Millie Bobby Brown was always destined to be iconic. With her shaved head and ’60s tunic, accessorised with a haunted look in her eye – not to mention a pilfered packet of frozen waffles – the references to cult 1968 psychological thriller Rosemary’s Baby were unmistakable – making her the modern-day Mia Farrow.
If MBB’s seminal role as Eleven in the Netflix smash Stranger Things has completely passed you by, then you’re very much in the minority. Her supernatural, psychokinetic abilities aside, it's her off-screen styling superpowers that have caught the attention of the big catwalk names. Superfan Nicolas Ghesquière – who showed a Stranger Things T-shirt on his SS18 runway – welcomed MBB and the cast to LV HQ during Paris Fashion Week in September 2016, and the following season, Raf Simons invited her to sit FROW at his debut show as Chief Creative Officer of Calvin Klein 205W39NYC, then cast her in the campaign for the brand’s bespoke offering, By Appointment.
Since then, we’ve seen her red-carpet choices mature from Jenny Packham sparkle and playful Victoria, Victoria Beckham prints to more considered pieces by Roksanda that many twice her age would struggle to pull off.
Citing Burberry, Stella McCartney and Coach among her favourite designers, the 13 year old admits, “I’m not a girly girl. I love wearing this stuff, but if it was my choice I’d come in in my tracksuit.” She explains, “Everything I wear has to go through every person on my team. It has to go through my mum first. If she approves, it’ll go to my agents, and then, obviously, the last stop is my dad – and if he doesn’t like it, then I’m not wearing it. It’s as simple as that.”
Those of us who have already binge-watched the second series of Stranger Things will have to wait until March 2019 for MBB’s next star turn as the lead in Godzilla: King of Monsters by which time she’ll have reached the grand old age of 15. Imagine what she’ll have in her wardrobe by then?
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