Has anyone else noticed how ridiculously flawless Leelee Sobieski has been looking lately? Her recent onslaught of red carpet sartorial perfection has been a frequent topic of discussion for us--how long has she been such a style icon and why haven't we noticed it until now?
The gorgeous actress has been out and about a bit more frequently, most likely to promote her forthcoming series NYC 22, in which she plays a cop. Perhaps distraught by the fact that she has to spend most of her work days in a NYPD uniform, she has really been stepping up her fashion game lately--from that major white Jil Sander moment at the Tribeca Film Festival Vanity Fair party to her ridiculously chic blush Chanel look. She even looked amazing while throwing out the first pitch at a Mets game last week.
So when did this start? Maybe in 2010, when she married menswear designer Adam Kimmel. We caught up with her at last night's launch of The Shops at Target (where she looked flawless again in an Adam Kimmel jumpsuit, Webster for Target blazer, Hermes boots and Céline bag) and when asked if she uses a stylist, she told us "Me on my own and then I ask my husband." She also claims she doesn't have a full-length mirror in her apartment, so Kimmel comes in handy. In fact, Kimmel was involved in just about every answer she gave. When asked who her dream Target collaboration would be, she said, "probably my husband...he could do a Target thing and make it pretty cool." And when we asked about her Met Ball plans, she said, "I’m not sure yet. If I get the right thing to wear. If not, I’m going to stay home and cuddle and eat ice cream."
We hope she goes (How could she deny us another perfect red carpet moment?), but that got us thinking: Did her relationship to Adam Kimmel have something to do with her style evolution? She's always looked cool and has never been a 'bad dresser,' but, in our opinion, she's never been as consistently on point as she has since around 2010, which happens to be when she married Kimmel--whose simple and tasteful-yet-offbeat aesthetic may have rubbed off on her, or perhaps she's been inspired by an increased exposure to the fashion world. Or, maybe she just got a little older and started to develop her personal style and figure out what she looks best in. Click through for a look at her style evolution from 1998 to now, and see what you think.