Cynthia Erivo and Dakota Johnson at the “Bad Times at the El Royale” New York Screening

Posted on October 01, 2018

As always, Miss Cynthia did not come to this red carpet to play. As for Miss Dakota, perhaps sensing that it’s best not to wrestle for the spotlight with a gal who knows how to keep it on her, went a somewhat surprisingly low-key route.


Also, we’re waiting to hear if there’s some sort of “covered in dots” motif to the film that would explain their choices here.


Cynthia Erivo in Paolo Sebastian Couture

As with so many of her looks, it tends to work because the hair and makeup turn it onto something unexpected. The dress is pretty but it might have come off quite a bit more generic than it appears here if someone else was wearing it. And to be just a little critical, we’d like it a bit more if the bodice and skirt matched. But you add that shock of hair and a bright red lip and a pretty, if unremarkable, gown suddenly pops with personality.


Dakota Johnson in Ganni

It’s cute and has a sweetly retro, sort of Catherine Deneuve vibe that looks great on her. She tends to go for quite a bit more drama than this and we’ve always said it was something she needed to stand out. But this look has enough personality to keep her from receding into the background. It’s not the best red carpet style for her but it makes a nice contrast to Cynthia’s take. Hate the neckline, though.

Style Credits:
Cynthia Erivo: Paolo Sebastian Couture Dress from the Spring 2018 Collection | Messika Jewelry | Valani Atelier Jewelry | De Beers Jewelry | Sophia Webster Shoes
Styled by Sarah Slutsky | Makeup by Joanna Simkin | Hair by Coree Moreno

Dakota Johnson: Ganni Dress from the Fall 2018 Collection | Mizuki Earrings
Styled by Kate Young | Makeup by Maki Ryoke | Hair by Mark Townsend

[Photo Credit: INSTARImages]

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