'You literally have to use a stylist': Elizabeth Olsen on the pressure of the red carpet
19:17 GMT, 12 April 2012
Elizabeth Olsen's on-trend red carpet style has often
impressed the fashion pack. But the actress has revealed it is thanks to no natural flair
of her own.
The 23-year-old admitted she was forced to seek the services
of Cher Coulter, a celebrity stylist, in order to keep up with the fashionable Hollywood starlets that surround her.
The younger sister of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen told The
Hollywood Reporter: 'There's no way you can figure it all out, especially when
you are working on films. You literally have to use a stylist.
Best foot forward: Elizabeth Olsen, 23, was forced to seek a fashion stylist when her star began to rise. She employs the skills of Cher Coulter, who also styles Kate Bosworth, Rosie Huntington-Whitely and Sienna Miller
'Whatever you wear is like a huge statement out to the world
so you have to have someone help you figure it all out.'
The break-out star of Martha Marcy May Marlene added that
she 'had no clue' what to wear when she began making public appearances to help
promote the film last year.
Star style: The Martha Marcy May Marlene actress also admitted she never used to like wearing dresses at all
She said: 'I didn't even like to wear dresses to begin with.'
The attractive blonde now relies heavily on Ms Coulter who has tended to the needs of Kate Bosworth, Rosie
Huntington-Whitely and Sienna Miller. Each are of course widely considered fashion
Secret weapon: Cher Coulter, stylist to the stars, often dresses the youngest Olsen sister
Miss Olsen said she now loves clothes thanks to the guidance
of her style guru.
'I have a lot of fun with her. It's fun, like playing
Her self-described 'schoolboy meets Faye Dunaway in Network'
style often blends high fashion pieces with more affordable items such as the
Missoni for Target shift dress she was spotted in last year.
But she admitted she shares the same expensive taste for style that her famous sisters have become known for.
They are the design team behind The Row, a luxury clothing label.
The younger Olsen lists Alexander McQueen and Proenzer
Schouler as her favourite designers of the moment.
She has listed Marni,
Celine, Isabel Marant and Chanel as preferred labels in the past.
She cemented her It girl status when she was seated in the
front row of Karl Lagerfeld's 2012 haute couture show for Chanel in January.
She said of the experience: 'I'm a big fashion fan, so I
really enjoyed it.'
The declaration marked how dramatically the celebrity world
has influenced the actress' own style in such a short time span.
Fashion has also began to play its part in Miss Olsen's on-screen
She will wear corsets and hoop skirts for her role in the
forthcoming Therese Raquin, a film based on a 19th Century play.