Hilary Swank graced the premiere of her new film, The Homesman, held during the 2014 AFI Fest in Hollywood on Tuesday.
Dressed in a Giambattista Valli ensemble, Hilary seemingly defied two things: her age of 40 years and the space occupied by her waist. The skirt’s black waistband made it look as if the actress’ trim tummy disappeared into her crop top. Coupled with the top’s away-from-the-body cut and the skirt’s flared silhouette, it was as if Hilary’s midsection was nonexistent.
We’ve seen this waist-whittling optical illusion style before on Kiera Knightley. Blake Lively, Kristen Stewart, and Rihanna also tried it, but the black-against-white contrast, like that on Hilary Swank’s outfit, creates the most extreme illusion.
Hilary Swank at the screening of The Homesman held during the 2014 American Film Institute Film Festival at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California, on November 11, 2014
Hilary Swank’s Giambattista Valli spring 2014 couture crop top and coat-tail high-low skirt from different angles
Hilary Swank sporting a half-braided hairdo and black drop earrings from Neil Lane jewelry
Also creating an illusion, although less severe, were the Christian Louboutin “Just On” sandals on Hilary’s feet. The ankle straps connect to the footbed via clear straps, making the top parts appear to be detached.
Christian Louboutin “Just On” sandals on Hilary Swank
Christian Louboutin “Just On” Sandals
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