It’s not every single day that we see an rising Hollywood star grasp the artwork of technique dressing, however Euphoria’s Hunter Schafer is doing simply that along with her Starvation Video games press tour type.
To advertise the most recent installment of The Starvation Video games sequence, The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes, each one in all Schafer’s trend selections has been a showstopper — and appears prefer it was plucked straight from Panem’s Capitol (IYKYK).
With the assistance of stylist Dara Allen, who can also be the style director of Interview journal, Schafer has been channelling her Songbirds & Snakes character Tigris Snow via a sequence of clever and creative appears. Within the movie, Schafer’s character is the older cousin of Coriolanus Snow (a.okay.a. the long run President of Panem and the sequence’ principal antagonist) in addition to a trend stylist apprentice whose love for garments is a key aspect of her persona.
With type taking part in such an vital function in Tigris’ storyline, it’s becoming that Schafer and Allen have been channelling creativity via her press tour outfits, which kicked off with a bang on the movie’s Berlin premiere earlier this month.
To stroll her first Ballad of Songbirds purple carpet, Schafer wowed in a Schiaparelli couture costume that appeared prefer it was painted instantly onto her physique. With a wide range of mosaic-style, hand-painted items, the midi-dress stopped just under her knees in a tattered hemline and featured exaggeratedly lengthy sleeves that coated Schafer’s arms solely.
The unconventional and nearly animalistic components of this costume think of Tigris’ altering look within the unique Starvation Video games movies.
When the viewers meets a a lot older Tigris in Mockingjay Half 2 (2015), she has dramatically altered her look with tattoos and surgical enhancements to resemble an precise Tiger. Although the precise purpose for this dramatic change in look is rarely explicitly acknowledged within the books, there was hypothesis that Tigris used these clever strategies to rework herself in retaliation in opposition to her cousin’s more and more tyrannical methods.
For her subsequent Ballad of Songbirds purple carpet on the movie’s London world premiere, Schafer wore a two-piece Prada ensemble that made it look as if she’d been dipped in liquid gold. The outfit’s bra high, bolero jacket and maxi-skirt had been embellished with lengthy, dangling black ribbons that contrasted the brilliant gold hue.
The over-the-top opulence of this outfit can as soon as once more be linked again to Tigris and the general eccentric type that many Starvation Video games characters are recognized for.
In The Starvation Video games, the wealthy stay in a futuristic, utopian metropolis referred to as the Capitol that’s remoted from the remainder of the nation and thus by no means has to take care of any of the problems (corresponding to poverty, poor working situations and the yearly risk of the Starvation Video games themselves) that plague Panem’s twelve districts. As such, it’s commonplace for Capitol residents, one in all which Tigris as soon as was, to show their wealth with audacious outfits and lavish equipment, like Schafer’s gold outfit.
And this wasn’t Schafer’s solely look that included a direct nod to Panem’s Capitol. Actually, her newest purple carpet outfit was shortly acknowledged by many unique Starvation Video games followers as an ode to a different beloved character.
For the movie’s New York premiere on November 15, Schafer wore a blossoming floral Marni costume from the designer’s Spring 2024 assortment. The structured minidress was adorned with 3D flowers that jutted out in all instructions, paying homage to the enduring 2011 Alexander McQueen butterfly costume (which occurs to be essential to subsequent yr’s Met Gala theme) that Capitol citizen Effie Trinket wore in an unique Starvation Video games movie.
Whereas this foray into the artwork of purple carpet technique dressing is a primary for Schafer, the actress isn’t any stranger to serving up head-turning purple carpet outfits.
Schafer, who’s finest recognized for enjoying Jules in Euphoria, made headlines final Oscar season when she hit the Self-importance Truthful after-party in a daring high from Ann Demeulemeester comprised of a single white feather throughout her breasts. Paired with an additional low-rise white silk skirt, the star’s look was all anybody needed to speak about eventually yr’s occasion.
After opening with a $98 million international launch on the field workplace throughout its first weekend, The Ballad of Songbirds is off to a powerful begin. Because the forged embarks on their previous couple of press stops, we’ll be protecting a watch out for extra stellar purple carpet moments from Schafer and her costars, corresponding to Rachel Zegler, who has additionally been channelling iconic Starvation Video games characters along with her premiere appears.
Try the gallery under for extra of Schafer’s thrilling Ballad of Songbirds’ press tour outfits.