The internet’s new ‘It girl’, Taylor Russell

“At the same time, there’s this feeling I have that if people are looking at me… it almost feels like a sort of death to some degree. I don’t know if I can handle it; it’s almost like a claustrophobia,” Russell told Byrdie.

These are the words of the internet’s newly-chosen ‘IT girl’, 28-year-old Canadian actress Taylor Russell McKenzie. Russell’s profile is quickly-rising after her starring role in Bones and All, alongside the equally frenzied Timothée Chalamet, who she has also been rumoured to be dating.

However, despite her fear of the limelight, the Netflix’s Lost in Space actress has been making her mark with her exquisite fashion choices on the movie promo and red carpets for Bones and All.

Luca Guadagnino’s romantic drama came out in November 2022, based on Camille DeAngelis’ novel about two cannibals that fall in love. Set in Ronald Reagan’s America, Maren Yearly (Russell) suffers from a condition that makes her crave the human flesh causing her mother to abandon her at the age of 16. She soon falls in love with drifter Lee (Chalamet), who also shares a penchant for cannibalism.

Russell has stepped out and dazzled critics with her Mugler-influenced style and chic hairstyle choices to match.

She shone in Alexander McQueen for the second annual Academy Museum Gala in October. To shine amongst major Hollywood A-listers as a newcomer from the indie scene is no easy feat, but Russell did just that.

London, UK

Russell’s no stranger to a waist-synching, beautifully-lined corset and sharp, clean hats to fit her classic bob. She gave London the show we deserve in Schiaparelli.

Los Angeles, U.S

The actress stepped out for the LA premiere in another show of old glamour, drawing compliments from your faves faves again from Naomi Campbell, Florence Pugh, best friend Alexa Demie, and Amandla Stenberg. The white backless dress with the ruching and low-cut back, reminiscent of her McQueen look, truly caught all perusing eyes.

Venice, Italy

She gave ball gown glamour in customised haute couture Balenciaga at the Venice Film Festival. The silk green dress was adorned with opera white gloves and velvet black space pumps.

Russell also wore 2007 Ralph Lauren with a giant bow on the back from Aralda Vintage, a vintage shop in California that has the best fashion pieces from the vault adorned on the likes of Gwen Stefani, Beyoncé and best friends Russell and Alexa Demie. The latter pair have been tight-knit since starring alongside each other in A24’s film, Waves. They can sometimes be seen running through the streets of Paris and L.A.

Magazine covers

Russell has just recently been featured as one of the cover stars for Dazed’s winter issues, bringing her eye for fashion to magazines like a true movie star in the making.

Additional looks

Another vintage look that Russell pulled off on the press tour.

The second slide is just another example of her natural sense for what looks good and stands out on her – the way of the Zendaya’s of the world.
In Gucci a la 2004, this is a more simple yet fashionable look – and like the comments say, “she doesn’t miss”.

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