USA Today’s coverage of Ashley preparations for Elton John’s Oscar Party continues with some secrets on how to handle the red carpets and more.
Something viewers might not think about while forming best-dressed lists in their heads: What goes into creating that red-carpet moment?
Actress Ashley Greene, who is known for starring as Alice Cullen in the Twilight movies, and is playing Mia in Rogue, which premieres March 23 and is available to DirecTV and AT&T U-verse customers, gave us a taste of the red carpet and talked us through the anatomy of a specific press line photo. This one was from Sunday’s elite Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar party.
Walking down a red carpet can be rather alarming for a celebrity being photographed, “no matter how many times you do it,” Greene said. “There’s a bunch of screaming, yelling photographers telling you to look in every direction. They want to see the front of the dress, the back of the dress, have you turn this way, smile and not smile… The best advice is just to ignore them and know what you’re gonna do on the carpet and stick to it, because otherwise you look like a deer caught in the headlights.”
In her pre-Oscars dress-fitting (which USA TODAY tagged along for), Greene, 29, had narrowed her outfit choices to three: a plunging purple Amanda Wakeley dress, a red off-shoulder Safiyaa gown and a beaded Naeem Khan number.Greene opted for the third dress. “I showed a photo of it (to a friend), and he’s like ‘That’s beautiful, and you could tell you feel good in it.’ I’m glad he said that, because I had already picked it out,” Greene said. The choice called for a quick and complicated alteration from Greene’s tailor, Pasha. “Anything he had to take in or take off, he took off the beads and then altered it and put it back on. He’s a magician.”