Stewart has a lot riding on the movie, which co-stars Julianne Moore, who also looked effortlessly stylish and sexy.
Sony Pictures Classic co-chief Michael Barker raised the stakes for Stewart significantly when he said last month that her performance was Oscar worthy.
Barker says the company intends to campaign for the 24-year-old actress once awards season rolls around although traditionally that’s been frown upon.
The movie premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and received solid reviews, although the accolades when to Moore for her role.
Moore plays Alice, a college professor who is diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s. Stewart plays Alice’s youngest daughter. Alec Baldwin plays her husband and Kate Bosworth is the older daughter.
“The toll the disease takes on the life of a brilliant linguistics professor is superbly detailed by Julianne Moore in a career-high performance,” wrote Hollywood Reporter critic Deborah Young, capturing the sentiment of other reviewers.
Of the eight critics who have reviewed the film so far, however, none have mentioned Stewart’s performance, which may be a good thing for a supporting actress.
Last night, however, Stewart more than held her own on the red carpet in her short Chanel dress, which had a black-and-white, asymmetrical style print and a sheer black top with black straps. She oozed Euro cool.
Stewart was tapped personally by Karl Lagerfeld a year ago in December to be the face of Chanel’s Métiers d’Art Paris‐Dallas collection for 2013/14.
Moore, 53, was dressed in black from head to toe in a Louis Vuitton’s Spring 2015 collection mini-dress that alternated fabric and shiny leather slashes.
She complemented the look with black mesh stockings and Louis Vuitton ankle boots with red lettering and cutouts.
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