As I approached the Elle team (featuring Joe Zee and EIC Robbie Myers) front row at the Jason Wu show to ask them some questions, none other than Shailene Woodley plopped down in the empty seat next to Zee. In an unassuming (yet totally chic) sweater and skinny pants, she started chatting with Elle about how comfortable her shoes were. And no, they were not those five-toed shoes that made headlines after she wore them to an after party post-Golden Globes–they were sky-high Jason Wu’s, of course.
She was shockingly not swarmed by photogs, so I loitered around until she finished her conversation and took the opportunity to ask her about those shoes, her Oscar dress, and what she’s been learning at fashion week.
Fashionista: So you’ve been making the rounds this week. Are you going to a lot of shows?
Shailene Woodley: I only went to the Honor show yesterday and this is my last show in New York. I’m heading out to London.
Are you going to wear Jason to the Oscars?
[laughs] Um, I don’t have an Oscar dress yet.
You’ve made some headlines for wearing those Vibram five finger shoes. Do you wear them a lot?
Are you annoyed that everyone is making a big deal about it?
No, but I think it’s important to show people that if we paid as much attention to the environment and social justice issues as we do about the shoes actors wear to after parties, the world would be a much more educated and much more pleasant place. I would wear ‘em again in a heartbeat.
What have you learned at fashion week so far?
I know nothing about fashion so I’m slowly but surely enlarging my fashion encyclopedia.
Do you have a stylist?
I do, she’s right behind me! [Waves at her.]