Hunter Schafer’s Oscars after-party look

Written by Leah Dolan, CNN

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The three phrases that finest describe Hunter Schafer’s Vanity Fair Oscars social gathering look? Less is extra.

Dressed in a bias-cut white silk skirt, a single ivory-colored feather and — crucially — nothing else, Schafer was certain to lift just a few eyebrows. Google searches for the actor and mannequin skyrocketed on Sunday evening as her look hit social media. On Twitter, footage of Schafer instantly acquired tens of 1000’s of likes, whereas her personal Instagram submit has now been appreciated greater than 2 million occasions.

But extra than simply making a headline-grabbing second, Schafer’s ensemble was clearly thought-about. Fresh off the Fall-Winter 2023 runway, the look debuted earlier this month at vogue home Ann Demeulemeester’s present in Paris. It was designed by Ludovic de Saint Sernin, the label’s artistic director since December.

Celebrity vogue works finest when there is a story behind a glance. For instance, the believable Edie Sedgwick reference in Kendall Jenner’s Bottega Veneta tights, or Paul Mescal winking at conventional masculinity in a plain white tank prime.

For his first Ann Demeulemeester assortment, De Saint Sernin was impressed by “fashion-making as an authentic act of self-involvement.” It was a love letter — nearly actually — to the Belgian label’s founder, with imagery of “authorship and autobiography” baked into the garments (Sernin referred to as his feather bandeaus “quills” within the present notes).

Hunter Schafer’s barely-there Oscars after social gathering look was extra poetic than it first appeared. Credit: Karwai Tang/WireImage/Getty Images

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These concepts of self-expression, self-love and self-definition took on new that means when worn by Schafer. As a trans lady whose ascent to fame was inextricably linked to her gender identification — her large break was taking part in trans teenager Jules in HBO’s “Euphoria” — Schafer’s physique is subjected to fixed scrutiny on-line. The remark sections on her Instagram posts typically descend into open boards, the place customers really feel entitled (and seemingly compelled) to ask intimate questions concerning the trans expertise or problem Schafer’s womanhood.

Fittingly, there’s a lengthy lineage of gender-defying sentiments stitched into Schafer’s outfit. Founded in 1985 by Ann Demeulemeester and her husband Patrick Robyn, the model boasts a protracted legacy of gender-non-conforming vogue.

“I was interested in the tension between masculine and feminine, but also the tension between masculine and feminine within one person,” Demeulemeester instructed Vogue forward of a retrospective exhibition of her work in Florence, Italy, final 12 months. “That is what makes every person really interesting to me because everybody is unique.”
Schafer's outfit debuted on the Paris runway earlier this month.

Schafer’s outfit debuted on the Paris runway earlier this month. Credit: Kristy Sparow/Getty Images

In his newest co-ed assortment, De Saint Sernin — who’s famend within the business for his eponymous, gender-fluid label — introduced his androgynous world view to Ann Demeulemeester with fitted, romantic menswear silhouettes and sensual materials for all (assume skin-tight mesh tops, leather-based, and open shirts made out of a translucent organza materials).

A quill strapped throughout her chest, Schafer tell us she remains to be writing her narrative — and defining herself on her personal phrases. There’s a complete story contained in these two clothes. As De Saint Sernin stated within the present notes: “Thirty-six looks, each one a heartfelt sentence.”

The highly effective ensemble might change into one among Law Roach’s final movie star styling credit. Roach introduced over social media on Tuesday that he can be retiring from the business after 14 years of making conversation-driving appears to be like for the likes of Zendaya, Bella Hadid, Anya Taylor-Joy, Ariana Grande and Megan Thee Stallion.
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