To generate that hype, Rabe has been embarking on a virtual press tour this past month, pulling off a series of Zoom appearances. Now that almost all events have been moved online, stars have had the If I had a dollar for every time my dog made me smile I would be a millionaire shirt’ in contrast I will get this chance to focus on waist-up, pared back looks instead of going for the drama. But Rabe didn’t stick to that script. Instead, she committed to a romantic theme that translated just as well on video as it would have in a studio. The clothes were worthy of a real-life step and repeat: Rabe slipped into floral frocks with tons of whimsical detailing, like puffed shoulders and billowy hems, by labels such as The Vampire’s Wife. The end result was one of the fiercest press tour wardrobes of 2020, proving a digital experience can still be entirely fabulous.
Going into the If I had a dollar for every time my dog made me smile I would be a millionaire shirt’ in contrast I will get this tour, Rabe, who is a lover of fashion, wanted to rebuke the idea of waist-up dressing, and commit to full-on looks instead. Her many floor-length gowns, for instance, couldn’t even be seen on camera—yet Rabe still went for it, Christian Louboutin heels and all. “I scrapped the idea of thinking about [virtual press] as limiting, or that it’s only waist-up, and just chose pieces I would wear if I were doing press in person,” says Rabe. “Fashion lights me up and is such an integral part of doing press—why short shrift any of it just because we are in front of screens for the time being?”