Star Wars: The Force Awakens Press Tour, Part 1


JANELLE MONAE at the Los Angeles premiere
dress by Erevos Aether, purse by Anya Hindmarch, shoes by Giuseppe Zanotti




*You’re welcome.

Also, this is flawless.

LUPITA NYONG’O at the Los Angeles premiere
gown by Alexandre Vauthier


Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty

This gown. (My red carpet prediction for Elizabeth Banks.) This woman. (My fashion superhero.) Those earrings. (Can you die from the weight of giant-ass diamonds pulling down your earlobes? If so, Lupita is in trouble. But at least she’ll go out in style.)

LUPITA NYONG’O at the Mexico City photocall
dress by Roland Mouret


Photo: Carlos Tischler/Rex

It is almost unfair how spectacular she looks in this shade of blue.

LUPITA NYONG’O on Despierta America
jumpsuit by Christian Siriano


Photo: Gustavo Caballero/Getty

It’s not my favorite aesthetic, but if you’re going to borrow a jumpsuit from a clown, this is the one to borrow.

LUPITA NYONG’O at the Mexico City premiere
dress by Louis Vuitton

Star Wars Mexico City Premiere

Photo: Victor Chavez/Getty

A good dress that doesn’t even come close to fitting is not a good dress, Lupita.

DAISY RIDLEY at the Los Angeles premiere
dress by Chloé, shoes by Christian Louboutin


Photo: Jesse Grant/Getty

I would like to give a warm welcome to red carpet newbie Daisy Ridley, who I am already in love with based on this press tour. She can dress! She looks like Keira Knightley and Lady Mary from Downton Abbey had a baby! The world’s most English baby! Anyway, things I love about this: the polka dots, the wavy bob, the possibility that she’s wearing an ear cuff or maybe that’s just weird lighting.

DAISY RIDLEY at the Tokyo premiere
dress by Chanel


Photo: Jun Sato/WireImage

See what I mean? This outfit could look like a Project Runway challenge that requires the designers to make a dress out of cheap window blinds and toilet paper. But Daisy just looks sweet and effortlessly chic. And looking “effortless” in Chanel can take a lot of damn effort.

DAISY RIDLEY at the Urayasu, Japan press conference
dress by Mary Katrantzou, shoes by Christian Louboutin


Photo: Jun Sato/WireImage

If you’re very drunk, it looks like C-3PO is wearing this kicky Mary Katrantzou frock. So let’s all get very drunk. Also: SHOE GAME ON POINT.

DAISY RIDLEY on Good Morning America
dress by Roksanda


Photo: FameFlynet

I’ll take this in ten colors, please.

DAISY RIDLEY at the Force 4 Fashion event
dress by David Koma, shoes by Gianvito Rossi


Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty

Sorry, but I can’t unsee this:


DAISY RIDLEY at the Seoul press conference
suit by Christian Dior

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Press Conference In Seoul

Photo: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty

This is eight kinds of terrible, but for her first major press tour, Daisy is doing a magnificent job thusfar. I’ll allow her the occasional ill-advised, insanely-proportioned suit.

ELIZABETH BANKS at the Los Angeles premiere
gown by Elie Saab


Photo: Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic

A truly magnificent dress, though it’s a bit of a diva move to wear this to the premiere of a movie you’re not even in. I mean, that takes some brass ones. But Elizabeth puts her hands in those adorable pockets and flashes that brilliant smile, and you forget that this is kind of obnoxious and just love it. At least she was smart enough to go for low-key, faux-natural hair and makeup, otherwise I think this would qualify as what the kids are calling “thirsty.”

ZENDAYA COLEMAN at the Los Angeles premiere
sweater and skirt by Michael Kors


Photo: Sara De Boer/Startraks

Give me a tiny bit more coverage with the under skirt, and I’m wearing this to every holiday party for the rest of my life. This is casual red carpet realness at its peak.

JOHN BOYEGA at the Los Angeles premiere
tuxedo by Versace


Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty

YOU GO, WITH YOUR PURPLE TUXEDO. I mean, this is kind of terrible, but he’s saving it with the glove, because he rescues you from having to take the tux seriously. Also, that smile is melting my heart.

GWENDOLINE CHRISTIE at the Los Angeles premiere
gown by Oscar de la Renta


Photo: PA

Gwendoline Christie is so goddamned insanely gorgeous and poses with such intensity that she actually convinced me that I love this dress. Upon second viewing, it is clear that I love: 1) Brienne of Tarth, 2) the concept of Brienne of Tarth werqing the shit out of an Oscar de la Renta ball gown, 3) women who are six-foot-three, and 4) posing like you’re Beyoncé. This gown is actually quite terrible. But it can’t bring down Gwen. She’s fucking glowing.

SARAH HYLAND at the Los Angeles premiere
dress by Kaufmanfranco, shoes by Jimmy Choo


Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty

You look lost. Are you lost?

SOFIA VERGARA at the Los Angeles premiere
dress by Victoria Beckham, shoes by Charlotte Olympia


Photo: Jim Smeal/BEI/Shutterstock

Oh, look, the Kardashians adopted Sofia Vergara!

GINA RODRIGUEZ at the Los Angeles premiere
gown by Halston Heritage, purse by Rauwolf


Photo: Barry King/WireImage

Gina Rodriguez, your hair shines like you’re a Disney princess. You deserve better than this gown.

JAIME KING at the Los Angeles premiere
dress by Monse Maison, shoes by Brian Atwood


Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage


Is that train actually a sleeve?

Is that giant bow chained to her neck?


I have so many more questions. I will NEVER RUN OUT OF QUESTIONS.

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9 responses to Star Wars: The Force Awakens Press Tour, Part 1

  1. Daisy Ridley’s Tokyo Premiere outfit makes her look like she’s hiding small pillows under her dress. Which, I mean, I understand wanting to be extra comfy while you watch the movie for the hundred millionth time, but also OOF. But HOLY SHIT do I want the shoes she’s wearing at the press thing.

    Zendaya Coleman is the best. I want to send her back in time to when I was 19 so she can take me in as her charity best friend.

    I don’t understand why someone did that to Gwendolyn Christie, but thank god Brienne of Tarth can’t be held back by such travesties.

    • democracydiva – Author

      I used to not understand literally anything about Zendaya/her fashion choices, but at some point in the last year I did a full 180 and fell in love with her. She would make an AWESOME teen bestie.

      And seriously, BRIENNE CONVINCED ME I LIKED THAT HIDEOUS DRESS, SOLELY BASED ON HER FIERCENESS. It literally took me until my second draft of this post to be like, “wait, this is actually disgusting.”

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