Kristen Stewart Does Formal Attire Her Own Way at the Independent Spirit Awards

Kristen Stewart served as the Independent Spirit Awards ceremony’s honorary chair last night, and she certainly looked the part. The Spencer actor has been delivering one stunning look after another during her film’s press tour—her red carpet cameos have included tons of Chanel dresses and chic, sustainable cardigans—but for her latest appearance, she chose to reimagine evening wear in Chanel’s glittering crepe top and pants, proving that a two-piece can be just a formal as a gown.

It helps that Stewart’s elegant (and slightly bridal) look is from Chanel’s Métiers d’Art 2022 collection, which is handmade by some of the fashion house’s finest artisans. On the runway, her ensemble was shown underneath a long, black coat, but Stewart allowed it to shine completely on its own, exposing details like the two “CC” buttons that were placed at the bust, almost like pasties.

Stewart accessorized the look with a sleek Chanel watch, made of 18-karat yellow gold, titanium, and diamonds. For glam, makeup artist Jillian Dempsey opted for a “fresh and pretty” beauty look. “I went with very clean skin, defined black lashes, a bit of a smudged under-eye, soft cheeks, and a nude-apricot tone lip shade to complement the sheen of her white outfit,” says Dempsey. Hair stylist Adir Abergel gave her a wavy, half-pulled-back hairstyle derived from an unexpected inspiration. “I looked to the 1950s and 1960s greaser boys who had texture and separation in their hair,” Adir tells Vogue, “and incorporated those influences into a look that was a classic silhouette of old-school Hollywood hair.” With Stewart being a modern-day A-lister, the end result felt undeniably fresh.

Below, a closer look at Stewart’s Independent Spirit Awards look.

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