Style File: Greta Gerwig Goes Her Own Way, in Chanel and Vintage Cardinali

Posted on February 06, 2018

We don’t normally cover director nominees unless they’re also stars in their own right. Miss Greta may not have been on the household-name level before LadyBird dazzled the critics, but she had a solid indie career as the Mumblecore Princess for some time. That indie-cred, film festival-born background tends to be informing her style choices on the road to Oscars night.


Greta Gerwig attends the 90th Annual Academy Awards Nominee Luncheon in Beverly Hills, California in Chanel.

This is pretty and has a polished and professional feel to it. It also has a bit of a vintage-store aesthetic to it, which suits her to a T. We’re not super-crazy about the second fabric, although we suppose the dress would be generic without something to make it a little more picture-ready. We like it because it has just enough color and interest to make her stand out, the way an actress might want to, but it’s got a seriousness and professionalism that speaks to her role as a director.

Then there’s that other side of Greta; the side that heads downtown for a drag show:

Greta Gerwig attends The Hollywood Reporter 6th Annual Nominees Night in Beverly Hills, California in Vintage Cardinali.

It’s … not boring. We’ll give it that.

We have a longstanding sacred duty to denounce titbows whenever we encounter them in the wild. We can’t truly defend this one or claim we don’t mind it. But there’s that vintage-store aesthetic rearing its head again. This basically looks like something Molly Ringwald would’ve worn if the song had been “Pretty in Orange.” That’s almost making us love it a little.




Style Credits:
First Look: Chanel Dress from the Spring 2018 Collection | Uma K Jewelry | Jimmy Choo Shoes
Second Look: Vintage Cardinali Embellished Dress with Bow Detailing Dress 

[Photo Credit: INSTARImages,]


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