Alden Ehrenreich, Donald Glover, Emila Clarke and Paul Bettany Take the “Solo” Poledance to NY

Posted on May 22, 2018

With their Cannes promo blast out of the way, this funky cast can get down to some good old-fashioned AMERICAN poledancing. Although frankly, any time they step out without Thandie Newton, the fabulous factor goes way down.


Alden Ehrenreich, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover and Paul Bettany at SiriusXM Studios in New York City

They look like four randoms in a Starbucks line.



We’re sad. This is sad. Is everyone as sad as we are looking at this? This poor boy is not being done right and/or he’s not listening to the people who are trying to do right by him. There’s no shame in needing to rely on good grooming and well-fitted, well-presented style choices in order to make an impression, mister. We can’t all be Brad Pitt.



No criticisms here. This is cute. We wouldn’t have rec’d the white pumps at all, but it’s not worth getting upset over when her co-star looks like he rolled out of bed 20 minutes ago.



This is great. We’re not a hundred percent on the white t-shirt, but this is a fine, stylish way for him to work the ’70s soul thing he’s been hitting so hard lately. We just wish the jacket wasn’t so blocky in cut. Something a little slimmer would balance the look better.


OKAY FINE IT’S A RADIO APPEARANCE BUT STILL. We get that no one should truly be expected to show up dressed to the nines for an appearance like this, but surely everyone understood there would be at least a few photos taken, right? And that wearing your gardening shoes for them would be considered just a little disappointing to some more judgmental types out there?



Your lattes will be right up, guys.


Donald Glover, Emilia Clarke, Alden Ehrenreich and Paul Bettany at the “Solo: A Star Wars Story” Screening in New York City

At least they clean up well. Some of them, anyway. It is interesting to us how much the cast is hitting a seventies sort of vibe in their dressing.


We can’t really say we love the sweater. It’s short-waisted with a ribbed waist band and a v-neck; a combination that does not appeal to us in the slightest. The suit and shoes are great, though. We don’t love his penchant for tone-on-tone earth tones so much, though. It tends to get played out very quickly and starts to look monotonous. Still, this is a strong look that mostly plays to his strengths.


This is more 1982 than 1978, but it still feels like something someone would’ve worn to the original trilogy premieres. We love the textile and the style of the design, but it all gets a little too complicated around her waist. And the shoe color doesn’t make any sense to us at all. Still, she’s got a knack for the ’80s.


This is better than a lot of what we’ve seen from him lately. It’s not great, and we could sit here for a while running down the various ways it could be improved, but we’ll just say it’s closer to the direction he should be going and it’s a better effort overall. More of this, please.

Were ties forbidden on this poledance or something?


Serving up Michael Caine circa 1980 realness, which suits him surprisingly well. It’s a bit of a low-effort look coming from him, but we suppose if he looked too polished, he’d stand out like a sore thumb next to the other guys.


We get it. You want to make people believe some of these people are the natural heirs to Billy Dee Williams and Harrison Ford, so you figure a little hairy-chested, era-specific styling will subtly drive that point home. It’s clever in its own way but we don’t think the results necessarily speak for themselves in every case. Glover can work this look when it’s done right, Ehrenreich, only rarely.



Style Credits:
Emilia Clarke’s Second Look: Alessandra Rich Dress | Christian Louboutin Shoes

Styled by Petra Flannery | Makeup by Kate Lee | Hair by Jenny Cho

[Photo Credit: INSTARImages]

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