Every time we see Jennifer Connelly, she’s wearing Louis Vuitton. The reason, she once told us, is because she’s BFF with designer Nicolas Ghesquière, who designed her wedding dress when he was at the helm at Balenciaga. She’s rarely on the red carpet in anything else but his designs. And even when she goes to chill out in cozy Sundance? Yeah, she wears Ghesquière’s LV looks for that, too.
So when she stopped by our InStyle portrait studio in Park City to promote her new indie project Aloft this week, we were eager to see what she picked from Vuitton. This time, she chose a navy and printed zip-up sweater, wide-leg dark-wash jeans, and marsala-hued shoes from the label. “I really love the clothes, so I’m happy to wear them,” she told us. Does Ghesquière send her everything? “No, not everything!” she added with a smile.
Her other Sundance secret weapon: A blowout by celeb hairstylist Andy LeCompte, who stayed by her side to maintain her perfectly straight strands throughout Connelly’s busy day. “Sundance is challenging because you have elements of altitude, which sometimes makes hair flat,” he told us after touching up Connelly for her InStyle photo shoot. “I did not try to do curls that are going fall. When you’re here, it’s best to stay fresh and clean and natural.”
To do so, LeCompte used a ceramic brush while blowing out her hair, and finished off the look with a spritz of Wella’s LuxeOil Light Oil Keratin Protection Shine Spray ($28) to give it a little shine “without weighing down the hair,” he said.