It may have been Sophie Thatcher’s first-ever Emmy Awards, but the actor’s presence on the red carpet felt essential, an eddy of idiosyncrasy in a glamorous river. Like her character in the dark and addictive Yellowjackets, Thatcher’s style comes with an edge, a blend of doe-eyed pretty and jagged punk that infuses every look, the juxtaposition making it stronger. Thatcher and her glam team met at her boyfriend’s house in Sherman Oaks, combining their distinct visions to create an equally distinctive look.
To couple with Thatcher’s dove grey Dior dress, makeup artist Rob Rumsey opted for a melding of era inspo: the 1920s and the 1960s, plus an aura of rock ’n’ roll. “She always wears the look, and it never wears her, which I love,” says Rumsey, who relied on Dior’s 5 Couleurs Couture Palette in 079 Black Bow to achieve an eye moment that centered on silver edged in matte black liner. In addition, Dior Backstage Rosy Glow Blush in Pink provided a warming note that extended to Thatcher’s painted pout (she had both Dior Contour Lip Pencil in 414 Jungle and Dior Addict Stellar Gloss in 765 Ultra Dior on hand at the show).
As for Thatcher’s choppy coiffure, hairstylist Sully Layo prepped lengths with Uberliss’ Bond Healing Leave-In Spray and opted to augment the actor’s of-the-moment haircut. “We used a few hair extensions to achieve a fuller 1920s bob look, as opposed to my natural mullet cut,” says Thatcher. Layo customized said extensions with a straight razor cut to ensure the style felt fresh and modern while paying homage to vintage glamour.
The result was a scene-stealing Emmys debut that rang true to Thatcher’s personal style, which—along with her career—will demand continued attention. Here, a behind-the-scenes look at how Thatcher readied for the 2022 Emmy Awards.