As the highly-anticipated release date of The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes approaches on November 17, the film’s core cast is causing quite a stir.
Not only are they part of one of this season’s most eagerly awaited movies, but they’ve also treated us to a truly remarkable red carpet appearance that has left fashion enthusiasts buzzing with excitement.
Months of waiting for premieres and promotional events due to the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike ended when the union reached an interim deal with Lionsgate, allowing the actors from The Hunger Games prequel to enter the spotlight finally.
Josh Andres Rivera, Tom Blyth, Rachel Zegler, and Hunter Schafer making a striking entrance at the premiere of The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes in Berlin, Germany on November 5, 2023 (Credit: Nicole Kubelka / Future Image / Cover Images)
At the premiere in Berlin, Germany, the dazzling lineup included Hunter Schafer, Rachel Zegler (Lucy Gray Baird), Tom Blyth (Snow), and Josh Andrés Rivera (Sejanus Plinth).
Renowned for her avant-garde style and a former model turned Prada ambassador, Hunter Schafer graced the event at Zoo Palast with the same level of precision she consistently brings to her ever-evolving red-carpet appearances.
Remember, this is the same 24-year-old American actress who confidently sported a single white feather on her chest at the Vanity Fair Oscars party this year.
Her fearless fashion choices make her a perfect match for Schiaparelli, a brand that epitomizes surrealism under the risk-taking creative direction of Daniel Roseberry.
Hunter Schafer turning heads in an avant-garde look from Schiaparelli’s Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2023/2024 collection (Credit: Nicole Kubelka / Future Image / Cover Images)
Standing beside her co-star Rachel Zegler, Schafer stood out as the undeniable star of this dystopian adventure film in her abstract dress from the avant-garde Italian fashion house’s Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2023/2024 collection.
For Schafer, a trailblazer for pushing beauty boundaries, the deconstructed ensemble was a natural fit, highlighting Schiaparelli’s softer side and technical prowess.
Hunter Schafer with co-star Rachel Zegler posing for photographs on the black carpet at the Berlin premiere of The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (Credit: Nicole Kubelka / Future Image / Cover Images)
Inspired by original artwork by Roseberry himself, the hand-painted mosaic details, each uniquely designed in various shapes and colors, combined with rhinestone embellishments on each panel, created a mesmerizing “trompe l’oeil body” effect.
Beneath this masterpiece, a stretchy crochet layer held the art pieces together, while the mock turtleneck, raw edge hemline, and elongated sleeves that extended past her hands added to the dress’ distinct charm.
Hunter Schafer wearing a Schiaparelli dress with hand-painted mosaic details inspired by original artwork by creative director Daniel Roseberry (Credit: Christian Behring / Future Image / Cover Images)
Schafer focused squarely on the dress, opting for a minimalist approach to accessories and complementing the look with her signature messy strawberry blonde hair and rosy cheeks.
She completed her artistic ensemble with pointed-toe white heels, introducing an element of sophistication to her unique style.
In her form-fitting attire, Schafer effortlessly embodied the fashion-forward essence of her role in the film, stylist Tigris Snow, a character familiar to fans from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2.
Hunter Schafer rounding out her look with white pointed-toe heels (Credit: Nicole Kubelka / Future Image / Cover Images)
Tigris Snow is the cousin and confidante of President Snow, but her portrayal in The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes is distinct from her appearance in Mockingjay.
For those who have read Suzanne Collins’ book series, Tigris Snow may be remembered as a stylist for the Games who ultimately plays a crucial role in helping the rebel group take down President Snow.