Please Take a Moment of Silence to Admire Natalie Portman’s Flower Crown

It was created with fresh peonies and mini red roses.

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Natalie Portman never, ever disappoints on a red carpet—and last night’s look was no exception. The 41-year-old actress showed up to the London premiere of Thor: Love and Thunder in a simply stunning Christian Dior red mini dress. But it was her beauty look that elevated the entire ensemble. 

Her longtime hairstylist Mara Roszak used a combination of fresh peonies, mini red roses, and buttercups to create an insanely gorgeous flower crown to sit on top of the actress’ braided bun. "I wanted the look to be quite large and bold. I was inspired by Freida Kahlo and 18th century paintings," Roszak told Marie Claire. To achieve the look, she "pulled the hair back into a bun shape and created two long braids." The Wella Professionals EIMI Pearl Styler Styling Gel was key for tucked in and smoothed ends, and the  Wella Professionals EIMI Glam Mist Shine Spray was essential for shine. 

Add a smoky eye and vibrant red lipstick to the mix (all Dior, obviously), and Portman looked flawless. Not a hair out of place, not an eyelash uncurled, not a rogue eyebrow in sight, not a smudge to be seen—flawless. Given the *perfection* of it all, the Academy Award winner took to Instagram to give out shout to her amazing glam team. 

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“Thank you to my amazing team for bringing this look to life at the UK premiere!! @thorofficial,” she captioned her Instagram post, tagging Roszak, makeup artist Lisa Storey, and stylist Ryan Hastings.

With such attention-grabbing glam, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that social media users wasted no time expressing their obsession. Some even took the chance to point out that the whole look oozed Black Swan vibes. “It’s giving Black Swan for me and I love that,” one user commented on Roszak’s Instagram post. “Literally looks like a painting,” another person said.

While the Black Swan of it all may not have been intentional, Portman did make a very overt nod to another fan favorite movie with her wardrobe earlier in the day. For the Thor junket, Portman and co-star Tessa Thompson channeled Cher Horowitz and Dionne Davenport from Clueless. The Israeli actress, for her part, wore a yellow plaid suit reminiscent of the Dolce & Gabbana two-piece set Alicia Silverstone wore in the 1995 movie. Thompson looked equally as gorgeous in a black skirt, vest, and white button down. 

Samantha Holender
Beauty Editor

Samantha Holender is the Beauty Editor at Marie Claire, where she reports on the best new launches, dives into the science behind skincare, and keeps up with the latest trends in the beauty space. She has previously written for Us Weekly, Popsugar,,, and Philadelphia Wedding. Follow her on Instagram @samholender.