Among the celebrities who consistently command attention on the red carpet, few do it like Tessa Thompson, who delivers a fierce attitude and a sense of experimental playfulness. As the risk taker she is, Thompson knows how to stop people in their tracks. Styled by the celebrity dressing duo Wayman Deon and Micah McDonald, the 38-year-old actress always renders bold and thoughtful appearances, as her recent “Thor: Love and Thunder” and “Westworld” press tours reminded us all.
Indeed, Thompson and her team transported us into an intriguing world of various fashion influences. At the UK gala screening of “Thor: Love and Thunder,” for example, she nailed the art of method dressing in a gold, deconstructed Oscar de La Renta gown, finished with matching over-the-knee boots. With a structured bustier top and fluid fringe hem, the dress exuded both the strength and softness of her character, Valkyrie. The same idea underscored yet another style moment, marked by a liquid-gray, strapless Armani Privé dress at a separate screening of the adventure movie.
Meanwhile, to celebrate the fourth season of her show “Westworld,” she embraced an ethereal, gold crinkled dress from fashion newcomer Interior. Not to mention her head-turning Met Gala moment, where she walked the red steps in a frothy, pink tulle dress by Carolina Herrera.
Thompson’s talk-show style is just as visually stimulating as her red carpet presence. Standout looks include a conceptual Margiela ensemble for “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and a surrealist statement in a multicolored Schiaparelli skirt suit teamed with vertically striped boots. The actress has solidified her place as a style icon, and her future appearances will continue to deliver.
Ahead, bask in her recent red carpet looks.