Uh-oh! Someone’ s stylist is getting fired!
Or maybe not. Long-time kittens who catalogue our every word (they are LEGION) know that we’ve talked about genre-dressing as a red carpet approach for a while now. By that we mean when an actress dresses according to the project she’s promoting. Sci-fi: lots of metallics; Oscar bait: a combo of old school glamour and stately romanticism, rom-com: cute, sassy, covetable style; superhero: bright, mostly primary colors. Cate and Lupita both do it regularly.
But there’s a point at which the concept gets taken a bit far and veers into cosplay. We’ve always said you should dress to evoke and promote the project you’re there for, but that you shouldn’t confuse that with showing up in costume or in character, which always comes off cheesy to us.
Why are we saying this? Maybe you should watch the trailer first:
First: that looks absolutely freaking hilarious. Aubrey Plaza is in The Zone whenever she gets to play hilarious creeps. Second: it’s pretty obvious they didn’t accidentally show up in the same dress and we guess it’s clear now why we all of a sudden started talking about genre-dressing and cosplay.
But to be honest, we’re not feeling harrumph-y over this one.
Maybe because it’s a pretty great dress. Maybe because they both happen to look great in it. Maybe because, as PR stunts in a dicey market for non-superhero films go, it’s a pretty cute and charming one. We can’t hate.
Aubrey Plaza: Marc Jacobs Dress | Anita Ko Jewelry | Tyler Ellis Clutch | Sophia Webster Shoes
Elizabeth Olsen: Marc Jacobs Dress | Anita Ko Ear Cuff | Kavant & Sharart Rings | Sophia Webster Shoes
[Photo Credit: Getty Images – Video Credit: ONE Media via YouTube.com]
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