To anoint Natalia Dyer a “model icon” is to elicit a direct scoff. Whereas the actress received’t “discredit” the opinion of those that think about her such, her relationship with style has at all times been effortlessly symbiotic—as unconscious as respiration.
Her alliance with Longchamp isn’t any completely different. One of many model’s most beloved ambassadors, 28-year-old Dyer appears luminous as she surveys a crowd of Longchamp devotees atop the Santa Monica Correct Lodge for the model’s Spring 2023 “Glamping Occasion.” Her bag? The Longchamp Field-Trot. Her sneakers? “Tevas!” I assume, gesturing to her velcro wedge sandal (a necessity as a result of crutches designated for her use, leaning to left). “Truly, these are Longchamp,” Dyer replies. Nice, one thing else so as to add to the wishlist.
Tonight, the Nashville-native is in from New York to have fun the launch of a brand new vary of Longchamp eyewear. Arriving in Los Angeles requires a full shift in sartorial focus for Dyer, very similar to when she returns dwelling to the Huge Apple after lengthy stints on set within the South for her position on Stranger Issues. She’s paired a plain turtleneck—her staple, she says—with a flaming-red swimsuit. Whereas her ensemble is traditional and up to date, bridging the attitudes of each cities, it principally showcases the model’s legacy of “quiet luxurious.”
“I like a model that’s low-key, and considerate,” Dyer says. Every thing it does, it does so effectively. It’s not all trend-trend-trend, and the craftsmanship is superb. It’s every little thing I like in style.”
Perusing Dyer’s Instagram feed will not be in contrast to gazing wistfully at your Pinterest board. The actress delights over 8 million on-line disciples with top-to-toe references to YSL, Ferragamo, and Fendi. There’s a nod to the bubble-hem’s triumphant resurrection, and a flash of Anthony Vaccarello’s signature catsuit. Most Instagram pages resemble a scrapbook—Dyer’s is a lookbook.
“You look unimaginable,” Isabelle Fuhrman, of Orphan and Starvation Video games fame, interrupts us. After all she does, she’s Natalia Dyer.
Photograph: Marc Patrick & David Vassalli/BFA.com
Stroll us by means of your earliest style reminiscences.
“Once I was younger, I used to be always in excessive heels and a tiara. Then I [discovered] Restricted Too after which highschool was [about] classic, and going to Goodwill. So getting into into the higher-end, luxurious area initially felt very daunting, however I adore it. It’s an artwork type. I personally go for consolation day-to-day however I like to see what’s being pulled out at style week, the way in which model is shifting. It’s a mirrored image of society, finally.
“Strolling a crimson carpet or an enormous occasion appears like enjoying a personality. It’s a efficiency. You are feeling such as you’re carrying this [gown] but it surely’s working with you symbiotically. It suits naturally with actors in a means; it’s a present. And what you put on actually defines how you are feeling.”
When doubtful, what’s your finest recommendation to piece collectively a glance?
“Don’t overthink it. I do know there are occasions I’ve worn issues that don’t really feel like me, and I felt actually uncomfortable which I feel comes by means of. So go for issues that symbolize you—otherwise you in that second. I simply put on what feels good and pure. As a girl [constantly] touring, too, generally I’ll arrive someplace—and I’m not a light-weight packer—solely to be like ‘I can’t put on something.’ Solely as a result of I instantly really feel in a different way in that place. Uniforms are enjoyable but it surely’s so good to have the outlet to specific your temper with out saying something.”
Title a pattern you couldn’t keep away from.
“Tendencies are onerous for me as a result of I don’t go on social media that a lot. However I additionally stay in New York, and I can’t fake I’m not influenced. I keep in mind getting back from filming in Atlanta and seeing that everybody was in a leather-based coat. I felt so misplaced and I needed to get one. So I’m undoubtedly influenced. The Y2K factor has been attention-grabbing for me as a result of it’s like everybody who lived by means of that period put every little thing in a field with the intention of by no means taking a look at it once more. If you happen to had advised me low-rise can be again just a few years in the past, I’d’ve mentioned completely not. Now I’m like, okay there’s one thing good about one thing that sits low, at the least in a boyfriend-sense. It appears borrowed and funky.”
Are you able to get behind the resurgence of indie-sleaze?
“That is such an instance of issues being so cyclical, and I don’t know if I’m there but. There are such a lot of reminiscences it’s nearly too near dwelling. I respect it, I get it, however I’m not fairly there.”
Will you welcome again skinny denims?
“No, I hate them. However then there I am going once more, I’ll say I hate it now however when it’s again I’ll be carrying them once more. It’s fascinating the way it proliferates your psyche. Kitten heels are a fantastic instance. For a very long time, I assumed, Why? They’re not a heel, they’re not a flat. However with the ‘90s resurgence, I began to assume, ‘Okay, type of stylish!’”
How does your model shift between cities?
“I’m East Coast for certain, as a lot as I like coming to LA, however every little thing right here is much more laid again. Far more informal. I am going out loads much less right here so I’m actually informal—we’re simply hanging out at folks’s homes. I movie in Atlanta so most of my time is cut up between Atlanta and New York, and I’ll at all times attempt to translate my wardrobe, however as quickly as I arrive I feel, ‘I can’t put on any of these things right here.’ Coming from the South as effectively, your entire vibe of each metropolis is dictated by everybody else. It’s code-switching.”
Whose model ought to we revisit for inspiration?
“Katherine Hepburn. I’ve at all times been obsessed together with her androgynous model, fits which might be nonetheless female. She simply did informal, cool, refined so effectively. Elevated fundamentals, however you may play. It’s by no means taking your self too critically. It comes all the way down to placing a pleasant silhouette.”
What are your wardrobe non-negotiables?
“Consolation and sturdiness. You need issues which might be well-made, which might be going to final. With these as constructing blocks, it’s onerous to go fallacious. I like a turtleneck, a superb idler, a fantastic bag. One thing that may take you from day to nighttime.”