Amy Schumer is no pushover. She has railed long and hard against the idea that an actress is only worth something for as long as her youthful looks hold out believably against her male co-stars. Schumer has enlisted the aid of other Hollywood notables in her crusade against sexism and looks-first culture.
Amy Schumer told Glamour recently that being a feminist is not a vocation for her.
“I don’t try to be feminist. I just am,” Schumer said. “It’s innately inside me. I have no interest in trying to be the perfect feminist, but I do believe feminists are in good hands with me.”
Schumer herself sure does clean up nice, though. The ballsy actress looked no further than the costume designer for her new Judd Apatow-directed film Trainwreck for her red carpet look. Amy Schumer flashed some serious sideboob at the film’s premiere
Schumer was sure to thank costume designer Leesa Evans on Instagram.
Amy Schumer admits that fashion is not her strongest suit, but she is learning and having fun with it.
“Not everyone’s wired to understand how to dress. I don’t have that chip. I’ve sometimes not even wanted to leave the house because I can’t find an outfit. I feel best when someone who knows what they’re doing and knows me has dressed me. So ask a friend!”
The friend Amy Schumer chose was Leesa Evans.
“I’m thrilled with Amy’s look from last night. It felt strong, daring and elegant,” Evans says. “In thinking about what dress would be perfect for Amy’s first film premiere, I wanted it to reflect all of the effort she put in as the writer, producer and star. Dion Lee designed a great dress, equal parts sexy, strong and sophisticated. I loved it on Amy.”
“I think the best part of this process has been that Amy has started to recognize that certain shapes and styles make her feel so great,” Evans said. “I love working with Amy because we both believe that confidence in dressing is more attractive than any one dress or outfit. I’m so happy that Amy has found a way to truly enjoy fashion both on and off the red carpet.”
"I was thinking about wearing something that pops! Instead of side boob, how about side vag!"- Amy Schumer #MTVMovieAwards
— Jayelyn Jackson (@jayelyn_janine) April 13, 2015