Red Carpet: A Wrinkle in Time Premiere

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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 Coach

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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 Ochs

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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 Kors

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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 Constantine

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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 Versace

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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 Vionnet

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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 Constantine

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Angela killed it at the “Black Panther” premiere. This is such a letdown.

Janelle Monàe in Wolk Morais

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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 Osta 

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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 Miu

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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 Saab

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Issa Rae

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Yikes. Issa looks really excited to talk to you about the new cult she wants you to join.

Yvette Nicole Brown

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And Yvette looks even more excited to talk to you about essential oils and why she’s started composting.

Tracee Ellis Ross in Michael Kors

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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.

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