It’s an exciting month for Evan Rachel Wood. Just last week, she celebrated her 30th birthday. On Sunday this week, she will find out whether she has won an Emmy for her incredible performance in Westworld.
Wood has been a successful actress since she was young, but it is through her role in Westworld that she has gained a platform to display her dedication to freedom of expression.
Growing up in show business, she felt a lot of pressure to look a certain way to be accepted. Speaking to Billboard, Wood said “I’ve struggled with gender norms my whole life, always feeling like I wasn’t black-and-white. I was in this gray area, and gray areas really scare people because you can’t define them.”
Making a Stand for Tomboy Style
When she was nominated for a Golden Globe in January this year, she decided to take a stand by committing to wear a suit to every award ceremony this year. It’s not that she wanted to protest dresses. She just wanted to show young girls and women that they aren’t the only option and that they don’t have to wear one if they don’t want to.
The response from the media and her fans has been fantastic. It is so refreshing to see a woman in the mainstream being herself and encouraging others to do the same. Heavily inspired by icons, David Bowie and Marlene Dietrich, her look is androgynous and dramatic.
Here are some of our favourite suits worn by Evan Rachel Wood…