How Brie Larson's Red-Carpet Style Is Built
"We are almost creating this character of who she wants to be on the carpet," said Cristina Ehrlich, the Golden Globe winner's power stylist.
Brie Larson has been the breakout star of this awards season, not only for her performance in Room, but for her bold red-carpet choices.
She’s landed on the top of best-dressed lists for her "Joan of Arc armor" gilded Calvin Klein gown at the Golden Globes, and her Giambattisa Valli couture mixed-print mini at the National Board of Review awards (seen below).
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"Brie has just been such a gift because we’re kind of creating her sensibility," stylist Cristina Ehrlich told Pret-a-Reporter at the Valentino couture show in Paris. "She doesn’t want to look like anybody else. She’s such a smart girl and talented actress that we are almost creating this character of who she wants to be on the carpet."
Ehrlich was scouting for upcoming red carpet dresses for Larson, as well as for Penelope Cruz for the Zoolander 2 premiere.
Among the few collections she saw, the style guru was particularly drawn to the flowing feel of the Valentino and Chanel shows. "It’s not about these corseted structured dresses and I feel like there’s a lot of room to play around," she said.
The lower neckline is also a welcome trend. "For a lot of girls when they have a chest, a high neckline closes you up. There’s something about having an open neckline that gives a little bit of vulnerability. And a lot of actresses are petite. The open neckline lifts them up."
So can we expect something low-cut for Larson on the SAG red carpet? Not even Ehrlich knows yet. While Larson’s Oscar dress is already in the works, Ehrlich says the outfit for Saturday’s SAG "is yet to be determined."
Only coffee and couture are a sure thing so far — the fitting to finalize that evening's gown starts at 7 a.m.