Mortal Instruments is a flop, Lily Collins' red carpet style is a hit
Mortal Instruments: City of Bones proved to be a disappointment at the box office but leading lady Lily Collins got plenty of positive attention for the red carpet ensembles she wore to promote the movie in cities around the globe.
The 24-year-old actress landed on the daily Best Dressed lists of British Vogue, W, and InStyle, and even managed to impress E!’s Fashion Police.She also earned the distinction of being crowned Women’s Wear Daily‘s “Trendsetter of the Week.” Collins’ stylists Rob Zangardi and Mariel Haenn — whose list of clients also includes Jennifer Lopez, Gwen Stefani, Sofia Vergara, and Kim Kardashian — helped the actress pack her suitcases with one fetching red carpet outfit after another. From San Diego Comic Con to Berlin, Madrid, and Fredrikstad, Norway (director Harald Zwart’s hometown), Collins dressed to impress in an array of dramatic gowns, chic separates and sexy frocks.
Despite the less than stellar U.S. debut of Mortal Instruments, producers are optimistic that the movie will strike gold at the global box office and a sequel is reportedly already in the works. Meanwhile, Collins — who recently filmed Love, Rosie with Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games) — has landed on the fashion radar, which is often a big step forward for a young actress’ career.
Click on to see Lily Collins’ best looks from the Mortal Instruments global press tour.
At San Diego Comic-Con, Collins drew the attention of fan boys and fashion followers alike in a printed crop top and shorts from Paper London, Palladium jewelry and Brian Atwood platforms.
At the film’s Los Angeles premiere, Collins looked every inch a movie star in a Cushnie Et Ochs cut-out dress, Giuseppe Zanotti pumps and H. Stern jewelry. “Lily keepin us proud,” tweeted stylist Mariel Haenn, whose her partner Rob Zangardi added, “So damn good.”
In Toronto, Collins was statuesque in a long sleeve ivory lace gown from the Houghton fall 2013 ready-to-wear collection.
In Berlin, Collins rocked a Paper London crop top, a carpet-sweeping Halston Heritage skirt, and a statement necklace from Fallon. “Stop Crop and Rollin in Berlin,” tweeted Zangardi.
Collins chose a Dolce & Gabbana floral halter dress with dramatic black lace panel embroidery and Brian Atwood shoes for a photo call in Madrid.
The actress took sartorial cues from her surroundings at the Mortal Instruments premiere in Madrid, vamping up the red carpet in a crimson Chantilly lace top and mullet-hem skirt by Houghton and matching Brian Atwood heels. “RED HOT” Zangardi tweeted.
Collins was stunning in an embellished nude dress by Zuhair Murad and black Louboutins when she attended a handprint ceremony in Fredrikstad, Norway. “Always leaving her mark everywhere she goes…” tweeted Zangardi.
For the film’s Mexico City premiere, the actress wore a mesh long sleeve Michail Sykianakis dress decorated with an intricate ribbon appliqué. Christian Louboutin heels completed the look.