I wear more hats and scarves than anyone
by Alice Collins
What is your favourite item in your wardrobe and why?
A black leather Dior bag. It has my initials on it which makes it extra special. I take it everywhere; it’s my Mary Poppins bag!
What is your fall-back outfit?
When I don’t know what to wear, I put on skinny black jeans and an oversized cashmere jumper — preferably from Donna Karan. If I can face it, I’ll put on heels.
What has been your favourite costume and why?
I loved all my costumes in Cracks [her new film], I’m crazy about that everyday Thirties look. I wore beautiful high-waisted trouser suits, headscarves and gorgeous printed silks. The costume designer Alison Byrne is a genius.
How does being an actress affect your style?
I probably wear more hats, sunglasses and scarves than anyone else.
You have quite a distinct red carpet style, how involved are you in the final look?
I always have the final say. The red carpet is a great opportunity to wear outfits that you would never wear otherwise.
What is your one piece of fashion or beauty advice?
I use L’Or de Vie moisturiser by Dior. And I always do a smoky eye.
Your biggest fashion faux pas?
I never regret anything I wear — it’s simply not worth it.
What aspect of fashion do you dislike the most?
The pressure for everyone — including men, these days — to be really thin.
How do you think people perceive you from the way you dress?
Some people think that the way I dress is over the top and a bit eccentric, but I’m just having fun and dressing up . . .
If you could steal anyone’s wardrobe, past or present, fiction or reality, whose would it be and why?
It would definitely be Marlene Dietrich’s — she was so feminine but at the same time, still strong.
What are your five desert-island staples?
Lots of contact lenses, factor 50 sun cream, Penfold Grange wine, Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde and all of Stefan Zweig’s books.
What is a fashion Day in the Life of Eva Green?
It is a real treat for me to go to Alfie’s Antiques market and browse through all the curiosities there.
Source: The Times