Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Why We Are All Mad for Moore

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Why We Are All Mad for Moore

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Byline: Karen Dacre

IT'S A truth universally acknowledged that a fashion enthusiast in possession of a brain must be in stomachflipping awe of Julianne Moore. The actress, on cinema screens this week in Stephen King's Carrie, surpasses every upstart, actress and style plate in Hollywood as an altar for worship. On the red carpet, the flame-haired mother-of-two turns all heads with her ability to wear highend fashion in a way that is both spellbinding and totally approachable, while on the streets of New York she combines classic Breton tops with effortlessly cool pea coats and Birkenstocks to achingly cool effect. In short, Moore is ageless style personified. And don't start us on her appearance in 30 Rock. Heaven.

Here, the fashion insiders who have met, dressed and worshipped her tell us why there's no one they love more than Moore.

TOM FORD, DESIGNER "I first met Julianne more than 15 years ago and I adored her instantly. She is so completely grounded and not at all like many actresses that one meets. She has a great sense of humour and a wonderful laugh and smile. It is very difficult to be in anything other than a good mood when you are around her. Her intelligence and quick wit are as striking as her beauty. She is also a loyal friend and has a wonderful sense of values. Professionally, I have the utmost respect for her. She is an incredible actress. She is fearless in the roles she accepts and the camera loves her. When I was directing her for my film, A Single Man, and I looked at her through the lens it was startling: she is actually luminous and I instantly understood what "star quality" really is. As for her personal style, she knows who she is and what she looks good in. She has an innate sense of fashion and a knowledge of all things relating to design. Because of her keen eye, she never makes a fashion blunder and wears her clothes with confidence. This is what makes her a fashion icon."

SOPHIA NEOPHITOU, EDITORIN-CHIEF 10 MEN MAGAZINE "Styling Moore was one of my first jobs at Harper's Bazaar and she was the first celebrity I'd ever styled for a magazine cover. I struggle to find merit in putting celebs on covers but Moore is different. Generous, creative and down to earth, she has a weird, otherworldly beauty that's attainable. That's what so appealing about her. In the days of high glamour there's something wonderful about her beauty -- it's tangible. She is the sort of woman you could see on a football pitch or out to dinner. Women can find a common ground and kinship in her beauty while men love her too.

When I shot with her she was open to becoming who the magazine needed her to become. She isn't a fashion victim but a woman we all believe in."

SIMON CHILVERS, FASHION WRITER AND MEN'S STYLE DIRECTOR AT MATCHESFASHION.COM "Julianne, a bit like Tilda [Swinton], is not just a cracking, intelligent, ludicrously good-looking actor who takes work risks -- have you seen Savage Grace? …

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