Looks We Love From The "Crazy Rich Asians" Red Carpet Premiere | Clozette


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. 


Gemma Chan in Oscar de la Renta and Henry Golding in Tom Ford



One of the characters we can't wait to see on-screen, especially fashion-wise, is Gemma Chan's Astrid Leong. It's undeniable that Chan shares her character's love for fashion as evidenced by this stunning and sparkly green and gold number from Oscar de la Renta. Keeping it classy with some Chopard jewellery and silver strap Jimmy Choos, it's like an accidental colour palette match (not that we're complaining) with Henry Golding, who plays the movie's lead and Astrid's favourite cousin, in a stunning Tom Ford ensemble. 


Constance Lau in Time Taken To Make A Dress



First on the grapevine in the CRA universe, Lau's character Celine Lim was the starting point of the news that Nick and Rachel were coming home from Singapore. Needless to say, the actress herself is also proving to be quite the headline-maker in her stunning custom red and white dress from SG-made label Time Taken To Make A Dress. Representing Singapore through the classy and intricate details on the bodice and the trail of the outfit, she's definitely making a statement right on time for the Lion City's National Day! 



Kris Aquino in Michael Leyva



The Philippines' "Queen of Talk" Kris Aquino also made an appearance in the film as Princess Intan. During the premiere, she donned a flowy off-shoulder mermaid dress in bright yellow by Filipino designer Michael Leyva and channelled elegance and glamour in some complementing jewellery and a chic updo. But the most eye-catching piece in her look, in our opinion, is her clutch with the word 'LOVE' in capital letters, symbolic of her catchphrases 'lovelovelove' and 'Love, Kris'. We're feeling the same way about the ensemble.


Fiona Xie



Bold, ambitious and fascinatingly controversial, Xie's character Kitty Pong is definitely one of the most colourful characters in CRA. We can definitely say that Xie perfectly channelled the brazenness of her character in this show-stopping black layered dress with a sweetheart neckline and an asymmetric hem. While the cut, style and the massive train of the piece did have the tendency to be overwhelming, it's safe to say that Xie rocked and owned the look in Kitty Pong fashion. 


(Cover photo and FBshare image from @gemma_chan & @constancewu)

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Girl boss outfits are bomb. But we often forget that even our off-duty looks can look chic and cool. So whether you're a denim or a dress kind of gal during your work-off weekends, here are some of our favourite chill looks that you definitely would want to cop. 


Clean and calm


(Photo from: JacelynPhang)


Whimsical


(Photo from: Lingwei)



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At the top of your head, could you name an iconic movie character from the '90s that's more fashionable than Cher Horowitz? As if! Armed with a computerised outfit selector and a rotating wardrobe full of glamorous outfits, Cher easily became one of the most stylish heroines of all time. And even though the film was released right in the middle of the 1990s, Cher's style was not confined to the trends of the decade. After all, she is a trendsetter and not just any teenage girl who's eager to ride the tide.


Artworks by Tisha Esquejo


From plaid skirts to the knee-high socks, Cher's fashion identity is undeniably preppy with just the right amount of sassy details. If you love Cher's style as much as we do, here are some tips on how you can steal her style without looking outdated in 2018.


Pair plaids with neutral pieces


ALICE + OLIVIA Deidra cropped silk-blend top, USD285; Prada Checked jacquard-knit wrap skirt, USD955; Bata Red Label Edgy Partywear in Annalisa, SGD59.95/~USD43.96; Thomas Sabo Generation Charm Club earrings, Price unavailable


We all know that Cher's yellow plaid suit is iconic but at this point, it's really more fitting as a Halloween costume rather than an outfit for everyday wear. Lessen the costume-y vibe by pairing a yellow plaid skirt with a neutral top. We recommend going for a midi wrap plaid skirt and a classy cropped top to put an updated spin on this memorable ensemble. 


Go for sheer blouses


Tom Ford Sequined tulle top, USD1,494; Frame Linen-blend flared pants, USD330; Rupert Sanderson Savanna velvet platform sandals, USD695


In several scenes, we see Cher wearing sheer blouses. It's usually styled with a spaghetti-strapped tank top underneath. Overall, it's a nice casual look that can also work in workplace settings with just a few adjustments. Instead of layering tank tops under sheer blouses, opt for a tulle top with sheer details. Add some heels and that's it, you're already good to go. 


Pair basics with prints


James Perse Ribbed cotton-jersey top, USD195; Paul & Joe Allumet houndstooth cotton mini skirt, USD121.50; Dolce & Gabbana Leather-trimmed stretch-tulle sock boots, USD845; Miu Miu Leather-trimmed velvet backpack, USD1,360


There's no other ensemble more quintessentially Cher than plaid mini skirts paired with basics. She usually matches this outfit with Mary Jane shoes complete with knee-high socks. However, that can look too young for those of us who are already out of high school. Swap it instead with a pair of sock boots with tulle or lace features. Finally, pick a faux fur or velvet backpack to go with this very preppy ensemble. 


Wear mini dresses



Madewell Gingham cotton-blend mini dress, USD100; Prada Lace-trimmed satin mini dress, USD300


Whether it's the cute dainty kind or a daring one, it's obvious that Cher loves wearing mini dresses. At one point, you can even spot her sporting a very '90s babydoll empire-waisted dress. There are two distinct ways Cher wears her mini dresses: as it is (during party or date scenes) and layered with a sheer top or white shirt (on school-related scenes). It's very easy to emulate as long as you have the confidence to pull it off. 



Always put in the effort



You'll never catch Cher looking "ensembly challenged" and that's because she always puts in the effort when it comes to dressing up. She knows the power of a good outfit in creating a good impression. Getting a driver's license? Wear your most "capable-looking" outfit. But remember that it takes more than looking the part to get what you want, you also need to develop the necessary skills. Good thing Cher realises that in the end. Now, that's what you call a happy ending!


Next, check out how you can steal Carrie Bradshaw's style.


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