Shirley MacLaine, who’s acted her approach by means of Hollywood since 1955, has walked many a pink carpet. In a current New York Timesprofile, MacLaine stated she chosen a black Chico’s turtleneck for this yr’s Oscars, and she or he rejects Hollywood’s affinity for “connoisseur dressing.” She has the profession historical past to show it.
“I’ve obtained sufficient garments in my closet for 13 lifetimes,” MacLaine, a firm believer in reincarnation, instructed the Occasions. So, when she ready to current on the Dolby Theater this yr, MacLaine stated she went to that full closet of hers and chosen the next: “black sequined slacks from considered one of my Vegas reveals, a prime from some film—I’ve forgotten which one—and a turtleneck from Chico’s. Oh, and what do you name these summer time sneakers? Espadrilles. Thank goodness the slacks had been lengthy sufficient to cowl them up.”
Although MacLaine has performed loads of glamorous, excessive-trend characters, together with Debbie Reynolds-based mostly Doris Mann in Postcards from the Edge and the feathered-hat-donning, rich American matriarch, Martha Levinson, in Downton Abbey, she isn’t a lot for bells and whistles in her private life.
“I’m not into connoisseur dressing; who has the time to maintain up that facade?” she instructed the Occasions.
MacLaine joins a gaggle of different execs who have a tendency to succeed in into their very own closets for pink-carpet appearances, relatively than being dressed by a designer. As Glenn Shutrecalled in an interview with Stephen Colbert final week, Katharine Hepburn confirmed up at her personal Kennedy Heart Honors tribute in a relaxed outfit consisting of black pants, a black raincoat, and black Reeboks.
MacLaine’s Chico’s turtleneck, although, bears a better resemblance to Sharon Stone’s option to put on a Hole turtleneck to the 1996 Oscars, although she did add a Valentino skirt and Armani jacket to the combination, per Us Magazine.
The indelible MacLaine doesn’t fuss over designer names, a minimum of not as of late. As she instructed the Occasions, she has one rule: “I match my sweater to my sneakers.”