Like most of you, here at Télio, there are certain women that get us really excited when they walk a red carpet. One of these women is the incomparable Scottish beauty Tilda Swinton.
Commonly referred to as an Oscar-Winning Actress, she prefers the term Artist. She works in a variety of mediums, film, performance art, writing and modelling amongst others.
As a young girl, the daughter of a British army general and Australian mother attended West Heath Girls’ School with the late Princess Diana.
Before joining the Royal Shakespeare Theatre Company in 1984, she received a degree in social and political sciences from the University of Cambridge. Her meeting with Derek Jarman in 1985 was instrumental in the birth of her film career. They made several films together before his death and she rightly states that without him, she likely wouldn’t have had a career at all. Caravaggio being her first feature in 1986.
Since then she has appeared in many successful films; Orlando (1992), The Beach (2000), Vanilly Sky (2001), The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005), Michael Clayton (2007) for which she won an Oscar, Burn After Reading (2008), The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), I Am Love (2009), We Need To Talk About Kevin (2011), and most recently Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014).
On the red carpet, she’s able to pull of any look. Given her androgynous style, everything looks good on her. She looks amazing in expertly structured garments, men’s clothes, glamorous gowns and flowy dresses. You never know what she will look she will opt for on the red carpet, but you can always bet she will look stunning! Take a look at some of her amazing sartorial choices.
We’re particularly fond of the dress designer Alber Elbaz (Lanvin) designed especially for her the night she won her Oscar. We love it because it’s something that only Tilda Swinton could wear. A black velvet sack with one sleeve. It somehow describes her style perfectly; unique, avant-garde and effortless.
Recently, she’s been wearing a lot of designer Haider Ackermann, he designs a lot of shiny, structured dresses and pant suits for her that fit her impeccably, a perfect example of designer and muse synergy.
Of course, part of the reason everything looks so good on her is because Swinton has an ease to her, a laissez-faire attitude that makes you immediately accept her in whatever she’s wearing. She makes it look natural, fun and comfortable. She carries herself well.
Tilda will next be seen this sumemr in the Amy Schumer comedy Trainwreck, directed by Judd Apatow. She’s part of the next Coen brothers film Hail, Caesar!, starring alongside George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson, Josh Brolin, Jonah Hill and Ralph Fiennes. She’s also rumored to have been cast in Marvel’s Doctor Strange adaptation with Benedict Cumberbatch as the titular Doctor Strange.
Her career seems to be on fire. Which means: more red carpet appearances!
We can’t wait.