In today’s world of stylists and “strategic” red carpet dressing, coming across a celebrity with serious fashion creds to match their acting chops is a rare thing. Luckily, there are a few paparazzi favorites who just so happen to have killer style, even after the cameras stop rolling. I’m talking the likes of SJP, Diane Kruger, Kate Bosworth, and, my new personal favorite, Léa Seydoux.
Although she may not be a household name stateside quite yet, the French actress has been garnering attention across the Atlantic for some time. After years spent making some serious impressions in memorable supporting roles (Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris, anyone?), Seydoux grabbed the spotlight in 2013 with the release of the edgy Blue is the Warmest Color. The film, Seydoux’s performance especially, received global praise, and captured the prestigious Palme d’Or award at the Cannes Film Festival. The coveted roles have quickly followed suit: she made an appearance in Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel last year, and it was recently confirmed that you’ll be seeing her next fall as the girl to Daniel Craig’s Bond in Spectre.
Okay, okay, so she’s a talented actress with a big future ahead, but weren’t we talking about fashion here? Have patience, my friends. not only is Léa Seydoux a favorite amongst top directors, but she has also garnered quite a following in the fashion world. Known for her cool-girl street style and head-turning red carpet looks (case point: the yellow Prada number seen above), its safe to say that, when it comes to fashion, Seydoux is far from your average celebrity. Instead of acting as a brand’s human billboard at premieres and film festivals, Seydoux is on the billboards: in 2013, she was the face of Prada’s Prada Candy and Prada Candy L’Eau fragrances. In 2014, she returned as the face of the Prada Candy Florale perfume.
Oh, and just in case you were wondering, her approach to off-duty dressing is just as impressive as her resumé. In an interview with Vogue UK, Seydoux shared that she likes her look to be a little décalé, or “off-beat”. How does she achieve this? Here’s how she puts it: “I might wear the wrong shows. Or sweater. But I always wear exactly what I want.”
And how, ladies and gentleman, can you not love that?