Okay, I have to admit, I'm a bad '90s kid: I haven't been following the much-anticipated The Giver — though I did read it (and love it) back in 6th grade (oh, and side note: I read every single Anastasia Krupnik book that existed).
Yes, I was a fan back in the day... but in 2014 after quite the rash of dystopian YA blockbusters? I saw the posters and the billboards and looked at them with no more than a passing interest, something along the lines of "Oh they're making that into a movie now?" (apparently, it's spent almost 20 years in production), with the occasional, "Taylor Swift's doing another movie?" thrown in.
But finally, with the film opening today, I finally had to get on board — like many of the writers on this site, I went through a stage of apprehension, only to come out on the other side after learning that the film was heartily Lois Lowry-approved (whew!).
Now, I can sit back, relax, and peruse the red carpet proceedings with ease. They've been great, by the way — did you catch Monday's New York Premiere? Katie Holmes stunned in Zac Posen, Taylor Swift twee'd in Monique Lhuillier, and Meryl Streep had gravitas in Dries van Nouten — but I was most interested in newcomer Odeya Rush. She's been on the scene a while, but this is her first big, big film — and she's taken to the red carpet like a complete natural (she wore Georges Hobeika with considerable aplomb).
Could she be joining the ranks of Elle Fanning, Chloe Grace Moretz, and Hailee Steinfeld — the league of preternaturally well-dressed teenagers? Let's take a look at her oeuvre and decide!
In Georges Hobeika
She more than held her own alongside fashion darling Taylor Swift (and it was a nice touch for her to wear red).
In Monique Lhuillier
She stunned in this ivory brocade number at a "Meet the Filmmakers" event.
In Monique Lhuillier (again)
It's a tricky hemline to pull off, and she's doing it! Also, the bodice is absolutely gorgeous.
Cute — retro with a twist.
In Monique Lhuillier (again-again)
The silhouette's a little odd for my taste, but hey — it's a nice look for Comic Con.
I think she's pretty handily gained herself admission to the elusive super-fashionable under-twenty club, don't you?
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