We’re in a New Age here, people. An age that has T Lo questioning their very principles of red carpet commentary. We’ve always maintained that red carpet coverage should be restricted to entertainers only, since they’ve always had more options for high fashion at zero cost and because their jobs were partially dependent on their ability to promote themselves visually. When it came to directors, we always skipped past any discussion of their outfits, even if their outfits were decent and up to the standards of the venue. But there’s a new generation of women directors who are seriously serious about their red carpetry. Some of them, like Olivia Wilde and Elizabeth Banks are longstanding movie stars who’ve crossed over into directing. Greta Gerwig is a film actress with a longstanding Indie Princess style, but she’s really embraced the high fashion looks since her Oscar nomination for Lady Bird. Ava DuVernay has always used fashion in a manner more akin to a movie star than a high-powered director. It’s no surprise at all that two of the most interesting looks at the LACMA Gala came from these two red-hot directors at the top of their respective games.
LOVE the pleating, the metallic, and the angel wing sleeves. We could’ve done without the trailing hem, but we’re enjoying all the shine and texture too much to linger on that one element. She looks amazing.
We won’t lie, this one’s quite a bit harder to take. It looks like something you’d see strewn across a tablescape in Anthropologie. But despite the oddness of it and that wildly irregular hem, which is causing eyelid twitches in us, we have to admit the style sort of suits her. Even if the elements don’t quite come together in the best way for her. If nothing else, it’s one strong-as-hell look, which just may be the best way for a celebrity female director to approach the red carpet. Be strong, bold and unforgettable.
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