with photosLast year it was Will Smith’s hit, this year’s actress Hunter Schafer’s after-party outfit is the most talked about item at the Oscars. A tweet with a photo of her received the most likes of all Twitter posts about the party in recent days. What is the idea behind the flashy top?
How is Hunter Schafer?
Hunter Schafer, 24, is an American model and actress, best known for her role on the hit HBO series. Euphoria. As a model, she has worked with the biggest fashion brands, including Prada and Gucci. Magazine Time proclaimed her in 2021 as one of the “leaders” who, as a cultural phenomenon, leave their mark on the future and “will definitely make history.”
Schafer showed up to the Oscars after-party wearing only a feather-shaped top on her upper body. A photo of the outfit received more than 282,000 likes on Twitter, more than any other tweet using the #Oscars hashtag this year. Her own Instagram post garnered 2.4 million likes and CNN choose the set as the most striking outfit of the week. Hunter Schafer is emerging as one of the most exciting and best dressed young stars in Hollywood and her Oscar performance proves it. elle.
It was not a real feather.
The look is the brainchild of originally Belgian fashion house Ann Demeulemeester, styled by new creative director Ludovic de Saint Sernin. Just a week before the Oscars, she unveiled the feather bra at Paris Fashion Week. According to the director, the applications for the Oscars arrived before the stars saw his creations. It’s not clear if Schafer’s people did this as well, but it’s possible she didn’t know what she was signing up for. The top isn’t an actual feather: Schafer’s bra is made of leather and wood.
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Why a feather?
The upper part represents a quill, the kind you used to dip in ink to write. Designer De Saint Sernin started and finished the fashion show in Paris with the top, first in black and then in white. Feather motifs have been a brand favorite for years, but there’s more.
When the namesake of the brand left, she wrote a letter to her closest colleagues. With the top, the new director picks up the pen to write a new chapter. “A love letter to Ann,” he said. Demeulemeester is a big name as part of the Antwerp Six, a group of designers who graduated from the Flemish city in the 1980s and made their international breakthrough. The feathers are also part of the wings that the new boss wants to spread.
Extra charge in Hunter
The feather also symbolizes the idea that you yourself write the story of your life. That fits the style of Ann Demeulemeester and Ludovic de Saint Sernin, both known for their clothing that disregards traditional gender categories. For Hunter Schafer, as a transgender person, to celebrate his femininity with this brand on the world’s biggest stage, is according to CNN significant.
The designer himself praises Schafer’s “courage” in wearing the revealing top. He thinks it’s a great ‘thing’ that she did it. “She represents everything that in my opinion is important today,” he says Wednesday. Fashion.
Her stylist quits
The outfit also comes at an extra charge because it may be one of the latest achievements for Law Roach, star stylist for Zendaya Coleman, among others, who also helped Hunter at the Oscars. Shortly after the event, he announced his retirement. He likes fashion, but thinks the industry is too much about political games. It could be an April Fool’s joke, but that would be early.
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