Jodie Turner-Smith embraces her status as Queen in Christopher John Rogers
It is in a way a rite of passage for a renowned American designer to land a collaboration with Target. And since last month, just like Proenza Schouler and Rodarte before him, Christopher John Rogers has quickly become a household name. It’s also thanks to fans like Jodie Turner-Smith, who attended this week’s virtual press day for the new three-part series. Anne Boleyn, in which she plays the titular Queen Consort and second wife of King Henry VIII in the run-up to Boleyn’s execution by beheading for treason.
Turner-Smith went for a floral version of one of the mainstays of Rogers’ voluminous and highly saturated red carpet, a perfectly regal ‘strawberry’ silhouette. The look is already a fan favorite: RuPaul’s Drag Race star Symone and blogger Tamu McPherson both modeled it for Rogers’ “#AtHome” series, and Hamilton‘s Jasmine Cephas Jones wore it during the promotion Blind spot just last week. But Turner-Smith and her stylist Solange Franklin are the first to let the puffy skirt shine on its own, pairing it with a plunging bright red top instead of a matching floral bustier. Hairstylist Ursula Stephen completed the look with an imposing beehive.
Turner-Smith is just one of many famous Rogers fans. Most recently among the black American designers that Vice President Kamala Harris highlighted as her inauguration approached, the designer has long been the favorite of stars ranging from Michelle Obama to Lady Gaga to Zendaya. (Lizzo praised the lime green dress – which he completed in just three days, in her living room – that she wore to the GLAAD Awards as her favorite fashion moment.) Still, Turner-Smith didn’t. didn’t let Rogers love him. hamper his love for Gucci. She also promoted Anne Boleyn, in a pale pink baby-doll dress, remaining attached to the house after sporting a puffer jacket from her North Face collaboration three times in a week. No matter who she goes with, however, rest assured that another red carpet hit is in store for the July Cannes Film Festival, which will premiere her film. After Yang with Colin Farrell.