Jessica Chastain in an aubergine Burberry coat in NYC: gorgeous & glam?

Here are some new photos of Jessica Chastain, the elegant ginger princess, entering the Walter Kerr Theater for last night’s performance of The Heiress. Jessica is doing the Broadway play until February 10th – her costar is Dan Stevens (Cousin Matthew of Downton Abbey). I really just wanted to talk about these photos because A) Jessica looks really great here and B) I LOVE HER COAT. Omg. It’s Burberry and I want one. I love this aubergine color. I love the fit of the coat. I love the way she’s wearing it. I love this color on her specifically. I love her casual, “I’m just going into the theater, because I’m a Broadway star and a movie star” simple glamour.

You know, we’ve been covering Anne Hathaway’s Oscar campaign endlessly, it feels like. Doesn’t it seem like she’s been campaigning for months? I mean, she probably HAS. Since last summer at least. And I feel like Jennifer Lawrence is doing a pretty prominent Oscar campaign too, only she’s not as annoying and in-our-faces about it as Anne. Meanwhile, here’s Jessica Chastain, who thus far, is barely engaging in an Oscar campaign, but I’m pretty sure she will end up getting a Best Actress Oscar nomination for Zero Dark Thirty, and that will mean she will have gotten two back-to-back Oscar nominations in two years.

So isn’t it an interesting play by Jessica to spend the next month and a half in New York doing a play, instead of in LA, doing the rounds with Oscar voters? Of course, there are Oscar voters in NYC too, I’m sure there will be some quiet Oscar screenings and Jessica will shake a lot of hands, etc. But I’m enjoying how low-key her campaign is this year.

By the way, Jessica is the current face of Yves Saint Laurent’s fragrance ‘Manifesto’, and people have noticed that she seems to be shilling YSL handbags a lot in her casual walks to the theater. But The Telegraph notes that she also has quite the designer handbag collection, with bags by Prada, Proenza Schouler, Ralph Lauren, Emilio Pucci, and Marni. I don’t know whose bag she’s carrying in these pics, but I love it too. I wish Jessica had this kind of fashion eye for the red carpet, don’t you?

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Alita says:

    I know this is somewhat heretical, but this is how LiLo should look now, well maybe slightly younger. But generally speaking.

  2. notpretentious says:

    Didn’t her hair grow back really fast?! I thought she cut it short recently. Love the shoes.

  3. Rhea says:

    I love her looks here. Simple yet elegant.

  4. Christina says:

    Love the coat and the overall look. Jessica’s casual style is way better than her red-carpet dressing, which is often frumpy and fugly.

  5. Gine says:

    I haven’t been a huge fan of her style thus far, but that coat is awesome.

  6. Bad Irene says:

    I think her bag here is a McQueen heroine. She seems like a class act and low key too.

  7. RN says:

    I love her look, from head to toe. Very polished and clean.

  8. Lee says:

    Love her whole outfit – coat to shoes to pants to handbag. Everything.

  9. GoodCapon says:

    I love her sunglasses! It’s a very nice outfit overall – she has lovely accessories :D

  10. Faye says:

    I think she just needs a new stylist. Her red-carpet style is so hit and miss, but she always looks great when she dresses herself, IMO — the perfect “casual but polished” look.

  11. FirstTimer says:

    The coat is all kinds of awesome! I want it!

  12. Sweet Dee says:

    Yes, she dresses very well for oatmeal. That is a great coat, it would look fab on me.

    Nobutreally. I wish I could find her interesting because she’s super talented.

  13. LadyAnne says:

    She looks great. Very elegant.

  14. Jenna says:

    I love the entire outfit! Especially the shoes! I want the shoes! Get me those shoes! :D

  15. CaliYalie says:

    First time commenter, longtime reader of this beloved site. Figured I read the commentary so much, I might as well add some input!

    Jessica is undoubtedly beautiful, BUT, I think she looks cheap and rather pedestrian. It’s the texture of the coat– it’s very early 90s. She can most certainly do better =).

  16. Diana says:

    I love those shoes!!! me wants!

  17. mercy says:

    She looks great. Love the colour. I hope she gets the Oscar. She’s paid her dues and she seems like a nice person. I was surprised to read about her handbag collection as I could’ve sworn I read she was vegan.

  18. Christina says:

    I am simply terrified that Jessica Chastain and Benedict Cumberbatch will be an item in the near future. They just seem like they would fit really well. I will die if they do.

  19. Shelly says:

    She looks amazing! I LOVE her bag and shoes. WANT! And she is such a fabulous actress. I’ve pretty much just loved her in everything I’ve seen her in.

  20. Ravensdaughter says:

    i want that coat!!!!! Gorgeous color, especially on her…

  21. Claudia says:

    THE COAT! THE SHOES! THE BAG! THE BRACELET!! I covet them all. Great street style.