Style File: Cynthia Erivo in Prabal Gurung and Atelier Versace

Posted on February 25, 2020

With the Oscars in her rearview mirror and most of the rest of the nominees and winners hibernating at the moment, Cynthia Erivo continues serving it up on the red carpet. For which we are thankful, but still judgmental. We are large. We contain multitudes. Of judgy people.


Cynthia Erivo in Prabal Gurung at the NAACP Image Awards

And right out of the gate, it’s NOs all around. Don’t love the bustline, the colors, the shape, and especially the giant bag of flowers inexplicably hanging off her. The whole dress looks like nothing more than a series of bad design choices. The jewelry’s nice at least.



Cynthia Erivo in Atelier Versace at the American Black Film Festival

There is such a SERIOUS issue with the mismatch of the lining that it ruins what would otherwise have been a pretty spectacular look for her. Are we off-base here? Does that not look like “nude” lining for a white, or at least much paler wearer? If you’re going to leave the legs completely unlined, then it makes sense to see the entire dress as a nude illusion. If you don’t see the dress that way, fine. Line it in any color you want, but extend it to the floor if you’re going to do that. This just leaves an odd and hard-to-ignore effect that kills the whole look dead.




Style Credits:
First Look: Prabal Gurung Strapless Dress with Floral Appliqué Detailing from the Fall 2020 Collection | Roberto Coin Jewelry | Jimmy Choo Shoes
Second Look: Atelier Versace Embellished Cutout Dress from the Fall 2019 Collection | Piaget Jewelry

Styled by Jason Bolden | Hair by Coree Moreno | Makeup by Terrell Mullin


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