I remembered loving these books as a kid so I recently decided to pick up “A Wrinkle in Time” and re-read it before the movie comes out. It’s a funny little book, it somehow manages to feel dated yet very current at the same time. The language is simultaneously beautiful (and way more advanced than I remember) and old-fashioned (“Golly” seems to be the exclamation of choice). However, the essential elements of the importance of family, individuality, and intellectual independence remained just as relevant to a 29-year-old in 2018 as they were to a 10-year-old in 1998.
I’m cautiously excited about the movie. The cast is stacked and Ava is a visionary director, but the few reviews that have trickled out so far have been mixed. It’s not terribly surprising though – I kept thinking while re-reading that it feels rather un-filmable. Either way, the diversity woven into this film is wonderful, the premiere brought out some mega-watt celebrities, and most of then looked fabulous!
Storm Reid in custom CoachEmbed from Getty Images
Storm plays Meg, our heroine. She’s 14 years old and has developed a really interesting sense of style while doing the rounds for her breakout film. She attended Coach’s NYFW show earlier this month, so this custom two piece Coach design isn’t a total surprise pick, but it’s a disappointing one. Coach has roped a few young starlets (Selena Gomez most notably) into hawking their recent, and largely unsuccessful, forays into clothing. I’m bummed they snagged Storm for her big premiere, because this is a hodgepodge of ideas and fabrics and embellishments. It makes her look like a kid playing dress up, rather than the emerging style star she is.
Ava DuVernay in custom Cushnie et OchsEmbed from Getty Images
This is Ava’s first big-budget, kid-friendly movie, and I hope it’s a great success for her. This cut and color are stellar on her.
Reese Witherspoon in custom Michael KorsEmbed from Getty Images
My apologies to Reese for choosing a picture where she looks like her own wax figure, but this is really good! It’s a little more va-va-voom than she usually goes for and it’s paying off.
Mindy Kaling in custom Greta ConstantineEmbed from Getty Images
New mama Mindy Kaling looks FAB in what I just noticed is the 4th custom design in a row! I feel like she, Ava, and Reese texted each other before hand to agree that bright colors and asymmetrical necklines were the uniform for the night.
Oprah in Atelier VersaceEmbed from Getty Images
As a wearer of glasses, I bow down at Oprah’s skill in matching hers to both her dress AND her shoes. Brava, indeed.
Gugu Mbatha-Raw in VionnetEmbed from Getty Images
Quite a few folks picked up on the general space/galaxy/time/celestial themes. The interwoven rainbow pleats are clearly an ode to the “tesseracts” of the novel, symbolizing the…no wait, I just think they’re pretty.
Angela Bassett in Greta ConstantineEmbed from Getty Images
Angela killed it at the “Black Panther” premiere. This is such a letdown.
Janelle Monàe in Wolk MoraisEmbed from Getty Images
Janelle is such a mystery to me! What made her decide THIS was the moment to apply a burst of bright pink to her wardrobe, a color which, to the best of my research abilities, she has never worn before? It’s a welcome sight for sure, particularly after all the red carpet black we have been seeing.
Bellamy Young in Azzi and OstaEmbed from Getty Images
Bellamy is in the movie in a role that is being kept secret for some reason…? Even IMDB doesn’t list her character’s name which I have NEVER encountered before. This look is completely overwhelming on her. She’s just not carrying it.
Tessa Thompson in custom Miu MiuEmbed from Getty Images
I love this. The prim Peter Pan collar, the baby pink lip, the celestial Judith Leiber bag, all create an ethereal loveliness that’s a perfect fit for this premiere.
Rowan Blanchard in Elie SaabEmbed from Getty Images
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Issa RaeEmbed from Getty Images
Yikes. Issa looks really excited to talk to you about the new cult she wants you to join.
Yvette Nicole BrownEmbed from Getty Images
And Yvette looks even more excited to talk to you about essential oils and why she’s started composting.
Tracee Ellis Ross in Michael KorsEmbed from Getty Images
I adore this pattern, but the fit is off. The whole outfit feels bottom-heavy, like the boots and the ill-fitting bodice are dragging her otherwise charmig and perky self down.