Anna Paquin in Dundas at “The Irishman” New York Film Festival Premiere

Posted on September 30, 2019

It would seem that Miss Anna is that rare creature in the much-lauded The Irishman: a woman with a speaking role. We say that in order to put the following eye-popping frock into some sort of context. After all, if you’re here to promote the utter sausagefest of an awards-track project you’re in, wouldn’t you want to make sure you stand out somehow?





We propose that this tacky-ass Disco Cleopatra look may just be good, smart red carpetry. While the film and several of its male leads and director may be on their way to ride the awards season carousel, she is most likely going to be standing off to the side of things. It’s not a bad position to be in; coasting your way through awards season with the pressure off you and the spotlight adjacent to you. The patina of quality on a critically acclaimed film can do a lot for the careers of its non-principals if they navigate it smartly. She’s been through the awards season wringer starting as a child actor so we suggest she may understand this on some level better than a lot of her peers. Anyway, we may just be overthinking this a bit. The point: it’s good to do what you can to yank that spotlight onto you when it’s shining right next to you. Coming out in such a loud and declarative dress does the trick nicely.

But we do not suggest this is chic or even stylish. It’s PR. Now you know she’s in a highly regarded film.





Style Credits:
Dundas Sequin Embellished Silk-Georgette Mini Dress from the Pre-Fall 2019 Collection

Styled by Rebecca Corbin-Murray | Hair by Ben Skervin | Makeup by Deanna Meluso

[Photo Credit: John Nacion/, Kristin Callahan/ACE Pictures/, Roger Wong/, Courtesy of Dundas]

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