Having immersed ourselves in the first few screeners of Miss Kiernan’s new Netflix series based on the Archie comics horror heroine, we can tell you that you’re about to see a whole new, far darker and more grownup side to the former Sally Draper. And since Kiki was always a gal who loved fashion and demonstrated a sophisticated understanding of how to use it to promote her work, we’re going to be treated to some loudly declarative looks and some quietly on-point ones.
Oh, also there’s a boy in these shots. He’s cute. He plays her boyfriend Harvey and he dresses kind of goofy.
Ross Lynch and Kiernan Shipka at the “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” Spain Photocall
We should note that the series is set in the sixties and that might explain the retro nature of some of these looks. It does not necessarily explain why he looks like he’s posing for the 1972 JC Penney catalog. We don’t even know what the hell’s going on there. As for her ensemble, she’s definitely in that small group of people who can get away with wearing it. We don’t love the color or the over-fussy shoulders, but considering how insane he looks next to her, she comes off like the sophisticated one here. Besides, she knows how to sell a slightly challenging look like this one.
Kiernan Shipka and Ross Lynch at New York Comic-Con 2018
This is cute. Her dress, while perhaps a little formal for Comic-Con, has that sweetly retro ’60s teen feel to it. We like that it’s being given a slight twist with ’80s style hair and makeup. It all suits her really well. His outfit remains goofy, but at least it’s got some youthful charm to it, unlike that polyester Sansabelt monstrosity he was wearing before.
First Look: Rosie Assoulin Ensemble from the Fall 2018 Collection
[Photo Credit: INSTARImages, Courtesy of Rosie Assoulin]