Cailee Spaeny covers The Sunday Times Style December 17th, 2023 by Tom Schirmacher

Cailee Spaeny covers The Sunday Times Style December 17th, 2023 by Tom Schirmacher

Cailee Spaeny, star of "Priscilla," graces the December 17th, 2023 issue of Sunday Times Style. Styled by Ryan Young, she dons luxury brands and reflects on her unique career path, her role in Coppola's film and her relationship with co-star Jacob Elordi. Spaeny's thoughtful approach to fame and her love of vintage fashion shine through.
December 20, 2023
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Priscilla” actress Cailee Spaeny shows off her fashion skills in the December 17, 2023 issue of The Sunday Times Style. Captured by the lens of photographer Tom Schirmacher, Spaeny presents a striking image in a Dsquared2 shirt with a Meryll Rogge skirt.

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The cover story, styled by Ryan Young, features the American singer and actress in a variety of ensembles from high-end brands including Skims, Maison Margiela, Comme Si, adidas and Miu Miu. Ward Stegerhoek’s hairstyling complements her looks, while Francelle Daly’s make-up artistry adds a touch of elegance. Props styled by Maria Santana.

Cailee Spaeny covers The Sunday Times Style December 17th, 2023 by Tom Schirmacher

Cailee Spaeny, the 25-year-old actress who stars in Sofia Coppola’s latest film, “Priscilla.’’ The elegiac film chronicles the poignant love story of Elvis and Priscilla Presley, with Spaeny portraying the latter. Her performance has already garnered critical acclaim and won her the prestigious Volpi Cup for Best Actress at the 80th Venice International Film Festival.

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As unique as it was serendipitous, Spaeny’s path to the role was unique. She credits Kirsten Dunst, her co-star in the upcoming “Civil War,” with recommending her to Coppola. Their connection led to direct casting by Coppola, bypassing the traditional audition process. Spaeny recalls the overwhelming emotion of getting the part, a moment marked by tears and hugs with Dunst.

In preparation for the role, Spaeny immersed herself in the life of Priscilla Presley, drawing inspiration from Presley’s 1985 book, “Elvis and Me“. Her commitment to authenticity was fueled by direct interactions with Priscilla Presley, who advised her to always portray the love that defined her relationship with Elvis, despite their challenges.

Cailee Spaeny covers The Sunday Times Style December 17th, 2023 by Tom Schirmacher

Raised in a Baptist family in Springfield, Missouri, she shares similarities with Presley, from their shy demeanor to their “old soul” personalities. Spaeny’s path to Hollywood was marked by determination and a variety of talents, from juggling to singing.

Her co-star in “Priscilla,” Jacob Elordi, has become a close friend and confidant. Spaeny speaks highly of Elordi, praising his solid character and dedication to his family and craft. Their bond, forged during filming, has provided mutual support in navigating the pressures of Hollywood.

Cailee Spaeny covers The Sunday Times Style December 17th, 2023 by Tom Schirmacher

Spaeny’s approach to fame is thoughtful and introspective. She constantly evaluates her public persona, striving to balance authenticity with an air of mystery reminiscent of classic Hollywood stars. Her red carpet style choices, often a nod to the 1960s, reflect this blend of modern candor and timeless elegance.

Off-screen, Spaeny’s love of vintage fashion is evident. She loves to explore different vintage shops, constantly evolving her style to match her mood or the “character” she feels like embodying that day.

Read more: Valentino creates exclusive wardrobe for Jacob Elordi, who channels Elvis Presley in ”Priscilla”

Cailee Spaeny covers The Sunday Times Style December 17th, 2023 by Tom Schirmacher
Cailee Spaeny covers The Sunday Times Style December 17th, 2023 by Tom Schirmacher
Cailee Spaeny covers The Sunday Times Style December 17th, 2023 by Tom Schirmacher
Cailee Spaeny covers The Sunday Times Style December 17th, 2023 by Tom Schirmacher