Last week’s Vogue World: London red carpet was jam-packed with stars, but few shone as brightly (quite literally) as Gemma Chan. The Eternals actor and longtime Louis Vuitton ambassador routinely makes best-dressed lists thanks to her take on Old Hollywood style. For Vogue’s second annual Vogue World event—this time on Chan’s home turf—she stayed close to her romantic sartorial sensibilities in custom lustrous Louis Vuitton: a strapless drop waist dress with a full skirt that jutted out from the hip.
As if the striking silhouette wasn’t bringing enough to the table, the organza dress is covered in blueish silver paillettes that were hand embroidered by members of the atelier. When illuminated by the photographers’ flashes, the dress mimicked anthracite. The look felt perfectly in step with the Vogue extravaganza’s venue, Theatre Royal Drury Lane in the heart of the West End.
Chan leaned into the evening’s theatricality when it came to her jewellery choices, as well. The Crazy Rich Asians actor had her pick of Louis Vuitton’s vast array of options, selecting a white gold and diamond choker from the brand’s “Deep Time” collection that rested delicately on her collarbone. Inlaid with Louis Vuitton’s Damier pattern, the necklace features a large central sapphire, which Chan matched to her ring.
On the beauty front, Chan kept with the Old Hollywood glamour. With her hair in a low bun and a smoky eye, she finished off her look with a bold red lip, just in time to hail a black cab to the theatre. What could be chicer than that?
Below, come along with Gemma Chan as she gets ready for Vogue World: London.
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“To complement the dress we wanted to keep the beauty look quite simple and effortless—make-up artist Ninni Nummela applied classic red lip, soft contour and eyeliner.”
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Hairstylist Ben Talbott created a simple sleek knot.
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Nail artist Michelle Class kept the nails fresh, with just a touch of sparkle for the occasion.
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“Always remember to line your stomach as it might be a long time until you get dinner!”
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Gemma’s bustier dress in triple organza embroidered all over with blueish anthracite matte and shiny brilliant sequins. A total of 350 hours was required to assemble the gown.
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“I chose Louis Vuitton’s ‘Deep Time’ High Jewellery collection Necklace with the maison’s iconic Damier pattern interpreted in white gold and pave diamonds including a blue sapphire and a ring from matching set.”
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“I got ready in a suite overlooking the River Thames at the legendary Savoy Hotel.”
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“Quickest way to get to the theatre is to hail an iconic London black cab.”
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This story was originally published on British Vogue.