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Hunter Schafer in Marni at NY Hunger Games premiere
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Thank you, Hunter Schafer, for your red carpet Hunger Games serves

From Marni bouquets to glittering McQueen armour, the Hunger Games star is slaying the movie campaign trail with her looks

After 118 long days, the SAG-AFTRA strikes came to an end. With half of Hollywood logging off from their jobs, the union was rightfully calling for fair pay, better working terms and conditions, and just a shred more respect from some of the world’s biggest movie making houses, and while we wholeheartedly supported the strikes [up the workers!], it has meant there’s been a dearth of red carpet looks lighting up Instagram for way too long. 

Now, however, we’re back in business, and who else but iconic fashion girlie Hunter Schafer to basically carry the film industry on her back in the style stakes. The Prada star and Euphoria legend is currently on the campaign trail ahead of the release of Hunger Games prequel The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, and has been debuting look after look on the red carpet.

Last night in New York, that meant stepping into a fresh-off-the-runway Marni creation: a strapless cocktail mini dress dotted with individual flowers. Getting its debut in Paris, the avant-garde SS24 piece was built on a wire cage, meaning the flowers bounced as Schafer [and runway model Mona Tougaard] moved as if blowing in the breeze. Quite simply, it was pure joy distilled into a dress, and not too far removed from the butterfly-strewn McQueen look Effie Trinket was costumed in circa the original Hunger Games trilogy. 

Prior to her Marni moment, like Effie, Schafer also looked to Alexander McQueen for a show-stopping silver beaded gown with armour-like panels to the torso. The custom look was finished with a long, fringed train and was kind of giving modern-day Joan of Arc vibes. Elsewhere, she looked to her Prada family for one night’s gown, enlisting Mrs P and Raf to create a custom bra and floor-sweeping skirt set, and a painterly, almost feathered Schaiparelli pencil dress that almost transformed her into a fashion phoenix. 

The looks Schafer has been serving have been brought to life by stylist and Interview magazine’s fashion director Dara, so you know she’s in safe hands. Stay tuned for more from the red carpet as the Hunger Games media circus continues in the coming days and revisit the SS24 Marni collection in the gallery above.