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‘Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom’ Special Screening Red Carpet Roundup

'Mandela Long Walk To Freedom' Special Screening Red Carpet Roundup

There were some models who took to the red carpet yesterday evening for the ‘Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom’ screening hosted by U2, Anna Wintour, and Bob and Harvey Weinstein with Burberry in New York City.

Anne V: Working a black-and-red look, the model wore a Versace Fall 2013 embossed sleeveless dress with black accessories in the same manner as Nieves Alvarez. I would’ve loved her to have worked either fierce smoky eyes or a bold lip colour with this look.

Chanel Iman: She did work a smoky eye with her pretty J. Mendel Resort 2014 seafoam silk-mousseline and satin-faced chiffon gown featuring geometric-cut pleating.

Sessilee Lopez: Turning to her go-to designer and friend Zac Posen, the pregnant model donned a Zac Posen pretty printed Spring 2014 gown with ruffled shoulders and a V-neckline.

Considering the star of the movie Naomie Harris didn’t wear a gown, did Chanel Iman and Sessilee Lopez overdress for this screening?

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  • Fanny

    Chanel looks amazing in her white dress.

  • Jai

    That girl in the middle looks stunning!

  • msd

    Definitely overdressed for a screening. Maybe they were told it was a premiere…

  • CreoleLady

    I like all 3 looks here and prefer all of them over Naomie’s look. Hmmm, maybe a tad overdressed but it helps that the gowns are not blinged out, that they are simply (and effectively) styled.

    • CreoleLady

      Came back just to look at Chanel Iman in that utterly delectable J Mendel. I can’t remember when I’ve ever seen her look better on the rc.

  • irving cares

    Yes, the models are overdressed for this event.

  • I ADORE that white dress! The purple one is nice too. But that white dress, oh my!

    • Dhppy

      My sentiments, exactly. Iman looks like a dream in that gown, and that color on Lopez is fantastic.

  • amy

    I like all three looks. Sessilee needs better shoes though.
    I don’t think it’s inappropriate. The gowns are still quite simple

    • KatieKate

      I agree on all points. And I would pick Chanel as my favorite.

  • Nat39

    Sessilee is my fave, looking delightful, loving the soft colour against her skin tone.
    Naomie was disappointing to me – from her choice of the dress to the shoes…didn’t look very inspiring.

    • Nat39

      …I prefer all 3 over Naomie.

  • Christine

    They definitely overlooked it. But Chanel looks gorgeous. Love her gown!

    • anonymous as always


  • Silvie

    All of them look great, specially Chanel, it’s a lovely dress.

    FC, do you know what model Sara Sampaio wore? I’m curious.

  • kane

    Re Chanel. I’m just happy to see a gown I like. Not crazy about the other two though.

  • Yeliz

    I really like all three looks with Sessilee Lopez being my favourite.

    • dee


    • KatieKate

      I love Sessilee’s beauty look. Her cheek color and lip color are especially complementary to her dress, and just make her look lit from within!

    • Alina


    • the ogre


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