It’s the two most eye-popping looks of the week and the interesting thing is, one is entirely about the makeup and the other one is entirely about the dress.
T’s Defense: I STAN FOREVER. Admittedly, the dress is only okay. It’s nice enough, but the entire point of it is that it’s red and sparkly so it plays nicely with her Glam/Horror Chic thing. I also love that she’s indulging in the growing trend of ladystars dressing more for impact than to make you feel comfortable by looking conventionally pretty. And finally, I love that she’s doing the same thing she did when she was promoting Star Wars: The Force Awakens, using the genre tropes and styles normally not considered available to black actresses and repurposing them in fabulous new ways. Behold your new Scream Queen.
Lo’s Defense: X I do wish she had done a little more with the styling in order to meet the demands of such a stunning dress, but in the end, I can’t do anything but applaud the choice to wear it. It’s gorgeous, it’s perfect for a Disney film because it has a totally fantasy and slightly animated vibe to it, and I hope more actresses opt to wear a Van Herpen on the red carpet one they see how great it can look.
All Face vs. All Dress! Which one’s it gonna be, kittens?
Lupita Nyong’o: Attico ‘Allover’ Sequin Robe Dress from the Fall 2018 Collection | Le Vian Ring | Djula Ring | Yvan Tufenkjian Earrings | Aquazzura Purist Sandal 105 in Soft Gold |
Styled by Micaela Erlanger | Hair by Vernon François | Makeup by Nick Barose
Eva Green: Iris Van Herpen Dress from the Spring 2019 Couture Collection | Bulgari Jewelry
Styled by Leslie Fremar | Hair by Adir Abergel | Makeup by Kate Lee
[Photo Credit: INSTARImages]