Tessa Thompson brought quiet drama to the Creed III London premiere red carpet and also inadvertently illustrated the problem with trying to do anything quietly on a premiere red carpet.
The shoes are gorgeous. We don’t blame her for trying to show them off, but the effort is a little awkward and it sort of speaks to the problem of choosing a dress like this for the red carpet. We think this has a gorgeous minimalist quality that lends the look a sense of restrained chicness. We also think “restrained chicness” shouldn’t really be attempted on most red carpets because that phrase is rarely used in concert with the word “photogenic,” and that word should always be your primary consideration for this setting. It doesn’t help that her team chose to dial the styling way back. We can understand why she didn’t go for the hat in the runway look, but even we, who are plenty tired of looking at leather opera gloves paired with everything, can tell that this dress loses a lot when you take them away. We also tend to think she needed a killer pendant and a hairstyle with a bit more oomph to it. This would look great in a Vogue editorial styled as it is here, but it just looks like a bedsheet on a red carpet. Her makeup is very pretty, though.
– Robert Wun Strapless Silk Taffeta Gown from the Spring 2023 Couture Collection
– Garrard Jewelry
– Mizuki Jewelry
– Roger Vivier Flower Strass Buckle Platform Sandals in Fabrics
Styled by Wayman + Micah | Hair by Lacy Redway | Makeup by Alex Babsky
[Photo Credit: Abaca Press/INSTARimages, PA Images/INSTARimages.com/Cover Images, robertwun.com, rogervivier.com]
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