Is Kristen Stewart's 'On The Road' Promo Tour The Longest EVER Because She's Chasing An Oscar Nomination? UPDATE

14 December 2012 by

UPDATE: Seeing as we've chronicled every. single. moment in Kristen Stewart's promotional tour for On The Road, we couldn't possibly let the star's latest appearances slip through our sartorial net. Yes, K-Stew's red carpet assault continues as she pulled on her glad rags for not one but TWO screenings of the film in New York. On Wednesday evening, she donned a sheer Catherine Malandrino dress topped off with Mossy-esque black heels and vampy red eyeshadow. The next night, she was back in another sheer number - this time featuring a saucy two-piece under a transparent overlay courtesy of our very own Erdem. We are loving those neon heels! So with Kristen cracking out hotter-and-hotter frocks, here's hoping this OTR marathon NEVER ends.

10 December 2012: Another weekend, another On The Road photo op. On Friday evening, Kristen Stewart joined Garrett Hedlund at Vanity Fair's screening of the film at Skywalker Ranch in San Francisco. As ever, K-Stew looked artfully dishevelled, teaming a grey BCBG blazer over a white T-shirt with black leather trousers from H&M and blood-red Louboutin heels to match a slick of lippy. We're loving the laid-back look but can't help feeling a slight sense of deja vu...

It all began back in May 2012 when a pre-scandal Kristen arrived at the Cannes Film Festival wearing a pair of lemon-coloured printed Balenciaga trousers to promote the film adaptation of Jack Kerouac's novel. That evening, she was on the red carpet to promote the movie alongside Kirsten Dunst and Tom Sturridge swathed in more Balenciaga - this time a printed maxi dress and trademark tousled waves. Critics who saw the film were excitedly chattering about Kristen's role as Marylou - sweaty dancing! Loads of nakedness! A threesome! Little did we know that seven - yes, SEVEN - months later, Kristen would still be, well, on the road for the very same film.

You see, the appearance at Cannes was followed by an appearance at the Toronto International Film Festival when Kristen looked fierce in a sheer embroidered frock by Zuhair Murad, remember? Next came the film's New York screening when Kristen wore black A.L.C trousers with a Balenciaga shirt. Then came the LA premiere when she flashed her abs in a Balenciaga jumpsuit - the last Balenciaga ensemble we've seen her in since Nicolas Ghesquière announced his departure from the French fashion house, FYI.

Oh, and did we mention there was another New York screening in November when the actress wore a leather A.L.C. dress? That was before she took to L.A in Stella McCartney and hit the Sundance Cinema screening in a Jason Wu number. Seriously, how much promotion does one film NEED?

As Kristen Stewart Promotes On The Road In San Francisco, We Have To Ask: Is This The Longest Promo Tour EVER?

Kristen with Garrett Hedlund and director Walter Salles

Along the way, we've watched a Hollywood scandal unfold alongside Kristen's On The Road appearances. Slap bang in the middle of the promo tour, those pictures surfaced of her kissing Rupert Sanders, which lead to a temporary split then reconciliation with Twilight dreamboat Robert Pattinson. Her style choices have given us an insight into her personal journey - from confident in Cannes to sullen in Toronto to most recently coming out fighting with lashings of punky leather.

This may go towards explaining why the promotional trail for this film has been so ruddy long. It was extended due to Kristen's affair the film's release date, which was postponed for several months and while the film landed in UK cinemas on 12th October, poor US fans have to wait until December 21st to see the silver screen adaptation. During these many months, the actors have tirelessly worked the circuit, building as much momentum as humanely possible for an under-the-radar film - and helpfully taking focus away from K-Stew's Hollywood scandal. 'I love talking about this movie and everyone involved and the book and everything I've been through since the start of it,' Kristen has said of the promo rounds. 'I would do anything to get the word out.' And boy, does she mean it!

According to The Huffington Post, the never-ending appearances may also have something to do with a little thing called Oscar buzz. 'The creative team behind the film wants the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to recognise Stewart for her role by nominating her for an Oscar for best supporting actress,' writes Michael Hogan. Well, you can't blame a girl for trying.

So whether she bags an Oscar nom or not, we say Kristen deserves to give the road-tripping a rest and put her feet up this Christmas. In the meantime, let's review her many OTR outfits in the gallery above...


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