Of course, a movie premiere is a chance for celebrities to advertise their work, but in some cases, the red carpet also offers a great platform to convey the tone of the movie or to make reference to the character they have been portraying for the past few months. The literal dressing is not fancy dress, so it can be challenging to master, but it is a great way to be playful and have fun with fashion.
Here are some celebrities that took the challenge of dressing up the part and still looked fabulous.
Kravitz has been having a lot of fun with her tour wardrobe, drawing inspiration from her role as Catwoman in The Batman. Our favorite outfit is this custom Oscar de la Renta gown with a laced-up bodice and cat silhouettes that she wore to the New York premiere.
Zendaya for ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’
Zendaya made references to the film several times while on the Spider-Man: No Way Home tour, but none more so than when she attended the Los Angeles premiere in a Valentino gown with a superhero mask and a spiderweb motif.
Jenna Ortega for Wednesday Premier
Inspired by her gothic character Wednesday, Jenna Ortega showed up on the Netflix show premiere in a goth bride-inspired look from the Versace fall collection.
Lupita Nyong’o for ‘Us’
Many of the references in Lupita Nyong’o’s red carpet outfits while promoting the movie was obvious to anyone who has seen Jordan Peele’s spooky thriller Us. The actress was influenced by her role at every turn, from sporting striking red contacts to making subtly humorous references to scissors and this incredibly spiky Balmain minidress.
Angelina Jolie for ‘Maleficent’
For the 2014 world premiere of Maleficent, Angelina Jolie adopted the demonic appearance of her villainous persona. The actress dressed in a black leather, strapless gown with spike bracelets to ape the look of the vengeful queen, but with a glamorous red carpet twist.