Is there something extra thrilling than an rising Hollywood style icon? Enter Rachel Zegler. Whereas selling the newest within the Starvation Video games movie sequence, up-and-comer Rachel Zegler is proving she will play the a part of an A-lister on the subject of purple carpet fashion.
To attend the European premiere of The Starvation Video games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes on November 5 in Berlin, Zegler wore a fiery Alexander McQueen robe from the designer’s Fall 2023 assortment that screamed “girl on fire.” Between its distinctive neckline and the way its black mermaid silhouette seamlessly transitioned right into a purple orchid sample paying homage to flames, it was immediately clear to any OG Starvation Video games fan that Zegler was paying homage to the sequence’ unique heroine Katniss Everdeen, famously dropped at life by Jennifer Lawrence.
There are two significantly memorable scenes in each the primary and second Starvation Video games movies whereby Katniss dons robes that remodel right into a flurry of flames alongside the hemline as she spins. These attire, and their respective fiery spectacles, characterize the District 12 tribute’s intense, preventing spirit whereas establishing her as a pressure to be reckoned with each out and in of the sector.
And, though The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes is definitely a prequel to the unique movies, it’s clear that Zegler was honouring Katniss (and her main girl predecessor, Lawrence), whereas additionally drawing parallels between her Songbirds character, Lucy Grey Baird, and the movies’ former heroine along with her purple carpet look.
Although her daring premiere outfit caught the eye of each outdated and new Starvation Video games followers, it’s not the one film star fashion second we’ve seen from Zegler these days. With the assistance of stylist Sarah Slutsky Tooley, the 22-year-old has been noticed in a wide range of elevated seems whereas selling the movie, which obtained an interim settlement from SAG-AFTRA that has allowed its stars to promote the film amidst the continued Hollywood strike.
Except for her flame-inspired McQueen robe, Zegler has been seen in different purple carpet takes on technique dressing. Whereas selling the movie in New York Metropolis, Zegler donned a Dior outfit that included an asymmetrical, one-shoulder white shirt, in addition to a textured ombré yellow skirt filled with intricate ruffles. This look was little question an ode to Lucy’s eye-catching tulle skirted rainbow gown from the brand new movie, which is likely one of the character’s most recognizable outfits.
In terms of her different press tour seems, Zegler additionally seems to be leaning into the quiet luxurious aesthetic — and taking refined styling cues from none aside from Jennifer Lawrence whose current fashion makeover has been turning heads. Suppose: monochromatic outfits, timeless staples in elevated materials, and funky tailoring from logo-less manufacturers like The Row.
Zegler has been seen out and about in a wide range of silk blouses, wide-leg trousers, fitted vests and outsized blazers — all staples of a well-rounded quietly luxurious wardrobe. Most significantly, whereas a lot of her current seems have come from designers like Petar Petrov, Sergio Hudson and Dior, none of her ensembles show any logos or model names, which additionally falls in step with the refined, understated class of the aesthetic. Brand mania? We don’t know her.
These seems come just some months after Lawrence’s personal fashion and profession renaissance, which, as she moved away from her beforehand beloved quirky persona (and outgoing style sense), has included extra mature, refined outfits that now higher characterize the grownup she is immediately.
As Lawrence has launched into her current fashion evolution, she’s turn out to be a road fashion icon along with her usually toned-down, but at all times completely put collectively, seems. Favouring well-known “stealth wealth” manufacturers comparable to The Row, she’s normally seen in impartial colors and relaxed layers, together with loose-fitting trousers, in addition to outsized sweaters and blazers.
Like Lawrence, Zegler additionally tried her hand at quiet luxury-inspired road fashion seems not too long ago. In a sequence of images posted by her stylist, Zegler was pictured strolling her canine in an outfit comprised of minimalist labels. With a Kate Spade bag on her arm, Zegler subtly posed for the digicam whereas sporting Icon Denim loose-fitting denims, a easy white T-shirt by “less is more” model St. Agni and a traditional tan trench coat by J.Crew.
And past their newly comparable kinds, Zelger and Lawrence additionally share different profession and style similarities. Identical to how Lawrence received her large break after first taking part in Katniss in 2012, the forthcoming Starvation Video games prequel is Zegler’s first main film position (she beforehand starred as Maria in Steven Spielberg’s 2021 West Facet Story adaptation).
On the fashion facet of issues, the style world is clearly taking discover of the rising star. Zegler has been seen in an growing variety of Dior seems these days, and was even referred to as a “friend of the house” by the model again in Could. By the way, Lawrence has been a Dior ambassador since 2012, which was proper across the time that the primary Starvation Video games movie was launched. The 2 stars even met this previous September at a Dior present in Paris. Is a partnership between Zegler and Dior sooner or later? Solely time will inform.
So what’s subsequent for Zegler? The younger actor will tackle the titular position in Snow White, Disney’s newest live-action reimagining of the traditional fairy story, which is slated to premiere in 2025. Till then, we’ll be preserving an eye fixed out for extra technique purple carpet dressing and quiet luxury-inspired seems from the rising star.