Over the course of her Spencer press tour this year, Kristen Stewart has brought her distinct sense of style to the many red carpets. Often in Chanel, her awards season looks have been rife with elegant gowns and bike shorts that Princess Diana herself would approve of — something the actor certainly thought of while putting together her ensembles with stylist Tara Swennen.
“It’s been a daunting experience to take this character that coincidentally loved Chanel so much, just as I do,” Stewart says. “Chanel has such integrity and respect for art and for history, [and] they were the perfect partner to make sure that’s being done correctly. To make sure that it had the truth and commitment and honesty it needed.”
At the 94th annual Oscars on Sunday, Stewart continued her relationship with Chanel, once again opting for an ensemble that channelled Princess Diana’s pared-back aesthetic. Only this time, Stewart also wanted to inject a little bit of herself into the final end result. She forwent a formal dress in favour of a more-modern shorts suit.
“I really wanted to be the most honest that I possibly could, and not feel that I’m telling someone else’s story, but [instead] finding my own,” says Stewart. “It was the one opportunity to be me. I didn’t want to feel placed in an outfit — I wanted to feel an elevated elegance, and [like] it’s second skin. The right way to do this was to lean into ‘less is more,’ and allow yourself to stand in your own skin rather than put on an armour.”