Berlinale International Film Festival Style File: Salma Hayek in Alexander McQueen and Gucci

Posted on February 27, 2020

Mrs. Fashion steps out modeling the company’s latest wares.




Salma Hayek in Alexander McQueen at “The Roads Not Taken” Photocall

Well, it certainly is … designed. There certainly were some choices made.

The shape and style are fairly basic after years of prairie-inspired rufflery on the red carpets of the world. We don’t love it, but we would find it largely inoffensive if this whole frock wasn’t so overwrought. The striped sheer and the leather belt are enough, but that bodice looks almost like knitwear and at least a third of the ruffled tiers on this thing need to go. Also: the shoes are tacky. The jewelry’s gorgeous, though.



Salma Hayek in Gucci at “The Roads Not Taken” Premiere

What’s surprising here is not that she got Gucci to get away from it’s hyper-cray sensibilities and give her something relatively simple and kind of elegant (with a heavy touch of glam). She’s Mrs. Fashion, after all. She could get Gucci to make her a scrunchie if she wanted to. No, what’s surprising here is not that she got them to do it, but that she apparently wanted them to go this somewhat clean and underplayed route. That’s not like her at all, but we can’t say we mind. We do tend to think the design would be better served with a sleeve of some sort, even if it was just a cap sleeve.



Style Credits:
First Look: Alexandre McQueen Black Sheer Ruffle Dress with Belt Detailing from the Resort 2020 Collection
Second Look: Custom Gucci Embroidered Crystal-embellished Sleeveless Gown

Styled by Annabelle Harron | Hair by Jenda | Makeup by Ismael Blanco


[Photo Credit: Stoccy/Ddp/, Christopher Tamcke/Ddp/ – Video Credit: Bleecker Street via]

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