The teenage star makes limping look good

By Alex Apatoff
Updated December 19, 2014 04:12 AM

Every girl knows a thing or two about suffering for beauty — whether it’s too-tall heels, a too-tight updo or a dress that requires serious Spanx. But Chloë Grace Moretz, 17, may have us all beat: She showed up to accept her PEOPLE Magazine Award for Next Generation Star without the crutches she sported earlier that day to support her knee sprain.

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“Usually in show business, they say, ‘Break a leg,’ ” she said as she took the mic. “For me, it’d be more befitting to say, ‘Sprain a knee,’ because I can barely walk right now. So, sorry for my graceful entrance!”

Even with a bum knee, Moretz was much more graceful (and better dressed) than we were when we were her age. And she seemed to recognize that, saying, “I’m only 17 years old and I feel like one of the luckiest 17-year-olds in the world right now.”

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Moretz — who made our 2014 Best Dressed List — didn’t disappoint in the style department. She sported a favored silhouette (a fit-and-flare mini with a schoolgirl collar) with a surprisingly bold red lip and loose waves. She gave a little edge to her retro look via some ear cuffs and a bold pearl dangler.

Hairstylist Gregory Russell shared the below snap of the star’s finished look, which he created using Oscar Blandi products. “We wanted to create a beautiful, effortless look to complement Chloë’s Dior dress,” he says. He did that by working the line’s Jasmine Oil Serum through damp hair, then spritzed with its Volumizing Spray and blew it out with a ceramic round brush and pinned up the top sections to let it cool to create volume. After 10 minutes, he deep-parted her hair, added waves with a flatiron and gave her a little extra gloss and shine with Oscar Blandi instant glossing serum — then “tucked one side behind her ear to show off her rad ear cuff.”

Stay tuned for more on her beauty look, and tell us: What kind of pain will you put up with for style? Let us know in the comments!

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–Alex Apatoff