Natalie Portman approaches clothes the way she does her roles: She is impeccably prepared for the occasion, exhibiting enough of her own taste to be distinctive and laudable, yet like a true movie star, she is still very much “Natalie Portman,” meaning that, on the red carpet, she enjoys fashion but is no tragic slave to the pomp and circumstance.
For a pro like Portman, a pregnancy during her current awards run (she is nominated for her take on Jacqueline Kennedy in Jackie, for which she has won a Critics’ Choice Award) has made hardly a bump (couldn’t resist). With Kate Young, her longtime stylist, her choices have been cleverly tailored for fit and flow.
“Even pregnant, she’s a tiny person,” Young said, adding that, when figuring out proportions, it helps that she and her client are the same height and size.
“Sample sizes are regularly huge on her, so now it’s actually often easier to wear runway pieces. It’s not all custom.”
To wit, the dark A-line Dior gown she wore at the Palm Springs International Film Festival this month (she is a face of the brand) was reserved directly from the catwalk. And a navy Erdem gown with jewelled accents worn at the Huading Global Film Awards…