Hailee Steinfeld masters better-after-breakup style following Niall Horan split
Nothing says outdated like the phrase, "Show him what he's missing", but then again, if you're on an international press tour fresh after a break-up, there's no harm in taking your glam up a few notches.
American actress Hailee Steinfeld (22) and Niall Horan (25) have ended their relationship after a year of dating, months after Niall said his job "can be quite demanding on your personal life" as the pair have bases in Dublin, London, New York and Los Angeles, in between their respective touring and promotional schedules. "They really tried to make it work. It definitely was young love," a source told E! News.
The Pitch Perfect star, who is starring in Bumblee, the new Transformers spin-off, is taking her split in her stride and expressing herself through her wardrobe. Earlier this year, the duo behind her red carpet attire, Rob Zangardi and Mariel Haenn, explained that they are trying to push the boundaries for every appearance.
"Stylists are making bolder choices not only for the talent to make a statement but also for themselves," Haenn told the Hollywood Reporter.
First, it was the Kardashian-approved Balmain mini-dress for the movie's Los Angeles premiere, a short structured dress with laser knit pattern and frayed hem and a pair of Alexander Vauthier black heels.
Then, it was the Saint Laurent mini-dress, a uniquely structured design for the Beijing red carpet, not to mention a pair of steel capped heels.
Back in New York, just a few days before she would score a fashion hat-trick that would entrance style watchers the world over, she went for a chic utilitarian look in an all olive combination: cigarette trousers, polo neck, a military coat and suede boots.
Earlier in the morning, her midnight blue silk blouse and Tibi trousers, with a pair of silver ankle boots by Christian Louboutin and a matching silver Nicole Benist puffer jacket, was the introduction to her more grown-up day glamour that would become a staple of her press tour.
On Thursday, she took a page out of Blake Lively's strategy book with a number of quick-changes to keep the waiting paparazzi not only interested, but also incentivising them to stay. Film PR isn't just about the - it's also about street style, red carpet fashion and the analysis of what it is you're wearing. First up, it was the snakeskin mini-dress, with a pair of black tights, black suede boots and an orange sheepskin coat, all by Heron Preston.
Then, it was the pièce de résistance was a silk floral utility jacket by Elie Saab with a pair of matching thigh high boots (with a controversial kitten heel), wrapped in a burgundy fur trim coat and a mustard yellow box bag.