First of all, you definitely want to click over to InStyle to read the article and see the inside shots, because the shoes Melissa is wearing ARE SO CUTE. Second, the interview — which Laura Brown did herself — is very charming and diverting and fun. This part will ABSOLUTELY be of interest to Fug Nation:
LB: But it’s awesome when you do you. A couple of years ago you and Ben showed up to the Vanity Fair Oscars party, spiritual home of the fishtail evening gown, in matching Adidas tracksuits.
MM: I’m sure it threw everybody into a tizzy because the idea came to me the day before the Oscars. I asked, “Can we wear matching tracksuits?” And someone was like, “For tomorrow? Like, that both fit?” It’s not that easy. I just wanted to be in tennies and tracksuits. It just seemed so funny to me and so comfortable. I have never been flipped off or told to f— off as much as at that party [laughs], and it was all done, uh, jokingly, but also with something real behind it. [After the ceremony] everyone put on a different dress and different heels. They just totally were like, “You go f— yourself [for wearing a tracksuit].” My response was, “Oh, OK, I’m going to go dance pretty hard right now.”
I love this. Y’all, you can all wear a tracksuit and sneakers to that party if you want! (She also discusses filming in Australia and QAnon and the election and a lot of more important info — as well as some drama with a nude bodysuit — but that was always going to be the pull quote I grabbed for us.)
Here’s the subscriber cover:
I feel like maybe you had to be there for this one. It definitely is a test shot — they didn’t crop out the box she’s standing on — and although she looks banging in this dress (and the glasses are so cute), I’m not totally sure I know what is happening here? But this is why it’s the subscriber cover! That’s where they try things!
[Photo by Charles Dennington; The April issue of InStyle is available on newsstands, on Amazon, and for digital download March 19.]