Wednesday 7 December 2016

Saoirse Ronan raises the style stakes in elegant two-piece at Oscars luncheon in LA

Sasha Brady

Published 09/02/2016 | 10:09

Actress Saoirse Ronan arrives at the 88th Academy Awards nominees luncheon in Beverly Hills, California February 8, 2016. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
Actress Saoirse Ronan arrives at the 88th Academy Awards nominees luncheon in Beverly Hills, California February 8, 2016. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
Actress Saoirse Ronan arrives at the 88th Academy Awards nominees luncheon in Beverly Hills, California February 8, 2016. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
Actress Saoirse Ronan arrives at the 88th Academy Awards nominees luncheon in Beverly Hills, California February 8, 2016. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
ennifer Lawrence arrives at the 88th Academy Awards nominees luncheon in Beverly Hills, California. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
Rooney Mara arrives at the 88th Academy Awards nominees luncheon in Beverly Hills, California. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
Lady Gaga arrives at the 88th Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon at The Beverly Hilton hotel on Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Brie Larson, wearing an outfit from London Fashion Week designer Emilia Wickstead, at the 88th Academy Awards nominees luncheon in Beverly Hills, California February 8, 2016. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
Alicia Vikander arrives at the 88th Academy Awards nominees luncheon in Beverly Hills, California February 8, 2016. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
Charlotte Rampling arrives at the 88th Academy Awards nominees luncheon in Beverly Hills, California February 8, 2016. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
Moderator Pete Hammond, Actress Saoirse Ronan of "Brooklyn" and SBIFF Director Roger Durling attend the Outstanding Performer of the Year ceremony at the Arlington Theater during the 31st Santa Barbara International Film Festival. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images for Santa Barbara International Film Festival)
Saoirse Ronan's strappy Jimmy Choo heels. Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images for Santa Barbara International Film Festival)

Irish actress Saoirse Ronan raised the style stakes in a glamorous two-piece suit at the Oscars luncheon in Los Angeles on Monday.

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The 21-year-old actress was among the stars in attendance at the pre-Academy Awards luncheon in the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Actress Saoirse Ronan arrives at the 88th Academy Awards nominees luncheon in Beverly Hills, California February 8, 2016. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
Actress Saoirse Ronan arrives at the 88th Academy Awards nominees luncheon in Beverly Hills, California February 8, 2016. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Ronan looked stylish and smart in two-piece suit consisting of a grey blazer and fitted shorts.

Louis Vuitton muse Alicia Vikander wore a pillarbox red dress from the fashion brand's latest collection.

Alicia Vikander arrives at the 88th Academy Awards nominees luncheon in Beverly Hills, California February 8, 2016. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
Alicia Vikander arrives at the 88th Academy Awards nominees luncheon in Beverly Hills, California February 8, 2016. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Asked about the process of selecting her Oscar gown, the actress said to WWD: "It’s trying to reflect what my soul looks like, which is far more complicated than what any dress could ever be."

The Danish Girl star also spoke about how the Oscar nomination has changed her.

"I’m still trying to get used to it," she said.

"I haven’t done many interviews at all until this year."

Rooney Mara, who's nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the movie Carol, revealed to WWD that she still hasn't selected her dress for the big night on February 28.

"Hopefully I will soon because time is ticking. Sometimes you just try one and sometimes 20. The process is always different."

Rooney Mara arrives at the 88th Academy Awards nominees luncheon in Beverly Hills, California. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
Rooney Mara arrives at the 88th Academy Awards nominees luncheon in Beverly Hills, California. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Meanwhile, Ronan and best friend and actress Brie Larson were both awarded the outstanding performer accolade at the Santa Barbara Film Festival.

It was the first time the festival dished the award out to two honorees.

Brie Larson, wearing an outfit from London Fashion Week designer Emilia Wickstead, at the 88th Academy Awards nominees luncheon in Beverly Hills, California February 8, 2016. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
Brie Larson, wearing an outfit from London Fashion Week designer Emilia Wickstead, at the 88th Academy Awards nominees luncheon in Beverly Hills, California February 8, 2016. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Ronan kept her look simple for the awards in a white halterneck dress and tassled Jimmy Choo heels.

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The Carlow-native recently revealed to New York Magazine that she doesn't feel she needs to conform to the pressures of Hollywood because her mother sheltered her from the negative side of the industry.

"I feel it a bit now, and I could see a change when Hanna came out, because it was the first sort of commercial success I'd had, apart from Atonement, and I was very young then – a lot of that went over my head," she explained.

Saoirse Ronan's strappy Jimmy Choo heels. Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images for Santa Barbara International Film Festival)
Saoirse Ronan's strappy Jimmy Choo heels. Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images for Santa Barbara International Film Festival)

"Part of it was that I'd grown up outside L.A., so I wasn't exposed to the competitive side of that world, where you feel like you have to do a thousand and one things in order to keep up with everyone else."

She added, "I didn't have that pressure of feeling like I needed to be exposed more or do a big studio film in order to get more work. It was down to the type of work I wanted to do."

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