Actress Emma Roberts Spotlights an Emerging Designer with a Bold, Celestial Look

For a recent appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, the Blackcoat’s Daughter actress opted for an elevated Miss Frizzle look from up-and-coming label Markarian.

As a fixture of Stuart Vevers’s inner circle at Coach and a fashion week regular who has been sighted at Chloé and Dior, Emma Roberts has an expansive network of designers to call on when she needs wardrobe assistance for a press tour. (Not to mention an expert consultant in aunt Julia Roberts.) She’s been on the press circuit recently, promoting her new film The Blackcoat’s Daughter with Kiernan Shipka and Lucy Boynton, a tour that has brought out the best looks from all three young It girls. For recent appearances, Roberts has done Armani Privé (twice over, at the Oscars), Chloé, and Ulla Johnson — and, naturally, a bit of Coach. But for her Wednesday evening interview on Stephen Colbert’s The Late Show, she selected a more unusual look — a tea-length black dress with side cutouts by emerging New York-based label Markarian.

Emma Roberts in Markarian on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, March 2017.

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Who: Emma Roberts.

When: Wednesday, March 29.

Where: Discussing her new film, The Blackcoat’s Daughter, on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert in New York, New York.

What: A black, long-sleeved, tea-length dress with side cutouts, printed with Saturns and moons, by the upstart label Markarian from its Fall 2017 collection, paired with Tabitha Simmons shoes.

Why: Emerging designer Markarian’s Fall 2017 lookbook is filled with such quirky designs — classic silhouettes with eclectic details like unexpected cutouts and subtle patterns. Roberts’s look, which the brand also presented in a softly shimmering ivory, is the ideal day-to-night design, a little daring with its side cutouts but also playful, with its moon-and-planets pattern. She tops it all off with center-parted hair and a dark mulberry-purple lip and black mules by Tabitha Simmons. It’s an enviable transitional look — and one that channels an extra chic reimagining of The Magic Schoolbus’s beloved Miss Frizzle.

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