Cover Taylor Russell emulates modern glamor on the red carpet (Photo: Courtesy of Loewe)

The ‘Bones and All’ star always looks comfortable and dazzling on the red carpet—this is how you can elevate your looks to emulate her modern glamour

Taylor Russell is the name on lips of every stylist and designer right now.
The Canadian actress has been on the rise for a few years now, with memorable roles in indie drama Waves and gory thriller Escape Room. However, it’s the successful Cannes and Venice Film Festivals debuts of Luca Guadagnino’s cannibalistic love story, Bones and All, that’s thrusted her acting chops and stunning red carpet looks into the spotlight.

Russell was recently named global ambassador for Loewe, after she opened the show for the house at Paris Fashion Week Spring-Summer 2023. And the brand’s creative director Jonathan Anderson says, “I’ve never been so inspired by someone.”
The 28-year-old, dubbed a “fashion darling” in the industry, is often seen incorporating four simple but impactful signature styles that amplify her red carpet moments and give her a distinctly edgy look.

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1. Opting for Avant Garde minimalism

While “Avant Garde” and “minimalism” seem like contradictions, Russell masterfully weaves the two together when she wears dramatic silhouettes in neutral colour palettes, which seems to be her newest formula for events lately.
Whether it’s Schiaparelli or Balenciaga, Russell manages to emulate the brand’s DNA, while maintaining her own sense of style by pairing flamboyant accessories with structural gowns.

2. Making archival references… and making them cool

Russell toes the line of modern and vintage with the grace of a tightrope walker. Her affinity for edgier looks doesn’t stop at experimenting with pieces from newer brands, she's also pulled off archival looks from Vivienne Westwood and Alexander McQueen.
Just last month, she wore an opulent velvet corset gown from Westwood's autumn/winter 1998 collection to the Bones and All premiere in London, and a daring leather McQueen dress inspired by the late designer's spring/summer 1999 collection to the Academy Museum Gala—both of which were major fashion moments, then and now. 

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3. Making a statement with hair and make-up

Russell and her stylists know that hair and make-up can elevate a look—and luckily, she has range and gusto to be experimental. 

Previously, the star leaned more towards the bushy-browed, barefaced aesthetic, but now she can be seen rocking browless and sculpted looks; a daring, alien-esque effect that amplified both her features and outfits.
Hair wise, she’s been favouring short and slicked dos, with wisps of fringe and severe crops that also make her red carpet ensembles feel very high fashion.

4. Copying, but not pasting

To an extent, everything is copies in today’s fashion industry in which many celebrities are dressed by the same houses or stylists who understand the style they feel best in. However, Russell takes note from others’ books and then rewrites them.

For example, she drew upon Audrey Hepburn’s iconic ensemble from Funny Face for the 2022 New York Film Festival—in which she wore a Cartier necklace as a diadem and a white strapless Givenchy gown—and gave it her own spin by referencing the classy number in a similar Prada number… but in black.

Russell also occasionally dress to match with bestie Alexa Demie: for the 2022 British Vogue after party, they wore very similar Alaïa looks with hoods styled with baby fringes, which is reminiscent of Grace Jones' iconic 80s hooded looks, but still entirely their own.


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