Mamie Gummer Takes on the Classics

She calls Meryl Streep Mom, but in timeless classics with a twist — and a glimpse of skin — the actress cuts a figure that's distinctly her own.

April 20, 2011 1:48 PM
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Raising their family in Connecticut, Streep and her husband, sculptor Don Gummer, shielded their four children from the paparazzi-addled life of Hollywood. "We grew up outside of the fray," Gummer says.

Jacket, $2,890, Tom Ford.

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"I got wise to the fact that we were different when we got to cut the lines at Disney World," she says.

Jacket, $2,100, Pants, $890, Bottega Veneta.

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Jeans $200, Madewell; madewell.com.
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"It only became an issue when we were traveling and people would bother us all the time," Gummer recalls. "As a kid it's very invasive and not always fun. I'll grant Disney World was awesome, but just trying to have dinner at a restaurant? Not so much."

Top, $380, Limi Feu; Skirt, price upon request, Balmain; Wallet Chain (worn on skirt), $1,250, Hoorsenbuhs.

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Gummer's first love is the theater. It was on stage that she met fiancé Benjamin Walker, star of last year's hit Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (both off- and on Broadway), and it's there that she'll always feel at home.

Coat, $2,695, Michael Kors.

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While she admits to being seduced by the sunny hills of L.A., "All I really want to do is plays — and that's a New York thing."

Sweater, $745, Maison Martin Margiela; Jeans, $330, Isabel Marant Etoile.

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If her latest role as Dr. Mina Minard on ABC's jungle medical drama Off the Map hasn't quite made her a household name, she's perfectly happy with that. "That's never been my goal," she states.

Jacket, $1,073, Dries Van Noten.

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Shoes $149, RACHEL Rachel Roy; rachelroy.com.
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Gummer is now facing the common fear of daughters everywhere: turning into her mother. "It's already happening," she says. "You catch yourself saying something in a certain way, and you recognize it immediately."

Tank, $360, Balmain; Pants, $785, Maison Martin Margiela; Ring, $125, Kora.

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"Our parents have by far the greatest influence on shaping who we are and how we deal with the world."

Jacket, price upon request, Leggings, $2,250, Balmain.

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Clutch $179, Club Monaco; (212) 459-9863.