Gwendoline Christie in Rick Owens at the world premiere of THE SANDMAN: IN or OUT?
You know, if Gwendoline Christie ever stepped out on a red carpet in something that wasn’t difficult and dramatic, we think we’d be very disappointed. Not that we’d tell her she should only dress one way forever, but there’s no denying that the woman can work out what most stars would find completely unachievable:
Drama. Effort. Unavoidable. Weird. Confusing. Sorry to sound like a Patsy Stone magazine editor for a second, but sometimes reducing your style rating to buzzwords really is the best way to convey what you’re looking at. We’ve never been Rick Owens’ biggest fans, but we’ve always appreciated his relentless effort to deliver the unexpected in his designs. And while we haven’t made it clear yet, we love how adventurous, declarative, and sometimes (but not necessarily nowadays) fashion-forward she can be in her style. The transition from sequins to denim is so expertly executed it almost feels like a magic trick. This dress demands that you look at it and accept it. Our only complaint is that the large half cape seems a little too difficult to work with in the real world. It looks better on the runway, but she only had to wear it for five minutes and walk a few hundred yards at most. It’s us, though. And you?
The big weird thing about Gwendoline Christie’s dress:
In The sand man, Gwendoline is delightfully courteous and polite in a completely hypocritical way as Lucifer Morningstar, the ruler of Hell. We have some issues with some of the creative decisions made with the character, but not with her casting. More on that tomorrow.
– Rick Owens Sequin dress from the Fall 2022 collection
– Solange Azagury-Partridge Jewelry
– Manolo Blahnik Shoes
Stylized by Jerry Stafford | Hair by Ryan Wood | Makeup by Daniel Salstrom
[Photo Credit: John Rainford/Cover Images, Doug Peters/PA Images/INSTARimag/Cover Images, MICHAEL SIMON/startraksphoto.com/Cover Images, Alain Gil Gonsalez/ABACA/INSTARimages.com]