Latex Couture Out And About This Week

There was some solid latex couture coming our way via Hollywood this week….and one outrageously alt. fashion moment at the Tony Awards. 

Much is being made of the score of superhero cameos in The Flash. Actress Richa Moorijani made her own notable appearance at the world premiere of the new DC movie, wearing a fire-red, curve-hugging latex dress. Set with an underwire bust, adjustable shoulder straps, a high slit, and back zipper closure, the star of Netflix’s Never Have I Ever looked ever so sexy. 

Jessica Alexander, currently playing “Vanessa,” the alter-ego to Melissa McCarthy’s “Ursula” in the recent live version of Little Mermaid, is featured in the new DSCENE Magazine. Wearing quite a few different wardrobe looks, (including a bare mid-drift cover shot) the 24-year-old actress wears a black Atsuko Kudo latex gown sporting an impossibly long train in one arresting shot. 

And lastly, there was one fantastic couture moment, although not latex, that was still a stunning alt. fashion display…and surely worth noting. 

Arriving with all the other stars from Broadway or Hollywood (or both) back a week ago at the 2023 Tony Awards, Lupita Nyong’o wore what will always pass as perfect formal couture…with a wild twist. Adding to her black velvet dinner jacket and flared trousers, a 2015 Tony-award nominee was wearing silver armor rendering of her bare chest. Nyong’o’s bespoke breastplate had been cast and molded on her body by Misha Japanwala, a Pakistani artist and designer. One can view Japanwala’s work, currently running at this NYC exhibition. Breastplate couture like this is not new, but surely Nyong’o made an arresting showing at the venerable New York award show.

We can always count on our most famous showing off our favorite textile at well-attended premiers and award shows and to keep culturally challenging fashion expectations.

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