All hail Rihanna, Olivia Palermo, and Jessica Alba—our first three Glamour Icons of the Week! For our fourth installment, we thought we’d pay homage to somewhat of sleeper candidate who totally rocks our world with her always stunning and sometimes conversation-starting red carpet choices: Rose Byrne.
And as an extra special treat, celeb stylist Joey Tierney—who’s worked with Rose in the past—is going to talk us through the fashion retrospective.
But first, a little background on Joey: Known for “bringing rocker infused chic to the dinner party,” the stylist started her career with Britney Spears circa “Oops I Did it Again.” Joey has since worked with the likes of former Revenge-er Ashley Madekwe, Kristen Bell (cannot wait for the Veronica Mars movie, btw), Glee‘s Dianna Agron, and Dexter‘s Julie Benz. You may have also caught her imparting expert style wisdom on Access Hollywood LIVE! and E!’s Fashion Police. Lucky for us, Joey took time out of her hectic schedule to dish on her work with our Icon of the Week (“Rose is quite charming and she is a pleasure to work with!”), show us her five favorite Rose looks, and—yes—discuss The Jumpsuit. Here we go!
Here’s Rose at a movie premiere in Australia back in 2002—the same year she played Natalie Portman’s handmaiden in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones. She opted for a low key layering approach then, but her big red carpet moments were right around the corner.
Fast forward two years and she hit the bigtime Cannes Film Festival. Dripping in Chopard bling with Eddard Stark co-star Sean Bean, she did red carpet duties for Troy. Remember her playing the temple-girl-turned-Brad Pitt-love slave in the blockbuster? And her signature style just continued to blossom. “I have always known Rose to be incredibly chic,” says Joey. “Her style evolved just as fashion has.”
In the next three years, Rose added more films to her resumé—including the Danny Boyle zombie flick 28 Days Later… and Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette—and snagged a regular role on TV’s Damages. Here she is looking dangerously chic at the show’s premiere party in 2007 in a sheer peek-a-boo paneled dress. We’re sensing a theme here. …
This blush Ralph Lauren gown from 2011 is one of Joey’s favorite looks from styling the actress. “I believe Rose has evolved into a great style icon throughout the years,” Joey muses. “She always looks amazing on the red carpet and keeps up with the latest trends, making her a perfect fashionista.”
At the 2012 SAG Awards, Rose pushed the red carpet envelope and made major headlines by wearing a white sequin jumpsuit instead of a gown—and rockin’ some daringly blunt bangs. She later explained that she was inspired by Michelle Pfeiffer’s character in the gangster classic Scarface. The risky fashion choice was polarizing (although count me IN on Team Jumpsuit) and really cemented the actress as a style contender. “Her slim figure and gorgeous face really makes the look work for her,” explains Joey. “Rose is a true fashion maven. Jumpsuits are perfectly on trend.” Or perhaps ahead of the trend.
Joey counts Rose styled in a body-con lace-embroidered Alexander McQueen dress and Sergio Rossi satin platforms as another favorite. “Rose has a slim figure and really embraces fashion,” Joey explains. “Everything seems to suit her well!”
Another Joey top pick: Rose sitting front row at the Jill Stuart spring 2013 runway show at New York Fashion Week. This lace-overlay dress is signature Rose Byrne: elegant with lots of edge.
We can see why Joey’s quite proud of this white hot look for the celeb-filled Vanity Fair Oscar party earlier this year. Rose looked stunning in a Lanvin open-back gown, white and gold platforms, and loads of diamonds.
The last of Joey’s top five: this beautiful Emilio Pucci dress with a trifecta of 2013 trends: polka dots, sheer panels, and side-boob. Kudos.
Rose just can’t stop looking amazing. Last week, she hit the red carpet in this to-die-for rock ‘n’ roll eyelet dress by Christopher Kane. Her lavender Casadei Rodio Steelix pumps and Edie Parker Jean minaudiere completed this pitch perfect summer ensemble.