“Malcolm & Marie” Premiere Red Carpet Wish List

Malcolm & Marie is an upcoming American black-and-white romantic drama film written and directed by Sam Levinson. The film stars John David Washington and Zendaya (who both also produced) as the title characters, a director and his girlfriend, whose relationship is tested on the night of his latest film’s premiere. The project was the first feature to be entirely written, financed, and produced during the COVID-19 pandemic, with filming taking place in June and July 2020. Malcolm & Marie was released in a limited release on January 29, 2021, before being slated to be released digitally on February 5, 2021, by Netflix. The film has received polarizing reviews from critics, earning praise for Zendaya and Washington’s performances and the black and white cinematography. The film is getting a lot of awards buzz and I cannot wait to see what the virtual promotion for this film will bring ahead of awards season. John David Washington isn’t a dude who will push the boundaries of fashion, but he will rock some chic looks from the coolest brands out there. Well what brand is hotter is menswear right now than Dior Men by Kim Jones? So yes of course I immediately thought of this black silk double breasted suit with notch lapels and slim fit tapered leg trousers from the Dior Men Resort 2021 collection. The suit itself isn’t boundary pushing at all, but I love the horizontal ribbon stripe detail on the waistband of the trousers as well as the subtlety branded black, white, grey, and camel striped button down it was styled with on the lookbook make this look incredibly chic. While I don’t often advocate for wearing a double breasted suit open, but I love the effortless chic that the look evokes in the lookbook and I would have John David pose on a red carpet just like this with the look styled with a pair of black Christian Dior ‘Saddle Derby Monk’ polished calfskin monk strap inspired shoes and a Rolex ‘Oyster Perpetual Submariner’ in Oystersteel with a Black Cerachrom bezel and a black dial with large luminescent hour markers. It would definitely ooze cool boy chic which is the vibe I am expecting to see from John David in this movie. Now when it comes to fashion few do it better than Zendaya. This girl isn’t afraid to take a risk and I am going to be forever mad at COVID that it stole this really important movie premiere from us, even though without COVID we might not ever had seen this movie come to life. As I was planning this list I had just started saving the looks from Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week and so I immediately knew that I wanted to see the glamizon that is Zendaya wearing this lilac Antonio Grimaldi Spring 2021 Couture mini dress gown with a blouson silk taffeta cape bodice that turns into a dramatic train with a feathered skirt. There are really very few who could make this look work and I know that Zendaya is one of them. I want to see more of Antonio Grimaldi on the red carpet and I feel like a major moment on someone like Zendaya would make the label become a heavy hitter in the red carpet arena. To really make this look super cool I would style it with a bun of braids, defined eyes, glossy nude lips, a pair of Amina Muaddi x Awge ‘Phoenix’ crystal embellished butterfly brooch detailed PVC pointed toe slingback pumps, and a selection of Nikos Koulis ‘Universe Line’ collection jewels including a pair of white gold shard drop earrings with white diamonds in translucent enamel, and two complimentary white gold rings with white diamonds in translucent enamel (one / two). It would be a very millennial princess moment for Zendaya.

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