Hunter Schafer needed only a feather to raise the bar for daring looks at Vanity Fair’s 2023 Oscars after-party.
Best known for her portrayal of Jules Vaughn on HBO’s “Euphoria,” the actor and model turned up at the annual soirée in a floor-length Ludovic de Saint Sernin skirt and a strategically placed feather, worn as a bandeau-like top.
Schafer’s all-white look was styled by Law Roach, who has drawn raves from fashion outlets for his edgy work with fellow “Euphoria” star Zendaya.
After Roach shared a photo of Schafer on Instagram, he was inundated with praise from many of his famous clients and pals, including Katy Perry and Zendaya herself.
“A murder,” photographer Myles Loftin wrote, while stylist Thiago Biagi simply proclaimed: “No words.”
Schafer, who is transgender, has been a rising star in Hollywood since the 2019 premiere of “Euphoria.” She’s used her television fame as a platform to advocate for LGBTQ rights, and is set to hit the big screen this fall in “The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes.”
“I’ve already spent a lot of my life trying to be someone I’m not,” she told Harper’s Bazaar in 2021. “And even if it is my job title, I’m not interested in doing that again for long periods of time ... I want to have longevity as an artist, whatever form that comes in. The one thing I have faith in is the evolution of how I make art. It’s something that is growing in me all the time.”
Noticeably absent from the Vanity Fair fête was Schafer’s “Euphoria” co-star and real-life boyfriend, Dominic Fike. The pair were first romantically linked in the press in January of last year.
“Some people fall in love, like, fucking months after they meet, or years after,” Fike told GQ of his relationship in 2022. “We developed an attraction — it sped it up so fast. We just really got to know each other so quickly.”