RED CARPET SHOWDOWN OF THE WEEK: Gugu Mbatha-Raw vs. Tessa Thompson

Posted on March 02, 2018

It’s time, kittens! Time once again for you to make what we truly and sincerely hope is the hardest choice of your week: Which of the T Lo-selected entries is the best-dressed celebrity of the week? Or, if you want to take a bitchier perspective: Who has better taste, T or Lo?


Lo’s Pick: Gugu Mbatha-Raw at the 2018 BAFTA Awards in London in Vionnet.

Lo’s Defense: The past month has been full of beautiful, fabulous red carpet looks from a lot of ladies. I think it takes something really special to quietly stand out when so many other women are looking so fierce right now, but this is exactly the kind of look I like to see. It’s not subtle, but there’s something so elegant about it. Maybe it’s because she’s wearing it. She has amazing poise. But I adore way it combines a classic goddess gown with an unexpected burst of colors. 


T’s Pick: Tessa Thompson at the “A Wrinkle in Time” Los Angeles Premiere in London in Miu Miu.

T’s Defense: I agree that there’s been a TON of stunning red carpetry in the last month, ever since Black Panther opened, followed by the Oscars race heating up as it heads into its final stretch. I also agree that there’s something very appealing about “quietly chic” amidst all the fierceness. Tessa’s had a couple of uncharacteristic style stumbles this week, but this wasn’t one of them. She’s so well-suited to ’30s-inspired details like that little Peter Pan collar or the puffed short sleeves. Combined with the beading, the shocking pink lip and the totally sci-fi hair, it serves up something in total that’s beautiful, different, and perfectly suited to the wearer. That’s just good style, period. 


Boy, this is a tough one. We’re glad we’re not you!

Who won the red carpet showdown for the week of February 25th, 2018?

Gugu Mbatha-Raw in Vionnet
Tessa Thompson in Miu Miu
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Style Credits:
Gugu Mbatha-Raw: Vionnet One-Shoulder Gown with Multicolored Pleated Panels from the Spring 2018 Collection
Tessa Thompson: Custom Miu Miu Embellished Dress

[Photo Credit: INSTARImages]

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