It paired perfectly with the dress Mary Kate and Ashley designed for the Wandavision star. If you’re used to seeing Elizabeth Olsen in long, red hair and a Scarlet Witch headpiece, her look on the 2021 Emmy Awards red carpet may have come as a surprise.
The Wandavision star and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series nominee was decked out in a dress from The Row — better known as the label owned by her sisters Mary-Kate and Ashley. But even though her tailored cream sheath has quite the pedigree, Olsen’s gorgeous blunt bob stole the show.
Her hair was lifted just off her shoulders and parted to one side; if I had to put a number on it, I’d guess it was freshly cut within an hour of her debut on the red carpet. (Stylist Adir Abergel even posted an up-close-and-personal Instagram shot of the cut in progress.) It’s a deceivingly simple cut, perfectly executed and shaped to show off both her gown’s neckline and her diamond drop earrings.
What matches with elegant hair? Elegant, classic, no-frills (well, no visible frills, but it’s an award show, people) makeup. Pati Dubroff used a lineup of Chanel products to create the look. “I wanted the face to have a soft structure with matte brown sculpted eyes and a diffused deep nude lip — all in the spirit of a ‘90s supermodel,” she said.
Olsen’s “deep nude” is Chanel Rouge Allure Laque in Fidélité lined with Le Crayon Lèvres Lip Pencil in Nude Brun. The rich browns continued with a matte eye look, a blend of the shades in the palette Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow in Clair Obscur. Dubroff and Olsen opted to forego faux lashes, and instead amped up her eyes with “a few” coats of Inimitable Mascara in Noir Pur.
It’s only fitting that Olsen, who posed as various sitcom stars throughout history on Wandavision, would continue to honor her Hollywood forebears with a sophisticated red carpet look. And best of all, now that she’s shown she can pull off classic elegance on the carpet, she’s free to start experimenting. Mary-Kate and Ashley (and Adir and Patti), we can’t wait to see what you have in store for your sister for the Emmys in 2022.