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Sofia Coppola Misses the Days When Women Dressed Themselves and Took Risks on the Red Carpet



Sofia Coppola isn’t a fan of red carpets these days.

“I miss the days before actresses hired stylists, when women dressed themselves for formal events. There was personality, style—and mistakes. Now everyone looks the same, with perfect grooming, gowns, and brand-new jewelry, as they parade a catalog of luxury items. It’s disappointing that actresses are expected to hire a stylist along with an agent and manager. Not only do they have to be good actresses, they are also all expected to be fashion icons.”

“I wish we lived in a culture where the actresses who aren’t afraid to take daring roles in films could also take some chances and dress like themselves. I wish the business of fashion wouldn’t get in the way of personal style and self-expression, and would give us ­something to dream about.”

“I love when you see an actress who looks like herself, even if her look isn’t perfect. But for the most part, stars are done up in a glamorously generic uniform—a look so professionally executed that real women could never come close to achieving it for a formal event in their lives.”

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Tags: coppolas, fashion, feminism / social issues, red carpet and event
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