Stylist: Jared Ellner
assisted by @jessmcatee, Brooke Sandra, Alex Bullock,
@varshapaturi and Alexandria Paige
Outfit: custom KNWLS
Makeup Artist: Lilly Keys using Lancôme
Hairstylist: Graham Nation
Manicurist: Thuy Nguyen
Shoes: Stuart Weitzman
I think you already know that these weeks are going to be heavily filled with throwbacks to past Oscars and Vanity Fair afterparties because award season is in full speed right now and we are catching up on the last movies we still have not watched prior to the Academy Awards (don’t worry, they are just a few).
Today we focused on a lesser known designer and we’re happy to write about internet personality Emma Chamberlain attending last year’s Vanity Fair Oscar Afterparty.
Chamberlain was seen on the red carpet wearing a dark blue/purple-ish custom KNWLS mesh bodysuit, skirt and bandeau, paired with purple Stuart Weitzman Nudistcurve Hollywood sandals.
She accessorized her ensemble with a pair of Cartier emerald and diamond pendant earrings, what seemed to be a Cartier Maillon Panthère diamond wedding band in white gold on her right index finger and two Panthère de Cartier rings on her left index finger and right middle finger.
Keep in mind that this was a tentative identification because her jewelry was mostly covered by her long sleeves.
Here is the brand statement, according to the LVMH Prize’s website:
“KNWLS is a South London based brand launched in 2017 by Charlotte Knowles and Alexandre Arsenault, shortly after they graduated from Central Saint Martins.
The brand strives to embody a disruptive vision of femininity, dangerous yet sensual. Their combined interests inform a unified perspective on an empowered wardrobe for a new digital zeitgeist. Best known for experimental body-con designs that accentuate the silhouette in unexpected ways, abrasive textures and print, KNWLS proposes an alternative approach to sensuality, exploring the strength of a future femininity.”
I must say that this dress is an accurate embodiment of the aforementioned statement and very much in line with my vision of a woman in our society.
What also drew me to this look was the grungy makeup that accompanied her dress, a true testament to the artistry of celebrity makeup artist Lilly Keys who I have admired from afar for the longest time.
Luckily, in an interview for Bustle, Keys revealed the unusual inspiration for the look, especially for an occasion in which people generally tend to go for simpler and more refined makeup looks.
“We were inspired by Emma’s stunning navy dress and metallic blue green nails, so I wanted to use emerald and green tones on her eyes to really make them pop. We referenced grunge glam makeup and collaborated together to come up with the idea of swampy, mossy jewel toned eyeshadow, paired with fresh skin, bronzed and glowing skin.”
If you’d like to replicate the look, here are all Lancôme products the pro used on Emma, courtesy of the brand (slightly edited for clarity):
– Ombre Hypnôse Stylo in ‘Erika F‘ and ‘Brun Captivant‘;
– Hypnôse Eyeshadow Palette in ‘Bronze Absolu‘ using the green and gold shades;
– Le Crayon Kôhl Eye Pencil in ‘Black Ebony‘;
– Idôle Liner in the shades ‘Aegean Blue‘ and ‘Emerald Green‘;
– Lash Idôle Mascara in ‘Glossy Black‘;
– Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation (no shade specified);
– Teint Idole Ultra Wear All Over Concealer (no shade specified);
– Blush Subtil in ‘French Blush‘;
– Le Lip Liner in shade ‘Fraichelle‘;
– L’Absolu Rouge Drama Matte Lipstick in ‘French Tea‘.
The hair was styled in a half-up half-down updo with short fringe by Graham Nation, the perfect edgy touch for such an iconic look, while her oval shaped metallic blue green manicure was courtesy of Thuy Nguyen.
I’m very fond of all the manicurists who go above and beyond to match the ensembles their clients wear to their nails, even though sometimes their work is covered by gloves or sleeves. They truly are unsung heroes and you should all pay attention to their dedication to the craft, because they are an important part of the getting ready process too.
To conclude, Emma was styled by her friend and collaborator Jared Ellner, one of the most interesting stylists out there at the moment.
I would describe his style as avant-garde with an eye to the past, and what I also like about him is his ability to cater to clients who love to be camp but with that hint of femme fatale (like Rachel Anne Sennott).
Instead, singer Olivia Rodrigo absolutely loves a good vintage pull–remember that Todd Oldham Spring 1995 look she wore while promoting her sophomore album ‘Guts‘? Look it up if you haven’t.
@vanityfair #EmmaChamberlain got the #VanityFairOscarsParty blue carpet memo. #VFOscars #Oscars ♬ original sound – ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀