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Eva Green likes clothing to be her armour

Published 12/09/2016

Eva Green
Eva Green

French actress Eva Green counts Haider Ackermann, Saint Laurent and Topshop among her favourite fashion brands.

Eva Green chooses outfits that make her feel protected and empowered on the red carpet.

The French actress rose to prominence after playing Bond girl Vesper Lynd in 2006’s Casino Royale, before taking on darker parts in films such as Dark Shadows and the TV series Penny Dreadful.

Matching her edgy and enigmatic persona, Eva often wears black or dark coloured ensembles for appearances, though she doesn’t think her style can be classed as Gothic.

“I’d say more baroque,” she told The Edit of her signature look. “I like to have my armour when I go on a red carpet – I feel very vulnerable otherwise…I like a smoky eye or a red lip – I just want to be in a costume that will protect me.”

Eva, 36, counts Haider Ackermann, Saint Laurent and Topshop amongst her favourite labels, though steers clear of crop tops offered by the more youthful brands. But the star feels that she treads a fine line between original and outrageous when stepping out.

“Even now, I wouldn’t go (looking) too original. It’s such a big fuss, to be myself. But to have to remain safe is boring,” she shared.

In spite of her fame, London-based Eva claims she still lives a relatively quiet life, and can make herself invisible by donning glasses when she visits Paris. And this desire for anonymity is what drives her not to partake in social media.

“Sometimes I do drunk texting,” she confessed. “And I hate selfies. Lots of people ask for a selfie now; it’s sad. They want a picture, but it’s about them, rather than sharing a moment. It feels like they steal something, rather than looking at you and going, ‘I like your work.’”

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