Kristen Stewart went dark and brooding for the Los Angeles premiere of her latest movie “Equals” on Thursday night. The actress stepped out on the red carpet in a sultry black long-sleeve dress with sheer lace cutouts, designed by 2015 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund winner Jonathan Simkhai. The dress is from the designer’s recent resort collection. Stewart’s Tara Swennen-styled premiere look was accessorized with black pointy Christian Louboutin heels, Repossi jewelry and a smoky cat eye, framed by an edgy ‘do conceived by hair stylist Adir Abergel.
The sci-fi film, directed by Drake Doremus, is set in a sterile dystopian society where human emotions have been eliminated. It’s also a love story — Stewart’s and costar Nicholas Hoult’s characters become romantically involved, despite their surroundings, after becoming infected with a new disease that allows them to gain feelings. The movie had its world premiere at the 2015 Venice International Film Festival and has so far garnered mixed reviews.
Next up for Stewart is the premiere of “Café Society,” which was directed by Woody Allen and costars Blake Lively, Steve Carell and Jesse Eisenberg. It premiered in May at the Cannes Film Festival. The Thirties period film furthers the relationship between Stewart and Chanel, which dressed her character in custom designs. Stewart is a Chanel brand ambassador and frequent campaign face, most recently for the brand’s “Paris in Rome” Métiers d’Art collection. She also appeared in the short film “Once and Forever” directed by Karl Lagerfeld for the brand late last year.
This has been a busy year for the actress. Out later this year, she stars in “Personal Shopper” and “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk,” and is set to star in “Untitled Lizzie Borden Project” alongside Chloë Sevigny.