Claire Foy in Stella McCartney & Rosetta Getty: stunning or basic?

66th San Sebastian International Film Festival - First Man - Photocall

It feels like Claire Foy is really happening now, right? She’s that perfect combination for people: she’s beautiful but approachable, crazy-talented but humble, smart but not patronizing. Moms love her because of The Crown. Casting directors love her because she’s a Cate Blanchett-esque shape-shifter who can play any role. And fashionistas might start to like her because she’s trying, she really is. Over the past year, I feel like Claire has gotten some good people around her – stylists, makeup artists, etc – who have tweaked her look to something more sophisticated and fashion-forward. I enjoy it. I am going to enjoy seeing a lot of Claire in the future.

Chances are, we’ll be seeing a lot of Claire during this awards season, because she’s got such a big role in First Man. I imagine the argument will be: is Claire’s role supporting or lead? If she’s designated a supporting actress, it’s more than possible that she’ll be part of a massive Oscar campaign.

These are photos of Claire and Ryan Gosling at the San Sebastian International Film Festival this week. These two have already done the film festivals in Venice and Toronto, and I would imagine they’ve got a few more to do in the coming months. Claire’s stylists are prepared! For the photocall, she wore a leather Rosetta Getty dress which looks… sort of great, right? Then for the premiere, Claire wore a velvet Stella McCartney gown with simple lines. Some random thoughts: Claire enjoys a strong lip color, and I approve. She’s committed to being pale too – no fake tans, no orange makeup. And she seems to veer towards darker looks too, which will help when she’s promoting The Girl In the Spider’s Web, where she plays Lisbeth Salander. That promotional tour is coming up too. I can’t wait!

PS… is anyone else getting Alexis Bledel vibes?!?

66th San Sebastian International Film Festival - First Man - Photocall

66th San Sebastian International Film Festival - First Man - Premiere

66th San Sebastian International Film Festival - First Man - Photocall

66th San Sebastian International Film Festival - First Man - Premiere

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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23 Responses to “Claire Foy in Stella McCartney & Rosetta Getty: stunning or basic?”

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  1. violet says:

    Hate, just – hate – the leather outfit. Beautiful autumn color but the shape and design do absolutely nothing for her, like, just nothing and absolutely makes one wince at how awful her knees look. Graceless and silly.

    The McCartney gown on the other hand, is stunning. Looks like that famous portrait painting whose name I forget by the famous artist I forget (shame on me). Just beautiful.

  2. Maum says:

    Hate the leather- very ill-fitting and cheap-looking.

    The McCartney looks surprisingly good. I am partial to velvet and that dark green is gorgeous with her complexion. The hair and make up compliments it very well.

  3. Becks1 says:

    I actually kind of like the leather. NMS, necessarily, but I don’t hate it. I wish she had worn different shoes with it though.

    LOVE the McCartney though. Simple but gorgeous.

  4. M says:

    Nope. That’s all I’ve got.

  5. Originaltessa says:

    I hate to be this person, but her current styling is very aging. She’s only 34 and she looks to be in her 40’s to me.

  6. FhMom says:

    She gives me Isabella Rossellini Lancôme vibes here.

  7. terra says:

    As a fellow pale girl, I heartily approve of her eschewing self tanner.

    I do see the Alexis Bledel comparison. Sort of a cross between Bledel, yes, and Rachel Weisz – and I think Rachel Weisz is gorgeous, so that’s a huge compliment from me. Also, maybe a little Kristen Stewart, too?

  8. Killjoy says:

    Love both, the Stella McCartney is absolutely stunning. I saw the preview for the Girl With the Dragon Tattoo last night, and despite being an avid watcher of The Crown, I couldn’t put my finger on who was the lead until the trailer credits. I just kept thinking, that’s definitely not Alexis Bledel…

    There was a comment here that she’s 34 and her styling makes her look more like she’s in her 40′s. I’m about to turn 34, and depending on my style of the day, I either look late 20′s or early 40′s — for some people this age, we become sort of chameleons. There is nothing wrong with looking older, because there is nothing wrong with being older.

    • solidgolddancer says:

      I just turned 35 and depending on the day, I could look like a college student or professor. Thank you for stating that there is nothing wrong with looking older!!

      • Chocolate Princess says:

        Hey I always tell everyone that I feel like 21 years old. I will be turning 35 soon as well but people think I am 18 years. So for me, I kinda enjoy getting older for now.

  9. Cee says:

    I love the fact she lets her pale ass skin shine and doesn’t try to desperately darken it trough tanners and makeup. Makes me feel better about my pale ass skin.

  10. Janet says:

    She isn’t stunning. She never had been. Why would she want to be? She is an actress, not a model. She is a damn fine actress at that. Her looks don’t matter.

    • Polly says:

      Being attractive is not a crime.

    • perplexed says:

      I think she’s one of those people who become prettier when you hear her speak. She’s more articulate than other actresses. I don’t necessarily think it’s because she’s British, but she, Emma Thompson, and Hugh Grant are those kinds of people who are actually more entertaining and attractive when they open their mouths. It’s like the opposite of whatever Natalie Portman has.

  11. violet says:

    I think that McCartney gown would look utterly fabulous on Meghan – I wish she would wear more McCartney. Foy is small like Meghan, and the material is opulent but the amount of cloth isn’t overwhelming (I love the way it pools at her feet into the tiny train at the back!). I’m imagining it on Meghan but with the velvet at the top in burgundy rather than green, and Meghan has pretty shoulders.

    Shall we write in with the suggestion?!

  12. Louise says:

    If you think the Crown is good, please watch Wolf Hall. She is mesmerising.

  13. bella says:

    She looks beautiful and in both dresses. The green velvet Stella is absolutely jaw dropping on her.