Saturday 24 March 2018

Rachel Weisz is not precious about her expensive designer gear

Rachel Weisz
Rachel Weisz

Actress Rachel Weisz has revealed a somewhat unusual attitude to her designer clothes. While most of us would be careful about how and when we wear any expensive clothes, the actress wears a leather jacket worth thousands as if it were a cardigan, following the advice of a top designer.

The 42-year-old, who married ‘Bond’ actor Daniel Craig last year, is the proud owner of a Rick Owens leather jacket, an item highly coveted by the fashion pack.

The actress splashed out on the piece and is still amazed by how much it cost. It meant she rarely wore it, until designer Narciso Rodriguez took her in hand.

“[It was] a major investment, so f**king expensive, but you know, I’ve had it for years and years and if you do cost for wear…,” she told the latest edition of UK Vogue. “Narciso Rodriguez, who sleeps in his, gave me some good advice. I kept saving it for best and he said, ‘Just wear it like a cardigan.’”

Her other wardrobe staple is trousers by Rag & Bone or Stella McCartney – whose pieces she finds “kind of lift one’s bum”.

The 42-year-old star is famed for her porcelain skin, although it hasn’t always been that way. When she was younger she longed to be bronzed.

“I used to sit out in Hampstead Garden Suburb covered in Bergasol in my teens; then, when I hit my twenties no more,” she laughed.

“[I have a facialist] who does craniosacral therapy and massages inside your mouth… slightly new-agey, it gets you a little high.”

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