For a massive movie such as Les Miserables, one movie premiere (and one outfit) simply won’t do. The epic tale needed at least three occasions for its stars, including Amanda Seyfried, Hugh Jackman, Russel Crowe and, of course, Anne Hathaway, to strut out on the red carpet and celebrate their film. Instead of wearing her go-to red carpet designers (ahem, Valentino, Armani Privé, etc.), Hathaway chose to go the road less traveled and showcased her svelte figure and fashion prowess by making unexpected choices. Hey, when you chop your hair off on screen, making edgy fashion choices seems less daunting.
For the main event, Anne wore Givenchy Haute couture by Riccardo Tisci. The backless gown featured tone-on-tone embroidery, which made it look as if it was covered in delicate pearls, and a unique halter bodice with flowing poet sleeves. In stark contrast to her character Fantine, who is a prostitute living on the streets, Hathaway showed that her ability to transform herself for her films is one of her strongest assets.
For the premiere’s after party, Anne slipped into something a little less formal, though we can’t imagine it was that much more comfortable. She stepped out wearing a deep blue cape by Burberry and then shed her outer layer to reveal an intricate dress by Altuzarra. The shorter, flirtier look was a sharp turn from her formal white gown and we loved how the strapless bodice brought all the attention to Hathaway’s new short ‘do and soft makeup.
And for an advanced screening of the film, Anne did a complete turn from the usual and chose the Row, a label we can’t recall seeing on a red carpet. Her navy blue gown had cap sleeves, a subtle belt and the same halter neckline as her Givenchy Haute Couture stunner. The more casual bohemian look was a refreshing choice for a celeb we’re used to seeing in severe, structured Armani gowns and delicate, ladylike Valentino lace. Another surprise we spotted: a silver-tipped French manicure, which might just be the nail trend of the holidays. While you might not be able to pull off her head-to-toe couture, you’ll have no problem trying on her flashy manicure for all your holiday parties.
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