When it comes to red carpet outfits, it’s all in the details… details celebrities use to pay tribute to their film, onscreen character, or even one of their co-stars while going in for a premiere.
From Zendaya’s numerous outfit nods to Spider-Man to Scarlett Johansson’s jewelry selection at the Avengers: Endgame world premiere, here are some stars who not only stuck to the assignment but nailed it while promoting their projects.
Zendaya’s Spiderweb Dress During A Spider-Man Press Tour
When it comes to red carpet appearances, Zendaya always looks flawless. And one of her press tour outfits proved no different. The Mary Jane actress decided to don a Spidey-inspired outfit of her own.
During the tour, she wore a webbed Valentino gown paired with none other than her very own superhero mask.
Scarlett Johansson’s Gaunlet-Inspired Rings For Endgame
Avengers star Scarlett Johansson decided to channel her inner villain at the world premiere of Endgame. Of course, the Black Widow’s Thanos tribute was done in the best way possible.
Johansson walked on the carpet sporting a gauntlet-inspired ring arrangement, complete with colored gems representing each infinity stone. The arrangement was designed by Sonia Boyajian and given to Johansson as a gift from her husband.
Carrie-Anne Moss’ Matrix Dress
Carrie-Anne Moss wasn’t messing around when she talked with designer Oscar de la Renta about a Matrix-inspired dress for the Matrix Resurrections premiere. The black dress might look simple at first, but looking closely, people will see green stitching that resembles the iconic digital computer code used in the films.
For those eagle-eyed fashionistas out there, the “code” actually says Oscar de la Renta!
Lupita Nyong’o’s Horror-Inspired Outfit For Us
While promoting the horror movie Us, actress Lupita Nyong’o pulled out all of the stops.
On the carpet at the New York premiere, Nyong’o sported not only a spike-filled outfit but also one particular accessory that paid homage to her character in the film — a ring adorned with a pair of scissors!
Zoë Kravitz’s Nod To Catwoman
During the 2022 New York premiere of The Batman, actress Zoë Kravitz held nothing back when it came to promoting her onscreen character, Selina Kyle, aka Catwoman.
Kravitz made a nod at the cat for her red carpet appearance, wearing a custom black velvet Oscar de la Renta dress with a corset bodice. The outfit was puuurrrr-fect.
Zendaya’s Ringmaster Look For The Greatest Showman
The Greatest Showman tells the story of P.T. Barnum and his creation of the Barnum & Bailey Circus. While at the movie’s premiere in Mexico, actress Zendaya held nothing back when it came to her outfit.
Paying tribute to Barnum himself, Zendaya wore a ringmaster-inspired outfit, complete with a red jacket.
Brie Larson’s Personalized “Captain” Clutch
During the press tour for Captain Marvel, actress Brie Larson decided to pay homage to her MCU character. Instead of a typical handbag, Larson opted to do something a bit different, getting a customized clutch.
Her customized Edie Parker clutch was red with black and white cursive spelling out the word “Captain.” It cost $1,095.
Daisy Ridley’s In A Star-Studded Gown For Star Wars
For the premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Daisy Ridley channeled the stars. Literally. For the carpet event, Ridley paid homage not only to her character, Rey, but the franchise as a whole.
She wore a deep blue sequined Monse gown, complete with more than one silver sequined star.
Zendaya In A Doc Oc-Inspired Dress
All eyes were on Zendaya when she hit the carpet at the Ballon d’Or ceremony in Paris. For the ceremony, Zendaya wore a stunning backless gown from fashion designer Roberto Cavalli.
But the dress had a certain detail, a gold spine reminiscent of the mechanical arms and spine of one of Spider-Man’s foes, Doctor Octopus.
Lily James Channeled Her Inner Cinderella With A Clock Bag
Lily James starred as the title character in the live adaptation of Disney’s classic tale Cinderella. Of course, the actress had to channel a little bit of the Disney princess while promoting the film!
On the red carpet, James sported a Charlotte Olympia clock bag, symbolic of when the clock strikes midnight in the film and Cinderella’s ball gown turns back into peasant clothing.
Emma Watson’s Nod To The Beauty And The Beast Rose
Playing Belle in the live adaptation of Beauty and the Beast, Emma Watson wasn’t about to promote the film without flaunting a little detail on her outfit.
Wearing a gorgeous black Oscar de la Renta jumpsuit, the actress opted to pin a gold rose to her hip, a nod to the rose in the film; the Beast’s timetable to find someone to fall in love with him.
Brie Larson’s Infinity Stone-Inspired Rings And Bracelet
In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Brie Larson plays Captain Marvel, one, if not the, strongest Avenger. On the world premiere carpet for Endgame, she chose to pay homage to the Infinity Saga, wearing infinity stone-inspired jewels.
The look consisted of five rings of varying colors and a statement bracelet with a large gemstone in the center. The set would have even made Thanos jealous!
Saoirse Ronan’s High, Ruffled Neckline For Mary Queen Of Scots
Saoirse Ronan channeled her character in Mary Queen of Scotts to perfection. The film is set in the 16th century, and Ronan decided to bring a big of the English Renaissance to the film’s premiere, wearing a white Carolina Herrera dress.
Featuring a high neckline and a whole lot of ruffles, Ronan looked like a modern version of her character.
Blake Lively’s Blush Pink Suit Was Similar To Those In A Simple Favor
When promoting her film A Simple Favor, Blake Lively decided to reference her menswear-loving character Emily Nelson on the carpet. At the UK premiere of the film, Lively sported a light pink Ralph Lauren suit, something very similar to what her character wears in the movie, sans pinstripes!
According to Lively, she opted to style herself for the premiere.
Elle Fanning’s Scarlet Blood Drops For Sleeping Beauty
One of the most iconic classic Disney princess moments is when Sleeping Beauty pricks her finger on the spinning wheel, falling into an eternal sleep (unless kissed).
Playing the role of Aurora in Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, Elle Fanning decided to put a little detail in her otherwise fairytale-esque Gucci gown. She had scarlet blood drops starting at her fingertip and flowing down the skirt.
Lady Gaga’s Nod To Barbra Streisand And A Star Is Born
Lady Gaga wasn’t going to take credit for A Star is Born at the Los Angeles premiere of the film. Instead of paying homage to her own character, Lady Gaga decided to do something a bit different.
She dressed in a silver Givenchy gown reminiscent of Barbra Streisand’s dress in the 1976 film!
Zendaya Channeling Her Inner Spider-Man
Zendaya decided to be Spider-Man for a night, wearing a gorgeous red and black sequined gown by Armani Privé for the premiere of Spider-Man: Far From Home.
The dress was definitely a statement piece and, according to Zendaya’s stylist, Law Roach, “If she was Spider-Man, this would be her suit.” She even dyed her hair red in a very MJ fashion.
Margot Robbie Channeling Sharon Tate’s Iconic Hairstyle
In the film Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, actress Margot Robbie took on the role of Sharon Tate. During the film screening at the Cannes Film Festival, Robbie decided to make a nod to the actress, wearing her hair in Tate’s iconic style.
The style consisted of loose face-framing braids, a look Tate wore at the same festival back in 1968.
Jennifer Lawrence Looked Exactly Like The Mother! Poster
During the premiere of Darren Aronofsky’s Mother!, actress Jennifer Lawrence took a very literal route to pay homage to her character. Looking exactly like the film’s promotional poster, Lawrence wore a dove-grey gown.
She didn’t miss a beat either, opting for a tousled updo with flowers woven through the strands, a nod to the flowers framing the poster image.
Angelina Jolie Embodying Maleficent
Maleficent would have been proud of Angelina Jolie’s outfit for the 2019 premiere of Maleficent: Mistress of Evil. The black chain metal-looking Versace gown was reminiscent of Jolie’s character.
The black and smoldering “mistress of evil” look was the perfect contrast to her co-star Elle Fanning’s fairytale-inspired outfit.