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Mackenzie Davis is All Buttoned-Up in Balenciaga

The dress speaks for itself.
Photo: Laura Cavanaugh/Getty Images

Photo: Laura Cavanaugh/Getty Images

Clothing-wise, the press tour for upcoming film "The Martian" has been a solid, if not mind-blowing one. Kate Mara's Valentino and Dior looks have been consistently good, and co-star Kristen Wiig, whom we'll always give the benefit of the doubt, has generally been cute as a button. Neil deGrasse Tyson also turned up to the movie's New York Film Festival premiere on Monday wearing one of his signature vests in a groovy cosmic print, which was festive.

Aside from Dr. Tyson, there was another attendee who truly stuck the landing. That would be Mackenzie Davis, the 28-year-old actress you may know from "That Awkward Moment," an enjoyable but objectively flat Zac Efron movie, or perhaps the front row of Marc Jacobs's most recent runway show. Her Balenciaga resort look was equal parts tidy (buttons; perfunctory strappy sandals) and romantic (that lace! wayward hair!). Not visually challenging, but totally pleasing.

While that wonderful dress pretty much styles itself, the choice feels like a harbinger of more good things to come. Davis, we're watching you.

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