Laura Harrier treated herself to designer dress for virtual birthday celebrations

Laura Harrier treated herself to a new dress for her virtual birthday celebrations earlier this year.Due to the coronavirus lockdown, the Hollywood actress was forced to postpone any plans she had for a 30th birthday bash when she reached the milestone…

Laura Harrier treated herself to a new dress for her virtual birthday celebrations earlier this year.

Due to the coronavirus lockdown, the Hollywood actress was forced to postpone any plans she had for a 30th birthday bash when she reached the milestone age on 28 March.

However, Laura decided that she would still catch-up with her pals over video chat and pulled out all of the stops in a gorgeous scarlet and fuchsia number from Solace London.

“I actually got my dress from Net-a-Porter for my Zoom birthday party! It was black tie, and everybody dressed up,” she recalled in a chat with Porter magazine. “I’ve really enjoyed having specific days where it’s like, ‘No, we’re going to make an effort,’ and change out of sweatpants and try to feel normal.”

Laura went on to explain that she’s a little sad to be missing out on the opportunity to promote her latest projects in public due to the social distancing rules, but is looking forward to dressing up again for events in the future.

And one professional relationship she is particularly excited about growing is her connection to French luxury fashion house Louis Vuitton, having recently served as a muse to creative director Nicolas Ghesquiere.

“(Growing up) I would pore over magazines and see this other world that I thought was so beautiful and glamorous and so far from my reality, but weirdly it was something I felt connected to,” the star said. “I would go on Style.com and look at the fashion, and I remember seeing Balenciaga and the stuff Nicolas was doing, and I don’t even think I knew his name; I was pretty young, but I remember being like, ‘Woah, this is the coolest stuff ever.’ Now, it’s so strange that I know him and wear clothes that he makes just for me.”

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