The occurrence of January’s annual vacation-is-over-but-here-are-some-celebrities extravaganza that is the Golden Globes on Sunday crystallized a question that had been brewing since I started seeing photos of the new Little Women‘s cast making internet rounds: How extensively do ensemble casts coordinate their red carpet outfits? The Little Women cast is an obvious trigger for this curiosity, considering the number of exciting stars involved and their collective relevance to the film’s plot–everyone is important and therefore everyone’s outfit is important. And when you consider the fact that Timothée alone has enough sartorial power to disrupt a day’s worth of headlines, the stakes grow even higher.
If I know anything about group outfit discussion–and I know a lot, because I am a human woman who lived in dorms for nine years–I know that it can precede even the most mundane of group excursions, so I have to imagine that it transpires before decidedly not-mundane events like award shows and movie premieres. Ergo, I’d guess that the cast of Little Women has a group chat, and I’d guess that the content of said group chat looks a lot like this:
Three weeks before the New York premiere on December 7th…
Emma Watson: Our New York premiere is SO SOON. What is everyone wearing? I’m doing a black Balenciaga thing.
Timothée Chalamet: 10 points for Gryffindor!
Emma Watson: Keep that up and you’re headed straight to Slytherin, peach boy.
Eliza Scanlen: Not sure yet. My stylist wants me to wear this white gown from Khaite so I’m leaning toward that. It’s very Princess Leia.
Saoirse Ronan: Omg should we all wear black and white? We’ll look so chic in the group pics.
Greta Gerwig: I’m down!!!!
Laura Dern: You guyyyyyyyyys I already picked out my dress and it’s not black or white it’s midnight blue with sparkles and it makes me feel like a Leo even though I’m an Aquarius.
James Norton: In that case I’ve got a blue velvet tux in mind that has rumors of our potential friendship written all over it.
Emma Watson: Has anyone heard from Florence?
Three days before the Paris premiere on December 12th…
Timothée Chalamet: Everyone’s doing jewel-tone ‘fits tomorrow, right??
Saoirse Ronan: You bet your Willy Wonka costume I am.
Greta Gerwig: Coming in hot with an emerald situation!!!
Florence Pugh: Guys. I had an emergency.
Timothée Chalamet: Florence!
Saoirse Ronan: NOT AGAIN FLORENCE
Florence Pugh: Sorry!!!! I found out last minute that I look ravishing in beige.
Louis Garrel: If Florence is wearing beige can I just wear a black suit and dad sneakers?
One day before the London photo call on the morning of December 16th…
Greta Gerwig: We decided we’re not trying to coordinate this time, right?
Florence Pugh: Nope 🙂
Timothée Chalamet: I’m going to wear a short-sleeved T-shirt over a long-sleeved T-shirt if anyone wants to join.
Saoirse Ronan: Can’t wait to watch you make more best dressed lists than the rest of us combined.
A few hours before the London photo call on the evening of December 16th…
Saoirse Ronan: Guys 🙁 I really miss coordinating on the red carpet.
Timothée Chalamet: Fairly certain we’ve never come close to doing that.
James Norton: Tonight’s one of our last chances!!! And it’s a smaller group so way easier.
Florence Pugh: Well, I’m wearing pink gingham.
Saoirse Ronan: U would
Timothée Chalamet: I just so happened to bring a pink suit as a potential option….
Saoirse Ronan: FML I don’t have anything pink! Texting my stylist now.
James Norton: I literally only brought one change of clothes for tonight and it’s all black.
Saoirse Ronan: I can work with that.
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