Julia Roberts began her day in London dressed in a blue Burberry bomber and ended it walking around a McQueen graffiti. We explain ourselves. The actress is in the English capital promoting her new movie, Journey to Paradise, and she has chosen an avant-garde wardrobe together with her usual stylist, Elizabeth Stewart. But make no mistake, this is not just graffiti.
For the premiere, Roberts wore a custom-made black Chantilly lace Alexander McQueen gown embellished with custom crystal motifs, hand-embroidered with silver bullion, metallic thread appliqués, and sequins. Among the details painstakingly stitched together by Sarah Burton’s team, we decipher “JR + DM”, dedicated to Julia’s husband, Daniel Moder; the year 2002, in honor of his wedding date; the initials of the couple’s children, Hazel, Phinnaeus and Henry; the word ” love ” and a few hearts. “We were inspired by the glass graffiti Sarah took out at the show,” Stewart tells Vogue .on this special commission, which he accessorized with a short tuxedo jacket in silk wool.
The romantic British firm, revered for its unique storytelling, was the perfect partner to bring Roberts’ sentimental vision to life. Although McQueen’s atelier looks to the most remote and unusual parts of this world for inspiration, from sea anemones to storm clouds, sometimes, as the grande dame of Hollywood demonstrates, home is better than nowhere. Judging by the dazzling smile that characterizes her, Julia was delighted with her latest red carpet look.
Let’s remember that the actress has skipped the rules of etiquette on more than one occasion. Famous for the boxy cut suits that became a hallmark of the late 80s to 90s, Roberts preferred a thousand times to go from Annie Hall (see the oversize two-piece by Armani that she wore at the 1989 Golden Globes) to sheath the dresses of princess that obsessed their colleagues by profession. It was her armpits, not Vivienne Tam’s sequined gown, that grabbed all the attention at the Notting Hill premiere in 1999, and she has appeared barefoot at Cannes ., the purist festival where they come, famous for its strict dress code. At 54 years old, Julia Roberts has not finished surprising us.