Look, there are times when it seems like the world may actually be a flaming train wreck, but we’re sitting here looking at a surprisingly stylish high-end red carpet event for Patrick Stewart’s new Jean-Luc Picard series, which means things can’t be all that bad, can they? In fact, we might suggest a remedy for those anxiety-ridden moments that pop up throughout the day. Let your new mantra of power and centering be “Patrick Stewart’s new Jean-Luc Picard series.” Granted, it may not have the same effect for the less nerdy among us, but it is undeniably a calming and powerful sentiment for all to express.
Also, this happened:
Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart
Little cartoon hearts are floating around our heads and gently popping, softly raining non-toxic, biodegradable glitter all around us, accompanied by a faint tinkling sound. Love is love, y’all.
Both of these Absolute Kings are spiffily dressed, but we have to tip our hat to the queen in the plaid coat and striped socks. Love them both, even if they do clash a bit with his ever-present scarf. Sir Pat is looking mighty fine, but those pants need hemming.
Acceptable, but boring – and not well-fitted. It seems the style brief for this crew was to keep things somewhat low-key elegant. It might make for some individual looks that come off dull, but that cast picture above fairly screams “PRESTIGE.” We just wish he’d nailed the details.
Jeri Ryan in Rita Vinieris
Case in point. No shade against a whole bunch of other Star Trek ladies – especially Sonequa Martin-Green, who’s no red carpet slouch – but this is an unusually high-end sort of red carpet look for a project like this. She looks great, but it’s sitting too low on her.
Sir, we don’t know you, but we salute your big-ass suit. Charles Melton wore a similar style the other day and we didn’t think it looked nearly as good. Some people are just suited for odd proportions and shapes.
Chic, elegant, vaguely Star-Trekian in an odd sort of way (like Vulcan formalwear) – and with comfy shoes – the latter of which we fully support but not with focus-pulling details like inexplicable monograms.
Jonathan Del Arco
The jacket’s a good start, but a plain white shirt and no tie is not the way to go with it.
Isa Briones in Ingie Paris
Girlfriend took her moment. It’s a fairly basic sort of red carpet gown in a lot of ways, but it stands out nicely and does the job for her. Our only issue is with the hair, which definitely needed some fixing before she stepped in front of cameras.
[Photo Credit: David Parry/Pa Images/Instarimages.com, Gary Mitchell/Ipa/Instarimages.com – Video Credit: CBS All Access via YouTube.com]