Ashley Benson, Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, and Rachel Korine at the “Spring Breakers” Paris premiere.
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Despite the familiar Disney faces in Spring Breakers (Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, and even Ashley Benson, by way of ABC Family, all have history with The Mouse), we’re not expecting the movie to be anything like the shiny, sparkly happy endings we’re used to watching these ladies act out. On the contrary, we’re expecting something much closer to director Harmony Korine’s first forays into film-making: Kids and Gummo. The reality of just how gritty some of our favorite on-screen good girls become for this film has been a slow reveal. Between Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle tees and motorized scooters on-set and cheeky swimsuit snaps in magazine promo shots, the film’s leading ladies have generally kept their Spring Break steez off the red carpet (Exhibit A: the cast’s glamorous and ladylike Venice togs). That is, until now. Judging from Ashley, Selena, Vanessa, and Rachel Korine’s Paris premiere ensembles, it looks like the girls are starting to rep Spring Break skin on the step-and-repeats, as well!
While there was no
Riff Raff, erm, Franco on the Spring Breakers red carpet, Selena & Co. turned it way out in shimmering high fashion and a lot of bronzed skin. From left to right, Benzo looked statuesque in a black, beaded gown by Indian designer Amit GT. The dress featured short, cap sleeves and a very revealing key-hole neckline stretching from her clavicle to juuuust above her navel, giving the one Katy Perry rocked at the 2013 Grammys a run for its money. Sel steers clear of any décolletage windows, and instead, goes very leggy with a dash of side-boob in all-over beaded, turquoise Gucci. Is it getting hot in here? *fans self with right hand*
V.Hudge and Rachel went similar routes with strapless dresses, but these are not your grandmother’s sock hop frocks. Hudgens whose Rafael Cennamo dress arguably used the most square feet of fabric of the bunch counter-balanced her full, satin skirt and girlish qualities of that baby pink hue and those frilly rosettes with a heavy-handed dose of cleavage. Somehow, Rach is the most subdued of the cast in a lace-covered fuschia dress, cut body-conscious but still structured so it feels done-up. Korine’s dress is strapless like Vanessa’s but features a sweetheart neckline rather than one that’s straight across. The effect is beautifully curve-glorifying and reminiscent of Jessica Rabbit (both in that Rachel looks like the legendary animated vixen AND that we’re all cartoon bud-eyed and wolf-howling).