They did not disappoint.
Saoirse Ronan in Carolina Herrera
She doesn’t dip into the retro-romantic well as often as her looks would suggest, so this looks fresh to our eyes when it might look generic on someone like Keira Knightley, who’s spent most of her career positively swimming in that well. While it doesn’t evoke the period style of the film (for which we’re grateful because that would be cosplay) it nonetheless speaks of moors and castles and Historic Ladies in Peril, all of which could not be more perfect for her or this moment.
Margot Robbie in Rodarte
Miss Margot is taking a slightly different route. Saddled with the “ugly” role in the film (unlikely as that sounds), she’s doing the classic “I may have been a scary witch-looking thing in this one but don’t forget I’m glamorous and hot” awards season style maneuver. It’s got that romantic quality and a vaguely retro undertone that allows it to coordinate well with Saoirse’s gown but with every swish of the skirt and from every angle, it reminds all who see it that the wearer is a STAR. The rose applique and coordinating lip are what propels the look.
We’ll have our review of the film on our podcast this Friday, but suffice it to say, we are sadly quite underwhelmed.
Saoirse Ronan: Carolina Herrera Dress from the Spring 2019 Collection
Styled by Elizabeth Saltzman
Margot Robbie: Rodarte Dress from the Spring 2019 Collection
Styled by Kate Young | Makeup by Pati Dubroff | Hair by Bryce Scarlett
[Photo Credit: INSTARImages, vogue.com – Video Credit: Focus Features via YouTube.com]