Nothing but queens and princesses bringing their A games all up in here.
Angelina Jolie in Atelier Versace
If CVS sold Angelina Jolie costumes in their Halloween aisle, they would look something like this. Cheaper, of course. Less well-made. But this is pretty much Angie drag with the dials turned up. It’s not a coincidence that it also happens to be flawless Maleficent drag because, like her co-star below, she embodies her role so perfectly and so naturally that their personal styles tend to overlap. And that’s always been the thing about her preternatural looks: she doesn’t need to do much to secure a ridiculously dramatic effect. A winged eye, a glittery, drapey black gown, a relatively demure amount of skin, and those cheekbones. It’s all she ever needs and it’s why she never bothers trying anything else. Call it Morticia or Maleficent or Sexy Elphaba, but when it comes to going witchy on the red carpet, nobody does it as well and as effortlessly as she does.
And speaking of actresses whose personal style and costume design tend to overlap…
Elle Fanning in Gucci
We’re always the first cranky bitches to say things like “When is she going to get away from X and try something new?” But Miss Elle is that rare ladystar whose red carpet style is so perfectly suited to her looks and this role in particular that we have yet to suggest that she’s outgrown the princess drag. It’s just too perfect for her. And for this red carpet, of course. To her credit, she and her team have always managed to take the essential Disney princess aesthetic and find modern, high-fashion versions of it. This mostly manages to avoid coming off like a costume to our eyes, except for the pricked finger and drops of blood motif. That’s a bit too on-the-nose for us. It’s a stunning gown, though.
Michelle Pfeiffer in Armani Privé
Unforch, as drop-dead gorgeous as this woman is, the design of her gown has let her down. The proportions and placement of the straps in combination with the thick, focus-pulling belt distorts her body shape from the front. Ditch the belt and the straps, fit that bust a little better, and we think this would look amazing.
– Custom Atelier Versace Asymmetric Dress Crafted from Draped Metal Mesh
– Cartier Jewelry
Styled by Jen Rade
Custom Gucci Gown with Floral Appliqués and Gloves
Styled by Samantha McMillen | Hair by Jenda | Makeup by Erin Ayanian Monroe
Custom Armani Privé Antique Rose Gown
[Photo Credit: Hahn Lionel/Abaca/Instarimages.com, Sara De Boer/Startraksphoto.com]