Australian model-who-acts-now Abbey Lee — who has recently dropped her surname, "Kershaw" — is in a controversial new movie called "The Neon Demon" about the cutthroat, slick world of modeling. We at Fashionista have been drumming up excitement surrounding the film for weeks now, and on Wednesday, it finally premiered in New York City. Being a fashion-centric flick, its stars Lee, Elle Fanning and Bella Heathcote have been pulling out all the sartorial stops throughout their recent publicity tour, but last night, it was Lee's torso-exposing Julien Macdonald gown that won the lot.
Objectively, it's a beautiful dress. It's silvery and slinky with just a hint of old Hollywood glamour — the latter of which Lee smartly exaggerated with metallic shoes and a head of deeply-parted waves. But take a deeper, more pointed look. Stare upon Lee's sternum. Do you see that definition, that highlighting that extenuates both her chest and her ample abdominals, not to mention her collarbone and breastplate? She looks ripped as hell, and in a manner that's clearly more Pilates than CrossFit. I would like to look like this one day, but because I'm a mere journalist and not a tall, otherworldly model-who-acts-now, this is but a pipe dream.
Feast your eyes at this handiwork.
See you back here for the rest of "The Neon Demon"'s press junket in the days ahead.