Celebrities Dressing Up As Their Reel Characters For Movie Promotions? We Can Get Behind That

Dressing like their character

If you spend your precious time doomscrolling on the gram (just like me), chances are, that you’ve been looped into the circle of following every darn celebrity look on the red carpet, all thanks to the oh so efficient algorithm of the platform. Putting my penchant for Instagram stalking to use, I noticed countless instances where these A-listers dressing like their character in the movie, their outfits almost like an extension of the overall theme. From Angelina Jolie to Alia Bhatt and Zendaya (of course), I’m really digging this new trend of celebs adopting their on-screen persona and translating them into their red carpet looks.

Let’s have a look at a few of my favorites:

Angelina Jolie For Eternals

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Starring in the celebrity-packed line-up of Eternals as a warrior, Angelina was elegance personified. Seen carrying the subtle traits of her metallic bodysuit, her red carpet looks paid homage to her memorable character Thena, making this an epic dressing like their character moment. The Versace number brought to perfection by stylist Jason Bolden did ample justice with the form-fitting bodice and strategic waist cinching. Mesmerized is the word.

Alia Bhatt For Gangubai Kathiawadi

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To promote Gangubai Kathiawadi, celebrity stylist Ami Patel found a simple formula that sticks- crisp white sarees and minimal makeup. Alia was seen flaunting the Indian drape for numerous promotional shoots and the audiences have definitely connected to her role seeing the movie’s domination at the box office.

Zendaya For Dune

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Folks, it’s been 5 months since the release of Dune, and the fashion world is still reeling from its after-effects. The sci-fi theme ran congruent to Z’s premiere outfits with due credits to this Rick Owens masterpiece of a gown. The asymmetry surely did transport me to Arrakis and I think I’ll be staying there for long until I bump into Timothée Chalamet. Probably wearing something that screams that it is in vogue to be dressing like their character.

Anya Taylor-Joy For Emma

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Portraying Emma in Jane Austen’s film adaption by the same name definitely struck a chord with us period drama admirers and literature geeks alike. For the movie’s premiere, Anya donned a vintage Bob Mackie creation that seemingly took cues from the regency era during its design development. With the puffed hairdo and the coordinating choker, it’s a big yay.

Zendaya For Spiderman: No Way Home

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I can bet that seeing Zendaya’s name twice on this list isn’t even a bit surprising. Embodying the spirit of the spider verse was this oversized double-breasted blazer by McQueen and the sheer black bedazzled long boots. The nude deep-neck gown is an offering by Valentino and its resplendence and embroidered intricacies are proof enough to justify the same.

Zoë Kravitz For Batman

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The parade of feline lewks debuted by Kravitz at Batman’s premiere in France, LA and New York is a gift that keeps on giving. Reminiscent of her character’s proclivities to dress up in all black catsuits, the red carpet serves gravitated towards a more glam approach with YSL serving as a front runner. The mane cooperated as well, very well rather.

Scarlett Johansson For Avengers: Endgame

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If you have zero clue as to who Thanos is, the next sentence may sound gibberish to you. Scar Jo took the liberty to shake things up and wore hand jewellery modelled on the villain Thanos’ gauntlet. The six infinity stones were masterfully encrusted upside down so as to resemble the ruggedness of the original gauntlet. It was custom made by Sonia Boyajian- on request of her now-husband Colin Jost. As a surprise gift. Cute.

- Digital Fashion Writer


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