Blake Lively’s red carpet outfits were actually Forever 21. Blake Lviely has admitted that, early in her career, she used to wear outfits from Forever 21 during red carpet events.
The ‘Gossip Girl’ star shared that she was shamed for wearing clothes from the fast fashion retailer that she would tell people that the pieces were ‘vintage’.
In an interview with InStyle, she told The Handmaid’s Tale actress Sydney Sweeney: “I just started saying it was vintage because I was so shamed for it.”
Lively has previously revealed that she doesn’t have a stylist and now we know why.
Sharing that, for her,’ fashion is a form of self-expression’, the acress told Sweeney that it forces her to get out of her comfort zone.
You just want to represent yourself properly, so that’s why I chose to style myself,” she adds.
“One of the reasons I’m an actor is that I’m naturally very shy, so it’s liberating to dress up and pretend to be someone else,” said Lively.
“The only way that I feel comfortable doing red carpets and interviews is when I adopt the same thing that I do when I’m acting, which is to play a character.”
And Blake credits her mother – and Gossip Girl costume designer Eric Daman – for teaching her how to be ‘creative’ and ‘expressive’ with style.
She said: “Well, everything I know about fashion is from my mama. She’s so creative and expressive in her choices. But then being on the show, I learned so much from the incredible costume designer Eric Daman. I also figured out what I was comfortable with.”
Sweeney expressed how much she admires Lively for opting not to use a stylist.
“I’m still trying to find my style and there are always so many opinions that go in your ear when you’re starting out,” she explains.
“You just want to figure out what works best on you, and I love that she doesn’t use a stylist and yet she was still able to do that.”
Blake Lively’s red carpet outfits were actually Forever 21