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Anna Kendrick: Webb’s creations just work

Anna Kendrick has praised designer Marissa Webb for creating a fashion line filled with items that "just work".

The actress-and-singer hosted a soiree held in honour of Marissa's debut line being launched at Barneys store in New York City earlier this week.

The 27-year-old star explained her look for the evening which consisted of an ethereal cream chiffon frock paired with an edgy leather vest.

“When I put on the dress, I was like, ‘OK great, this looks incredible. I’m done,’ but then Marissa said, ‘There’s a leather vest that goes with it,’ and I was like ‘Ehhh,’” Anna told WWD about her look for the occasion. “But then I put it on and I totally got it. Somehow the juxtaposition makes sense. It’s totally counterintuitive, but that’s why it works.”

The swanky fashion event was attended by a crowd of models and magazine editors who were all keen to see Marissa's spring collection.

Anna continued to explain she only recently met her favourite new designer in person, as they first built the foundations of their friendship through emails.

The American beauty shared how her chic fashion forward ensemble was a last minute collaboration between her and Marissa as she was distracted by some cute pets during wardrobe fittings.

“We were like email pen pals for a while, but we didn’t get to meet in person until last night,” Anna continued. “We didn’t start trying on clothes until like ten because I kept taking pictures of her three dogs. She has this one pug that can’t keep his tongue in his mouth. It’s a whole situation.”

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