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Greta Gerwig talks 'tiny' dresses

Published 23/07/2013

Greta Gerwig
Greta Gerwig

Greta Gerwig has joked airbrushing is “awesome”, admitting she finds red carpets “scary”.

The actress-and-screenwriter is fast developing a reputation as a fashionista and has even modelled for preppy label Band of Outsiders. The Frances Ha actress loves choosing new items to add to her wardrobe, but claims people expected her to be thinner when they first offered her clothes.

“Designers used to only send me sizes that were too small, so I’d get a teeny-tiny dress and be like, ‘Oh dear, that’s sad…’” she laughed to British magazine Grazia.

Despite being hailed as one of the hottest new stars in Hollywood, the 29-year-old still struggles in the public spotlight. She loves taking part in photoshoots, but finds the red carpet a far more daunting prospect.

“Airbrushing is awesome! Even if you make terrible faces, they’ll figure it out,” she laughed to “The scary ones are the red carpets because they can’t switch out your leg or something!”

Greta works closely with stylist Erin Walsh to ensure she is always on trend.

The star often finds inspiration from looking at the wardrobes of Hollywood icons such as Anjelica Huston, Jane Birkin and Lauren Hutton. Her modern style icons include Maggie Gyllenhaal, Kristen Wiig and Kerry Washington.

When asked to describe her signature look, she replied: “Effortless - not to look like anyone dressed you”.

Greta chose the black Balenciaga dress she wore for the New York premiere of Frances Ha as her favourite red carpet look.

“It was the perfect dress,” she explained.

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