Kristen Stewart is the latest celebrity to bleach her eyebrows
29th May 2019
The red carpet at this year’s Cannes Film Festival was relatively lackluster—and no wonder, with the absence of its rulebreaker-in-chief, Kristen Stewart, whose acts of rebellion against the festival’s infamously staid organisers have included kicking off her heels to walk the red carpet barefoot and accessorising with a braided rattail.
But by Tuesday, just a few days after this year’s edition came to an end, Stewart had already made up for it on another red carpet, at Chanel’s Métiers d’Art show in Seoul, South Korea, where she turned up wearing, naturally, head-to-toe Chanel.
But it wasn’t her sheer blouse, mismatched nail polish, or even the thigh-high boots that made Stewart stand out. It was her eyebrows, or apparent lack thereof. Whereas three weeks ago, on the red carpet of the 2019 “camp”-themed Met Gala, she’d gone with David Bowie–esque orange-, white-, and yellow-striped brows, this time, she went all in: her fully bleached brows were prominently on display, emphasised by swaths of contrasting neon green eyeliner.
After more than a decade’s worth of experimenting with her hair, it seems only natural that Stewart would explore a new frontier. She isn’t the only celebrity to do so, though she’s already shown more commitment than most: Kim Kardashian tried out the look with the hashtagged disclaimer “#ItsForAPhotoShoot” in 2014—the same year that bleached brows turned up on Kendall Jenner, when she walked the runway for Marc Jacobs, and Miley Cyrus, when she appeared on the cover of W.
As usual, though, Stewart’s former costar Chloë Sevigny was miles ahead of the rest. She tried out the look on the red carpet of a premiere of Seabiscuit all the way back in 2003, when Stewart was just barely 13.
This article originally appeared on WMagazine.com.