Kristen dunst, actress
Grandmother: Melba Rupprecht, 80
If Dunst 19, is trying to cultivate an edgier image—in her last film, Crazy/Beautiful, she played a fast-living teen—her maternal grandmother isn’t helping her cause. “Kiki was a doll,” recalls Gramsbear Rupprecht. “You could take her anywhere and she behaved beautifully.” Dunst brought that same model comportment to the dinner table. “Ever since she was little, she wasn’t a big eater” says the Toluca Lake, Calif., retiree, a former real estate agent. “If you gave her a chocolate bar, she’d eat some of it and then she’d be done.” Which might explain how Dunst keeps her fashion-friendly figure. According to Rupprecht, the actress inherited her sense L-of style from her homemaker mom, Inez, 53, so she doesn’t need advice torn her grandmother: “Oh no, I never interfere. She can make her own decisions.” But if Dunst did ask for advice, here’s what she’d get:
CHLOE TOP AND PANTS
JAN. 21, 2001.
WARNER BROS./In Style GOLDEN GLOBES PARTY, L.A.
“I don’t care for clothes where you can see the bra. To me, that’s not class. The lights probably made it more sheer. If Kirsten knew it was that startling, she wouldn’t want to wear it. Kirsten’s not modest when it comes to clothes, but that outfit’s not classy.”
ASYMMETRICAL FLORAL TOP AND BLACK SLACKS
OCT. 11, 2000.
PREMIERE’S WOMEN IN HOLLYWOOD LUNCH, L.A.
“To tell you the truth, this doesn’t turn me on. The top doesn’t do it for me. But it’s good for the occasion and it I looks hip. I prefer skirts, they’re more feminine.”
CHANEL DRESS AND SHOES, VINTAGE BELT
JUNE 28, 2001.
CRAZY/BEAUTIFUL PREMIERE, L.A.
“This outfit is quite unique. It’s very pretty. I’m partial to eyelet material. When I was young, I wore a lot of eyelet. It was very popular.”
STEFANO GUERRERO HALTER DRESS
JUNE 2, 2001.
MTV MOVIE AWARDS, L.A.
“That fits for MTV. It’s a little bit provocative, but with class. I love the beret. They didn’t wear such things when I was young. I grew up in Minnesota and church was recreation. I don’t think they would have, appreciated me wearing something like that.”
Grandmother: Beulah Douglas, 76
Sisqó, a.k.a. Mark Andrews, 25, has always hogged the limelight. “He came out hollering and singing when he was born,” says his maternal grandmother, a custodian at a Baltimore-area elementary school near Sisqo’s Randallstown, Md., home (complete with an indoor pool where she lounges, left). “Mark had a sense of style real young because he knew he could be something. He was flashy then, just like he is now.” And that suits Grandma Douglas fine: “He’s just gorgeous.”
JONATHAN A. LOGAN JACKET AND PANTS
SEPT. 7, 2000.
MTV VIDIO MUSIC AWARDS, N.Y.C.
“Ooooh Lord, Mark! Showing the girls your stomach! I like the purple, though, and those tattoos give the girls something to look at. But please, pull your pants up, Mark. At least they’re not past his butt He’s being respectable.”
THREE-PIECE SUIT AND OVERSIZE SHIRT
SEPT. 2, 2000.
SOUL TRAIN LADY OF SOUL AWARDS, L.A.
“I do not like this one, Mark, don’t like that color red, and I don’t like the shirttails coming out. The sweatband is okay. Whatever makes him happy makes me happy. I love him. All the little girls love him. Even the old ladies coming into my school love him.”
SLEEVELESS SHIRT AND LONG SHORTS
MAY 14, 2001.
BET AWARDS MEDIA BRIEFING, BEVERLY HILLS
“I like this. He’s showing his good muscles. Show ’em, Mark! He looks cute and neat, like a boy corning home from school. This is more like what he wears at home. And just look at that muscle sticking up there on his arm!”
erika christensen, actress
Grandmothers: Evelyn Christensen, 73, and Jane Matz, 78
When Traffic‘s Christensen was 3 years old, she insisted on wearing “wild things like a plaid skirt and a polka-dot top,” says Gramma Matz (far right). “She was a strong-minded little sweetheart.” Now 19; the 5’6″ actress still knows what she wants—and that includes a few extra inches. “She has always wanted to be taller,” says Grandma Eyy, who, like Matz, lives in Seattle. “I’m 5’2″, and her other grandmother is even shorter!”
MARCH 24, 2001.
TRAFFIC PARTY, BEVERLY HILLS
Evelyn Christensen: “I know black is popular, but I would love to see this In a color. When I was that age I wanted to wear black too. It’s sophisticated.”
Matz: “It has an eye-catching neckline, but I don’t like the hemline. I prefer a straight line.”
EDUARDO LUCERO SHIRT AND PANTS
JAN. 18, 2001.
SNATCH PREMIERE, L.A.
Christensen: “The leather pants are fashionable, but the colors don’t do her justice. I’d take the ruffles off the sleeves and front and leave just a little around the neck.”
Matz: “I’m not into frills myself. But Erika can wear it, and she looks gorgeous in it.”
MARCH 25, 2001.
VANITY FAIR OSCAR PART, L.A.
Christensen: “This is very glamorous, it’s made of beautiful fabric, and it shows her beautiful legs she got from her mother.”
Matz: “I would have worn this when I was growing up. Erika has a beautiful bustline, so she can wear it. She’s very curvy.”
NOV. 19, 2000.
HOLLYWOOD REPORTER’S YOUNGSTAR AWARDS, L.A.
Christensen: “This is my favorite! She reminds me of Jean Harlow.”
Matz: “The dress enhances her figure. A woman is a woman and she should show it off.”
justin timberlake, singer
Grandmother: Sadie Bomar; 68
Even as a tyke, Justin Timberlake, 20, was clothes-conscious. “The kids would crawl around playing on the ground,” recalls Granny Bomar, a retired real estate agent who lives next door to Timberlake’s family in Millington, Tenn. “But not Justin. He couldnt stand to get dirty.” The ‘N Sync singer—whose hair earned him the childhood nickname “Woolly”—stilldoes. While Bomar may not always agree with her grandson’s fashion choices, his talent, she says, was never in question: “He was born to be a star.”
DENIM SHIRT BY D & G
APRIL 10, 2001.
BLOCKBUSTER AWARDS, L.A.
“I would say this is probably the least becoming to him. Denim is a trend with the younger generation. Things I don’t like, they like.” And the earring? “I don’t like it. I think earrings are for girls. It’s like ponytails. A I hope he never gets into that. I would think he had a complex.”
SKKIN LEATHER JACKET, HENRY DUARTE SHIRT, LORDS JEANS AND BYRLOS GLASSES
MARCH 10, 2001.
MTV ICON SHOW, L.A.
“This is one of my favorites. I think it looks really , He looks sharp. The word debonair comes to mind. This fits well, it looks rock and roll. It suits his personality.”
STROLLING IN MANHATTAN
“Justin likes to dress up, but he really prefers casual clothes. They’re comfortable. This is his favorite jacket, and he wears it a lot. Justin loves this jacket. His mom says, ‘I don’t know what he’s going to do when it wears out.”
DEC. 12, 2000.
SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR 2000 AWARDS, N.Y.C.
“He looks very nice in this suit. Most of his attire when he’s working has to be kind of casual. I like the formal look. I think for the music awards and things like that the band should dress up. I don’t think they should be funky-looking.”