You guys, Andrea Riseborough is not fucking around. Normally we’d aim for a more witty and lyrical form of opening paragraph, but to be quite blunt about it – as if we haven’t been before now – there’s no more appropriate way to introduce these looks. Girlfriend just shot past almost everyone else in the high-fashion red carpetry sweepstakes. She’s doing Vogue covers out here.
Andrea Riseborough at the 2017 BFI London Film Festival in London, England in Ralph & Russo.
Now granted, this shit’s cray. But it’s also completely unlike anything you’d see an actress wear on a red carpet – and that includes the mighty Tilda and Cate. This isn’t chic so much as it’s eye-popping. And it really would look great in a fashion editorial.
In truth, the dress is pretty standard. It’s the high-impact hair and makeup, and of course those amazing thigh-high boots, that take this all somewhere Vogue-like. It doesn’t work, but we respect the hell out of it.
Andrea Riseborough at “The Death of Stalin” premiere in London, England in Schiaparelli Couture.
This, on the other hand, is pretty much flawless. Maybe the Twiggy styling is a skosh too literal and skirts right up to the line of cosplay, but it’s such a fabulous way to interpret that dress. And besides, if you can pull off Twiggy cosplay, wouldn’t you want to, at least every once in a while?
Having said that – and with full admission that we never were hair and makeup queens – doesn’t the first look call for a stronger lip color and the second look call for stronger brows? We appreciate the interesting makeup choices, but they don’t quite come together as well as they should.
First Look: Ralph & Russo Dress from the Fall 2017 Couture Collection | Fernando Jorge Rings | Balenciaga Boots
Second Look: Schiaparelli White Wool Dress Featuring a Sun of Midnight Silk Gauze and Tulle Embroidered with Glass Tubes from the Fall 2017 Couture Collection | Christian Louboutin Pumps
[Photo Credit: JOHN NACION/startraksphoto.com, INSTARImages, vogue.com, Courtesy of Ralph & Russo]