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Cara Delevingne has been busy promoting the coming-of-age dramedy Paper Towns, in which she stars opposite Nat Wolff as the mysterious Margo Roth Speigelman.
During her whirlwind of a press tour, the model-turned-actress has been making the rounds in her most show-stopping looks yet. And that’s thanks in part to Rob Zangardi and Mariel Haenn, who also style Jennifer Lopez, Rachel McAdams and Ciara.
While Delevingne is no stranger to the red carpet, Zangardi says the styling duo wanted to maintain her cool and effortless style while adding “a movie star feminine polish.”
“We didn’t want to go too far into ladylike territory since the film is for a younger demo, so the idea was to have fun with the looks,” says Zangardi of the “whimsical yet intellectual” ensembles, which have included a houndstooth print Mary Katrantzou piece, floral Dolce & Gabbana dress, Etro waist coat and most recently a silver sequined Saint Laurent mini.
According to Zangardi, the 22-year-old collaborated with him and Haenn and weighed in on the type of looks she wanted to wear.
“She wanted to go in a more girly direction in general, so adding more interesting prints and bright colors was our way of bringing that objective to life without losing Cara’s laid-back and offbeat personality,” he tells Pret-a-Reporter. “Because Cara is a bit of a style chameleon and easy to take in any direction, we’ve been able to experiment with different prints, and they all work effortlessly on her.”
Among all the promo attires seen on Delevingne, Zangardi notes that the Mary Katrantzou look is one of his favorites.
“Though it was much more colorful and feminine than what people are used to seeing on Cara, she looked so comfortable and confident in the look,” says the stylist, who first started working with Delevingne for CinemaCon in April.
He adds: “The oxblood and acid yellow popped with her coloring, the houndstooth print felt classic English (an accidental nod to her hometown, London) but with an interesting, modern twist, and the sheer sleeves added a sultry balance to the more sophisticated shape of the look.”
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