Lily Collins is back on the job promoting her role as last week’s Most Hated Woman in the World, Emily in Paris! If you’d like to hear our thoughts on the much-discussed Netflix series, by all means, go here and here, because we apparently had a lot of them. For now, let’s be even more frivolous and focus on her style:
She’s really good at this WERQ-From-Home thing. Granted, it helps enormously that she’s photogenic to an unearthly extent and looks fantastic in all kinds of fashion, but she’s good at just focusing on a camera and making the clothing she’s wearing stand out. Some of these at-home photo call-style events have come off a bit too amateurish, considering the stylist’s services and all the high-priced fashion on display in most of them. We can think of no better way to illustrate this than to compare these shots with the look book shot of a professional dress-wearer in the same frock:
That looks like a flimsy, slightly silly bit of nightgown, but Lily makes it look rich and exuberant in a way the Giambattista Valli folks didn’t quite manage.
Once again, we find that a certain at-home celebrity ensemble looks great in the setting but would probably come in for a bit of bitchery on our parts if it had been worn on a red carpet. This is how it’s done in these uncertain times. The rules for celebrity style have changed. You don’t pick a dress that’ll survive a limo ride and look good from any angle. You pick something dramatic that can be posed in exactly the right way for maximum photo effect. In other words, good celebrity at-home style is way more editorial in nature.
Giambattista Valli Dress from the Resort 2021 Collection
Styled by Rob Zangardi + Mariel Haenn | Hair by Davy Newkirk | Makeup by Fiona Stiles
[Photo Credit: Rob Zangardi/Instagram, Fiona Stiles/Instagram, Courtesy of Giambattista Valli]