Because attention must be paid, darlings.
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We’ve loved Kelly Marie Tran’s high-fashion commitment to the promotional work for Raya and the Last Dragon. She’s riding a Disney PR train with the smooth proficiency of someone who’s been onboard that particular line before and has the know-how to use it to her advantage this time. By coming out in such declarative, unorthodox looks so consistently while the Disney-supplied spotlight is on her, she’s doing a remarkably wonderful job of staking her claim as a movie star after the tumultuous and painful time she went through during her Star Wars work. Her last couple of looks were not entirely to our tastes, although we appreciated that she was spotlighting Asian design brands and taking risks in order to stand out.
This, we LOVE.
There have been PLENTY of mish-mashed tartan dresses in semi-recent high fashion, so we wouldn’t say this is the most original design in the world, but we love the drama of the bit around the neck and bust, which gives a semi-classic semi-punk style a bit of haute couture drama to it. The belts are great and we’re even okay with the handkerchief hem (which is a thing we’re only semi-okay with half the time). We do think a black pump, while serviceable and appropriate, wasn’t perhaps the most dramatic choice for such a dramatic dress. We’d have liked a boot.
– Monse Plaid Strapless from the Fall 2020 Collection
– Christian Louboutin Black Pump
Styled by Wayman + Micah | Hair by Derek Yuen | Makeup by Hinako
[Photo Credit: Derek Yuen/Instagram, Wayman + Micah/Instagram, monse.com]