From the bubblegum pink dress she wore to the 2018 British Independent Film Awards to the cobalt blue ensemble she stepped out in last year, it seems only fitting that Emilia Wickstead would (once again) be Gemma Arterton’s choice when it came to showcasing this season’s shade to be seen in: brown. Opting for a meticulously cut jumpsuit in a chocolate brown hue, the actor paired the outfit with green heels at the premiere of Vita & Virginia at the BFI Flare Film Festival at BFI Southbank in London on March 21.
Arterton, who selected the jumpsuit from Wickstead’s autumn/winter 2019 collection, plays the part of the literary author Virginia Woolf in the female-focused film. The movie, which hits UK cinemas on July 12, centres around the romantic affair between Woolf and reckless socialite Vita Sackville (played by Elizabeth Debicki) in the 1920s. Isabella Rossellini also makes an appearance as poet Lady Sackville.
Last year, Arterton penned an essay for Vogue, highlighting the great changes happening for women within the film industry after the sparking of the #MeToo movement and Time’s Up initiative. “I believe a culture of competition had been created for women in the film industry. Why? Because there aren’t as many parts for us – whether that’s behind the camera or in front of it,” Arterton wrote. “It’s meant that, in the past, we haven’t spoken out because our jobs felt on the line, we felt easily replaceable and vulnerable. For us to all suddenly be together at a Time’s Up meeting, drinking tea and setting the entertainment industry to rights, has been, for me, a very powerful thing … These women are no longer my rivals – they’re friends, allies and collaborators. If there’s one good thing to come out of the Weinstein story, it’s this new-found solidarity and personability among women.”
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