Unless you've been living under a rock for the past couple of months, you probably would have heard of this crazy — pun intended — phenomenon that is the Crazy Rich Asians movie. The bestselling novel-turned-movie by Kevin Kwan has been much anticipated ever since it was announced and everyone kept a keen eye on who's playing who. We even shared some of our favourite bits from the trailer.
It's safe to say that having an all-Asian cast in a Hollywood movie is rare. (Memoirs of a Geisha hit the cinemas more than 10 years ago and The Joy Luck Club was released more than two decades ago.) However, with how some members of the industry have demanded diversity and inclusivity in casting, this unapologetically lavish and exciting love story caught between family drama, hot gossip and money (lots of it) has gotten people across the globe definitely buzzing.
So while waiting for director Jon M. Chu's cinematic take on the world of Crazy Rich Asians showing 15 August, we rounded up some of our favourite looks from its red carpet premiere.
Constance Wu in Ralph & Russo Couture
Wu's character in the film, Rachel Chu, may have been overwhelmed and even stunted by the glitz and glam of her boyfriend Nick Young's (Henry Golding) mega-rich background, but the actress proves that she is no stranger to looking glamorous in real life with this gorgeous silver sequined dress by Ralph & Russo Couture. She kept things sleek and minimal with her accessories and her hair to match the simple but elegant goddess-like vibe of the dress.
Michelle Yeoh in Giorgio Armani
One word: EPIC! We're already used to seeing her on red carpet premiers having starred in The Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Memoirs of a Geisha, but the icon that is Michelle Yeoh continues to take our breath away. Donning a black and purple tulle dress by Giorgio Armani, we can't wait to see her onscreen in another riveting role as the strict and protective Eleanor Young.