Gabrielle Union In Akris – ‘Straight Outta Compton’ LA Premiere

Gabrielle Union In Akris -  ‘Straight Outta Compton’ LA Premiere

Gabrielle Union joined Teyonah Parris on the red carpet for the premiere of ‘Straight Outta Compton’ on Monday (August 10) in Los Angeles, California.

The ‘Being Mary Jane’ actress wore an Akris Fall 2015 tuxedo-style dress featuring sheer elements that lent a feminine polish to this uber sleek look.

I’m sure many will make instant comparison to Emma Stone’s Christian Dior Couture SAG Awards gown, but love how the sheer sleeves and back of Gabrielle’s look dialled down the formalness and amped up the sex appeal.

An Edie Parker clutch and flawless makeup completed this BDOTW worthy look.

You can buy Gabrielle’s Akris Stretch Wool Sheer Hem Gown from Nordstrom.

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24 Responses to Gabrielle Union In Akris – ‘Straight Outta Compton’ LA Premiere

  1. Phoenix August 12, 2015 at 22:00 #

    I still dont get the interest in Emmas look. It was blah, and I despised the sheer at the bottom. This one I prefer. She looks sexy and the sheer is much much better here. Very lovely.

  2. Amy August 12, 2015 at 08:48 #

    Emma’s take on this is better but Gabrielle still looks great. her vibe is different.

  3. chyc August 12, 2015 at 02:23 #

    I prefer Emma’s look.

  4. srea August 12, 2015 at 00:31 #

    This is how you do sexy Ms. J.LO…love it!

  5. CreoleLady August 11, 2015 at 22:23 #

    Wow. Sleek. Great choice for the occasion.

    I had forgotten Stone’so look. Looking at the Dior again, love her beauty approach but the dress not so much. The skirt looked like trailing mosquito netting. Much prefer the silhouette and use of sheer here.

    • Silp August 11, 2015 at 22:35 #

      + 1 my thoughts exactly

  6. Sara August 11, 2015 at 20:55 #

    I don’t really see the resemblance to Emma’s dress but I think both owned their looks and look amazing

  7. Caroline August 11, 2015 at 19:31 #

    I like this SO much better on Gabrielle than on the model. Even though this kinda dress sort of expired tbh I still like it, she looks on point to me.

  8. Remage August 11, 2015 at 19:05 #

    This is how you do sheer! Elegant perfection.

  9. kane August 11, 2015 at 18:25 #

    I was surprised to read about the comparison with Emma. At closer inspection I now see that the skirt is a bit sheer, so I guess that makes the difference. I wonder if I would have preferred it to be not sheer. I like this and would have said this is sheer done well (I don’t like the lines on the sleeves, but that’s probably just the posing). Emma’s dress is superior and more complex, but it’s not taking anything away from this look.

  10. Christine August 11, 2015 at 17:22 #

    This is Ok. Deja vu

  11. Rebecca Z August 11, 2015 at 16:55 #

    She looks great. My only complaint is that I would have preferred this with her hair up off her shoulders–a pony tail or updo would have given her a better silhouette.

  12. justme August 11, 2015 at 16:50 #

    Even though I liked Emma’s Dior look, I didn’t even think of her upon seeing these pics of Gabrielle. Both ladies couldn’t be more different in terms of the aura they exude.

    I agree that this is BDOTW material.

    • Lei August 11, 2015 at 17:23 #


  13. Sarah August 11, 2015 at 16:28 #

    She looks amazing. I love nail polish with this look and the shoes really make the look sexy without trying too hard. Also has she aged in the last 15 years?

  14. dee August 11, 2015 at 16:27 #

    She looks good but I’m not blown away.

  15. from-chitown August 11, 2015 at 16:01 #

    She looks great and effortlessly sexy. Emma looked great in hers and was more impactful, but I still like Gabriel’s take on it as well.

  16. Chris August 11, 2015 at 15:51 #

    Hmm. She does look great. If I compare it to Emma’s look, Emma of course is a very clear winner, but that sure doesn’t stop Gabrielle from looking great in her own way. I don’t think I will remember this by the end of the week, but still; it is a good look.

  17. Marcel August 11, 2015 at 15:45 #

    She looks absolutely gorgeous. I dont care the least if it is similar to Emma’s outift. Gabrielle looks sexy , sultry and elegant. I love it. BDOTW contender IMO.

    • Genevieve August 11, 2015 at 17:04 #

      ITA. She looks lovely. BDOTW .

  18. Alina August 11, 2015 at 15:33 #

    Emma’s look was memorable; this one… not so much.

  19. Bailey August 11, 2015 at 15:21 #

    I think she looks great in this! It incorporates fun, sexy and edgy all in one look

  20. Evita August 11, 2015 at 15:11 #

    I can’t even decide whether I like this or not because Emma did it better and there’s no denying that!

    • Nat39 August 11, 2015 at 18:31 #

      Emma did it way better, agreed. She made it look cool and stylish, her sleek hair and red lip were perfect, she was killing it on the red carpet. Gabrielle wears her sultrier look well but I find it rather boring.

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