Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Mackenzie Davis (known to fans of Halt and Catch Fire as… being on Halt and Catch Fire) starred in last night’s Emmy-winning episode of Black Mirror, “San Junipero.” And I wonder if they decided on a semi-united clothing front. The thing is, I can’t tell if Gugu’s has a genuine neon-metallic sheen or if it’s just reflecting both a bit of its own lining and the lime ferocity Mackenzie’s dress is dishing. So let’s pull them apart.
First up: Gugu’s BOSS dress — by which I mean, the brand, not a hearty adjective.
My kingdom for a bracelet, but this is really gorgeous on her. And I do think the neon undercurrents are real, and not simply caused by her proximity to Delpozo’s wearable highlighter. I like them — it’s so much more interesting to see it be almost opalescent, rather than just plain beige-with-sparkles.
Mackenzie’s is by Delpozo:
That dress is really ballsy, and I applaud her. I actually think the color is less my problem than the cut, which is doing the stumpification thing and also just translates more as “baggy” than “stylishly voluminous.” But can we please look at her shoes? They are… not the same in both photos. I suspect the step-and-repeat in the press room was the same as the one outside, so that’s maybe making it LOOK like they were taken in the same place but actually one might be from before the Emmys and one was after they won. But still: The shoes from the top photo are the ones that appeared to be on her feet when they stood on stage and accepted the statuette, which means the change happened inside. Is that rosette a shoe clip that she removed, then, or did she full-on change shoes? The upper pair DOES look like a slightly different color, which it did on-stage as well. But they’re also both heeled, so if there was foot pain at work… I don’t get it, and I am a terrible detective, is what I’m saying.