Hollywood red carpets are officially back after the SAG-AFTRA actors strike ended, bringing along some much-needed head-turning fashion. And the recent The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes premieres were a great way to get things rolling. The star cast graced the carpet with referential and daring looks; especially Hunter Schafer who plays the role Tigris Snow in this much anticipated prequel. Hunter isn’t new to the best-dressed list on the red carpet. An actor, model, and LGBTQ rights activist who had fought against North Carolina’s anti-LGBT legislation, when she’s not championing a cause, she’s walking for some of the biggest brands like Prada, Dior, Gucci, Calvin Klein, Rick Owens, Helmut Lang, and many more.
Since her small screen debut as Jules in HBO’s Euphoria, Hunter Schafer has us closely watching her acting skills but also made her fans take notes with her sense of style. Hunter is someone who steps on the red carpet without a fashion rulebook; her personal style is avant-garde, unique, and something we all need in a room full of black dresses. She doesn’t hesitate to try out newer cutting-edge styles, eccentric silhouettes, or intricate layering, consistently grabbing the spotlight.
When she does wear a classic, she makes sure to add her personal touches to them. Hunter’s fashion portfolio has her pinned on our inspo boards as the rising Gen Z style icon over the years. During this latest fashion week, Hunter was lensed at the Schiaparelli showcase in a little column corset dress with a structural bodice, black opera gloves, and black heels with tiny golden claws.
To celebrate the new Hunger Games release and Hunter Schafer’s impeccable style, we have listed down some of her most note-worthy red-carpet moments in recent years:
Euphoria Season 1 Premiere, 2019
For one of her first red carpet appearances, Hunter donned a sheer lace ensemble with pattern-coordinated cap-toe boots. Something that gave us a glimpse of her character as well.
MTV Movie and TV Awards, 2019
Adding a pop of colours, Hunter stunned in a painterly dress with hues of royal blue, teal, and yellow at the MTV Movie and TV Awards. She styled the look with white shoes with a spike heel imitating the colours on her eyelashes.
Vanity Fair Oscar Party, 2020
Making a splash on the red carpet at the Vanity Fair Oscar party, Hunter Schafer stole the show in a vibrant Givenchy fringed skirt and crop top. Along with a basic heeled pair of silver Mary Jane shoes.
Met Gala, 2021
Straight out of a dystopian sci-fi flick, Hunter Schafer’s Met debut was one for the books. The actress looked stunning on the red carpet in an ensemble by Prada that included a column skirt and a metallic silver halter top. Schafer accessorised her look with dramatic nail painting, a head/face piece that matched, black strappy heels, and the most talked-about accessory of the evening: spooky white contacts.
Vanity Fair Oscar Party, 2023
One of her most talked-about looks on social media. An Ann Demeulemeester Fall 2023 feather bralette and satin maxi skirt ensemble, designed by Ludovic de Saint Sernin for his debut collection, created ripples on the internet.
Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes Premiere, London, 2023
During the European premiere, the star walked the red carpet wearing a two-piece Prada outfit. With a floor-length skirt with a cinched waist and a knee-high split, the ensemble included a bra top with halter straps, puffy sleeves, and a black ribbon. Pearl earrings and satin black shoes completed her look. A reference to the movie’s colour palette.
Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes Premiere, Berlin, 2023
At the film’s Berlin premiere, Schafer celebrated the occasion by donning an eye-catching Schiaparelli couture dress from the house’s autumn/winter 2023 collection. The outfit included painted tiles arranged in a mosaic pattern.
The Hunger Games: The Ballad Of Songbirds & Snakes Premiere, LA, 2023
Hunter Schafer grabbed all the eyeballs in a crystal-embroidered slashed dress and pin-heeled boots from the McQueen Pre-AW23 collection. She finished the look with chandelier bracelets.