Sydney Sweeney takes it back to 1981 Mugler Couture

With not one, but two chances for her first Emmy in the near future, it’s only natural that Sydney Sweeney is upping her game on the red carpet. The 24-year-old actor, nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her roles in The White Lotus and Euphoria— delivered his latest standout look a month before the Hollywood Critics Association’s second annual TV Awards ceremony on Saturday. She referred it to Mugler’s 1981 collection, selecting a puff-sleeved “Vampire” dress in dark green velvet with a cinched sash above her basque waist.

“Syd really came up with a vintage dress for this event,” Sweeney’s stylist, Molly Dickinson, wrote on Instagram. “And after much research, we found this 1981 [Mugler] of [New York Vintage].” To add to the 80s vibe, they completed the set with a strand of pearls.

Sydney Sweeney attends the 2022 HCA Broadcast & Cable Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles, California on August 13, 2022.

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Mugler designs have been seemingly everywhere lately. The Kardashian-Jenners have become the late legend’s biggest fans, and performers like Megan Thee Stallion have turned her jumpsuits into something of a pop star uniform. Many of the looks are courtesy of the brand’s current creative director, Casey Cadwallader, but Sweeney isn’t the only one digging deep into the archives. In fact, you might recognize this 41-year-old dress: Natalie Portman also chose it for the red carpet last year, and Dua Lipa also recently wore a version of it. Hopefully, their career trajectories will overlap just as much as their fashion sense.

Natalie Portman attends the LA Dance Project Annual Gala in Los Angeles, California on October 16, 2021.

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