You may not recognize her without dreadlocks and a sword, but actress Danai Gurira of ‘The Walking Dead’ killed it in a look by designer Thom Browne at the Series 7 premiere of the current-classic zombie series.
Architectural piping does more than simply accent and unify the ensemble. Along with a knee-high slit, the piping makes the 5’7″ actress look like a 6′ model on the Red Carpet. At the jacket and bodice, it creates an athletic figure — perfect for a woman who most people associate with samurai sword fighting and overall badassness.
Danai’s look at the screening, held at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles, captures her character’s balance of strength and femininity. The matching blazer is a clear nod to menswear inspiration, while the balconette bust throws back to early 20th Century corsets. It’s the perfect mix of masculine and feminine. Minimal jewelry – rings and earrings only – creates modern a overtone that lets the dress standout.
Thom Browne designs don’t usually go on sale. Even at 50% off the high price tag can be intimidating. That doesn’t mean you can’t have it — it just means you may need to save first. Barney’s Warehouse has a great selection. Danai’s dress isn’t on the discount list, but you’ll definitely see something you like.
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