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When Anne Hathaway showed up at Sundance last week looking perfectly chic and understated, we started to wonder if she was taking her usually girly style in a new and more sophisticated direction, flavored with structured menswear influences. An oversize cream Max Mara coat with an ASOS scarf was her outerwear of choice for arrival at the Salt Lake City airport. For a Harvey Weinstein football watching party at the film fest, she wore tattered jeans and an oversize funky graphic print Givenchy sweatshirt. Then there was a slouchy hunter green pantsuit paired with a black J Brand camisole.
All of those looks were for her promotional appearances on behalf of the new indie Song One. Another ensemble, which she wore to do interviews in the THR Sundance suite with Facebook and American Airlines, was a Nonoo quilted oversize sweater over a cotton pima tunic from pre-fall, all over skinny black leather pants. During the day, she accessorized with a two-tone Marni Trunk bag and Carrera by Jimmy Choo leopard-print shades.
From whence came the funkier side of Ms. Hathaway, we had to ask. Sources in the know tell THR that veteran stylist Penny Lovell, who also works with Rose Byrne, Taylor Schilling, Bella Heathcote and Mary Elizabeth Winstead, has been quietly pulling pieces from showrooms for Hathaway. Sundance reportedly was the duo’s first time out the gate together — meaning that the Oscar-winning actress has called off her long-term relationship with celebrity stylist-turned-designer Rachel Zoe (whose current clients include Jennifer Lawrence, Sofia Vergara, Jennifer Garner and Isla Fisher).
Lovell is best known for having a knack for taking smart risks, like Byrne’s groundbreaking white Elie Saab jumpsuit on the SAG Awards red carpet, leading the way for jumpsuits as eveningwear. We hope this means something new and exciting for Oscars, where Hathaway will present on the heels of her win last year for Les Miserables. If you recall, the normally impeccably dressed Hathaway showed up at the last minute in a pale pink satin Prada dress with unfortunately placed darts that became the most tweeted moment on the Oscar 2013 red carpet.
Hathaway worked with Zoe for roughly a decade.
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