spectacular Men, which is set to premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival. Deutch also appears in this fall's Rebel in the Rye and the upcoming Flower, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, and she currently is shooting Set It Up in New York.

Deutch is also becoming a bit of a fashion plate (the bra top, she admits, was a daring choice). “My style is dependent on my mood. I don’t want to just feel beautiful, I want to feel powerful and ready,” said the actress. "[Fashion] can make you walk differently, talk differently, hold your head differently, and that can be a real gift. That’s what I seek out when I’m trying to find an outfit for an event like this, which feels like my second bat mitzvah,” she said, popping up from a couch to greet friends.

The one fashion item in her closet she’d never give up? “A Kenzo coat I got on sale at Opening Ceremony," Deutch replied. "It’s big and black with shoulder pads and embroidered eyes all over it. I wear it when I go to something where I’m not sure I’m going to know anyone. It’s a talking point.”

The soiree drew a big crowd, including stylists Jen Rade, Elizabeth Stewart and Erica Cloud, who had just sent client Mandy Moore on her way to the 47 Meters Down premiere in a slip dress by Galvan. “We went for the whole ‘90s slip dress moment, which we hadn’t really done before,” Cloud said.

Ireland Baldwin, Sophia Bush, Olivia Culpo, Lydia Hearst, Jaime King, Holland Roden, Katherine Schwarzenegger, Molly Sims, Zelda Williams and Bellamy Young were all dressed by Max Mara; Peyton List was dressed by Burberry.

Los Angeles-based fashion designer Julia Clancey made a splash in a sequin caftan of her own design and a matching turban. Her friend, actress and former model Tolula Adeyemi, was wearing a similar look and said, “We’re twinning today.”

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