Why Kristen Stewart’s Oscars Look Was More Than Just a Fashion Statement

Stewart’s risk-taking ensemble wasn’t without its polish. She wore a custom Chanel black satin jacket and matching shorts, paired with a white chiffon blouse—left unbuttoned in Stewart’s signature, disheveled-cool way—and simple black pumps. “I asked [Chanel designer Virginie Viard] for simple, and obviously I got the most polished and inspired version of that,” says Stewart. “I feel I pushed her in a direction [that] maybe she would not have immediately gone in, and she pushed me, too. When you pick a dress from the runway, you feel like you need to do it justice; This felt the other way around.” 

To punctuate it, Stewart also wore elegant pieces from Chanel’s high jewelry collection, including a jaw-dropping 18-karat white gold necklace with onyx, spinel, and diamonds.“We wanted to create a finale look to this tour that felt authentically Kristen’s,” says Swennen. “It was a unique twist on a classical look that embodied her distinctive flair.”

Photo: Chanel / Greg Williams

For the beauty, hair stylist Adir Abergel and makeup artist Jillian Dempsey wanted Stewart’s natural beauty to shine through. Abergel used Virtue hair products and Dyson hair tools to get the grungy, wavy hair look. “I wanted to highlight the essence of Kristen with a relaxed, effortless style that had great structure,” says Abergel. “The look was  inspired by her natural texture, and the undone vibes of some of my favorite celebrity styles from the ’90s.” Dempsey, meanwhile, used Chanel makeup for a soft glam. “Tonight’s look was all about polished skin,” says Dempsey. “Clean and classic with a definite strength in the eyes—that is a signature Kristen Stewart look.” She finished it off with Chanel’s Rouge Allure L’Extrait lipstick in 812 for a pop of color. “I started in the center of the lips with the lipstick, then blended it out toward the edges to keep it modern with a natural finish,” she says. “Then, I used the Le Crayon Lèvres Longwear Lip Pencil, in nude brun, to. secure the lipstick and buffed it into the lip shade.”

Linda J. Picard

Next Post

Key trends that will help retailers respond to growing consumer confidence - 365 RETAIL

Thu Mar 31 , 2022
Keeping pace with consumer trends and changing behaviours is key to the success of retail operations, particularly when managing the impact of current global events on supply chains to ensure they’re able to consistently meet demand.  According to the latest CBI quarterly Distributive Trades Survey, consumer confidence is growing as […]