Living on the edge are we, Brie Larson?! The Oscar-winning actress took a red carpet risk at the HFPA & InStyle bash at the Toronto International Film Festival this weekend, and she totally pulled it off like a pro. No, she didn’t wear a majorly see-through dress or down-to-there plunge — she donned an open clasp gown. Which may not seem so scandalous at first. But considering both the straps of her gown rested just a smidge away from the opening, the girl pulled off a daring red carpet feat like a true champ.
Not to mention, she totally won the red carpet with her head-turning, crimson-colored ensemble as well.
Opting for a polished Yigal Azrouël resort design, Brie did what she does best and gave one hell of a performance. The off-the-shoulder silhouette draped like a dream across her figure, with subtle ruffles that cascaded into a split high-low hemline. Look closely, and you’ll also note the neatly tailored trousers underneath the skirt of the dress, which added a pinch of elevation to the already elegant look.
Oh, and those sparkling red Christian Louboutin heels are basically the definition of perfection. Just look at those beauties and swoon!
While that unclosed clasp may seem a glaring oversight to some, trust us: It was totally intentional. And it most definitely added a little edge to this look, which is one of the reasons why it proved so successful. The 27-year-old actress was never in any real danger of a wardrobe malfunction, considering the fact that she’s had celebrity fashion stylist Samantha McMillen to coach her through many an awards season. Still, we wouldn’t advise trying this sartorial stunt at home.
As a matter of fact, we don’t think Brie Larson has ever suffered a real wardrobe malfunction. Which is super impressive, considering how many red carpets she’s walked, and just goes to show that she truly is red carpet royalty.