Angelina Jolie in Versace is a formula tried and true, but one that manages to appear fresh every time it makes an appearance on the red carpet. Such was the case earlier this week as the press tour for Marvel’s upcoming flick, Eternals, kicked off in sublime fashion, premiering at the 16th edition of the Rome Film Festival, and marking Jolie’s debut in the star-studded, super-powered cinematic universe. Walking the red carpet in a strapless gown crafted from Versace’s signature silver oroton, Jolie looked every inch the goddess-like character, Thena, she portrays in the film.
But it wasn’t just Jolie whose red carpet outfit that took Instagram by storm—the Eternals premiere, and indeed, the entirety of the film’s press tour, has seen British co-star Gemma Chan firmly cement her position as a sartorial name to watch. Though she is no stranger to style, first becoming a household name as the perennially chic Astrid Leong in Crazy Rich Asians, before appearing on the cover of British Vogue’s September issue this year, Chan’s looks have, well, been out of this world—if we do say so ourselves. It was emerging South Korean-born, London-based (and Central Saint Martins-educated) couturier Sohee Park that Chan chose for Rome’s crimson runway, wearing a custom velvet two-piece and headpiece featuring the designer’s signature Swarovski embellishments. At a following conference, Chan wore a white Valentino mini dress from the maison’s spring/summer ’22 runway, replete with a sheer cape and matching heels.
Earlier in the tour, Chan also chose a rosy Magda Butrym mini dress—though an angelic Louis Vuitton gown, worn to the film’s Los Angeles premiere, was a particular standout. With her feather-like cape and tiers of lace, Chan looked ready to take flight. For the London premiere of the film, Chan championed the region in a fully-embellished hooded crop top and skirt ensemble from Lebanese designer Zuhair Murad’s FW21 couture collection.
Other stars of the film, including Academy Award-winning director Chloé Zhao, Salma Hayek, and Kumail Nanjiani have also impressed on the red carpet circuit. A purple and gold sherwani on Nanjiani’s part, designed by Pakistani creative Umar Sayeed, was another highlight.
Above, discover the best red carpet fashion from the Eternals press tour.
Originally published on Vogue.com.au