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Tilda Swinton: Comfort is only concern

Published 16/07/2015

Tilda Swinton
Tilda Swinton

Tilda Swinton doesn’t feel “knowledgeable” about fashion, even though she is frequently described as one of the most well-dressed women in the world.

The 54-year-old actress regularly finds herself on best-dressed lists around the world and in the past she has collaborated on projects with fashion royalty like Rolf Snoren and Viktor Horsting of high-couture brand Viktor & Rolf.

But Tilda doesn’t consider herself to be a fashion icon in the slightest.

“[I go for] pure function,” she told People magazine. “I’m really not that interested in fashion to be honest or knowledgeable about it. I tend to wear clothes by my friends and [choose] comfort every time.”

Tilda is known for taking risks with her style and has appeared at major events without a scrap of make-up on in the past. She also favours tailored two-piece outfits over the usual red carpet gowns.

Tilda previously explained it's the ability to do your own thing with fashion which makes it so appealing to her.

"There's a constant dance - or hide-and-seek - in fashion, which must strive to go forward, with the established elements of classical beauty. The relationship is alive, now you see it, now you don't. It's wonderful how limitless the field is," she explained to Hello! Fashion Monthly.

Tilda’s androgynous approach to clothing seems to have stemmed from childhood.

She noted in a past interview that beauty has always been a grey area for her.

“Being beautiful was never really something I associated with people I knew - certainly not girls. Boys, maybe. Horses, yes, and certainly my great-grandmother Elsie Swinton, whose imperial grandeur was like a watermark," Tilda previously revealed to W Magazine. “She was dark and luscious, unlike the rest of us, who are sandy and pale. Not looking like her felt, somehow, like being born on the wrong side of the beauty tracks.”

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