Ruth Negga Sells Widow’s Weeds like No One Else Can at the Santa Barbara Film Festival

Posted on February 06, 2017


We have a post in the pipeline later today wherein we whine and bitch about the heavy proliferation of plain black dresses on the red carpet lately. Many looks are featured to bolster our complaints.



But we left this one out.



Maybe it’s the fact that she’s selling it so beautifully – and with the perfect Mona Lisa smile on her face.



Maybe it’s because, while we’ve seen this kind of dress many times before, it somehow comes off like an interesting take on a standard; a black lace dress with a twist. It’s not, of course, but the very fact of her wearing it makes it seem so.

But to be honest, there’s only one reason for us to pull this funeral dress out of the pack of them that walked red carpets in the last 72 hours.


It’s because she’s serving up “Betty Boop, Merry Widow” and there’s no damn way in hell we’re not here for that. It’s not a great dress or a fresh dress, but Miss Ruth knows exactly how to make it sing for us.



Style Credits:
Dolce&Gabbana Black Lace Dress with Fringe Detail
Gemfields Jewelry

[Photo Credit: Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images]

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