I recently alluded to the absolute minefield that is red-carpet dressing – specifically, premiere dressing. Because premiere dressing falls into a whole category of its own. I mean, when was the last time you got all dressed up to go sit in a popcorn scented room packed with a bunch of strangers plus sticky floor? Especially to watch something as geeky (sorry not sorry) as Star Wars? Exactly.
As a general rule of thumb, the ‘level’ of premiere usually dictates how smartly you should be dressed. A World Premiere (things like Bond, Jurassic Park, Mission Impossible) are super formal as they often have royalty attending (see Kate’s beaut outfit for the Mandela biopic); European is still a big red carpet situation but more cocktail-dress-slash-lounge-suit ish. And a UK premiere or screening (like last night’s Star Wars documentary) is pretty casual.
I mean, I’ve pretty much made that up, but it’s based on a little bit of research (read: going to the things). Plus a couple of slightly wild assumptions. Which have never (always) failed me in the past.
Anyway. To the UK Screening of Star Wars: A Cinematic Journey, I wore this:
Jacket / M&S
Jewellery / Lola and Grace
Hair / Neville
Tee / Cos