Dakota Johnson’s Suspiria Premiere Dress Is Stressing Me Out

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Dakota Johnson’s Suspiria Premiere Dress Is Stressing Me Out
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Dakota Johnson wore this costume to the Amazon Studio premiere of Suspiria in Hollywood Wednesday night. I do not like it.

The gown, with its bell sleeves, plunging neckline and short skirt, is attempting to say: I’m exquisite and poised, but I’m also here to have enjoyable. Good, in concept. But anything else about the gown feels completely wrong to me: Very first, the shade, which is that of an artificially enhanced cherry. I know a deep, ruddish pink is a motif in the motion picture, but it is as well brash in this iteration, even with an orange-y blush. (Shout out to orange-y blush while, which I like.)

Next, the cloth alone, which is sequined. Is the shiny but rumpled texture meant to tell me you’re obtaining enjoyable? Mainly because it doesn’t, truly it is also muddled blended with the reduce and the coloration and the draping of the gown. It’s like, you have a dress that can make you glance like a disco ball, but then it’s also firetruck crimson.

The dress is Celine by Hedi Slimane, from the Spring 2019 assortment. But in fact, I have a tricky time imagining how one particular would don this gown in the spring, which is a time of beginning and renewal and bouquets and lightness. I have a tough time picturing how 1 would put on it everywhere, apart from to the premiere of a film that, at minimum based mostly on the trailers, preferred to emphasize time period blood as a theme (and received in difficulties for jacking the design made use of by a famed feminist artist in her bloody and violent perform).

A push release despatched by Celine reported that the fashion home is “very pleased” to see Johnson in the costume. But I am not really delighted at all. Fairly the reverse, in reality. Johnson looked great in a slightly far more toned-down crimson at the Venice Film Festival, and in metallics at the U.K. Suspiria premiere. Listed here at dwelling, she took a danger, which I admire, but I consider in the long term she should stick to this extra subdued palette, which incredibly performs for her.

Somewhere else, Tilda Swinton wore vibrant pink, wide-legged pants and a button-up sweater, as Swinton is wont to do.

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