Hunter Schafer showed off on the blue carpet at the 2023 Oscars after-party, hosted by Vanity Fair. She was dressed in a silky and delicate set which presented, at the top, a breast cover feather, and at the bottom, a flowing cream-colored skirt, with a wide train. This outfit is signed Ludovic de Saint Sernin, a French designer who is inaugurating his first collection at Ann Demeulemeester. For her part, hairdresser Rena Calhoun detailed to Elle UK her intention to transform the actress into “Venus of Botticelli”, an angelic goddess , for this event. “When I saw the dress, I immediately thought of The Birth of Venus by Botticelli. She looked like a statue, a goddess, a work of art”, she analyzes. A reference that makes sense given that Hunter Schafer has already reproduced this painting by the Italian master in a scene from Euphoria. This pictorial work is a revolutionary celebration – at the time – of love, of self-love. , nudity. It is an affirmation of femininity. Note a few points in common with the original painting. The actress has long blonde hair, wavy and light like that of the painter’s Venus. The two pose in contrapposto, their bent leg supporting their whole body, and exhibit an expression of serenity. See also on Konbini Schafer’s nudity is also concealed but it is not her hands that protect her but a feather and her skirt. The cream color of her outfit recalls the foam of the sea and her train recreates the shape of the shell from which she is born. Finally, we can wonder if the photographers bombarding the blue carpet are not some sort of Zephyr blowing on their goddess. But it is not only this reference that has been detected by Internet users: Hunter Schafer has also been compared of another Venus: The Venus de Milo. There are also commonalities in themes such as love, femininity, nudity, affirmation, but also in the posture, and more concretely, in the outfit. If the Venus de Milo wears her hair tied back, contrary to the more Botticellian actress, she wears a draped skirt typical of Greek statues, similar to that worn by our living goddess. Well, OK, there is also a big difference: he lacks arms. But we’ll pretend we didn’t see anything.
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