Earlier this year, during the red carpet-heavy awards season tour she embarked for her co-starring (and Golden Globe-nominated) role in The Descendants, Shailene Woodley caught many a style-watcher’s eye. She switched between Dolce & Gabbana suits, minimalist Calvin Klein gowns, and retro-printed Jason Wu sheaths with ease, after all. And now she’s descended on the Cannes Film Festival for the first time.
Last night, when Sean Penn presented her the Trophee Chopard award for a rising star, she chose a black silk devore velvet Jason Wu gown, before changing into a youthful peach Calvin Klein dress for the brand’s Women In Film celebration (left). But despite her style savvy, she’s hardly a clotheshorse, she tells WWD: “I think it’s ridiculous that the boundaries have been crossed between cinema and fashion. They’re both their own separate art forms. I didn’t start acting in order to wear something beautiful and wear lots of makeup. That’s not why I do this. I do this because I really love being on a film set.” Ideally, it sounds like, she’d rather be in “wild, muddy-all-the-time, no-makeup, no-shoes world,” than “this world, which is high heels and fancy clothes.”