A few days before Kate Winslet attended her first Met gala, as the guest of Stella McCartney (alongside Madonna, Rihanna and Kate Hudson), she was working an 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. shift at an old movie theater in Jersey City.
It wasn’t as unglamorous as it sounds. A hair and makeup crew, publicists, lighting team and Craig McDean were all there to shoot the actress for St. John Knits’ fall 2011 ad campaign, for which she has signed a one-year contract. This is the first time Winslet, who’s worked with American Express and Lancôme in the past, has fronted a fashion house.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"