The 2018 SXSW Conference and Festival is in full swing, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw was in Austin, Texas over the weekend for the ‘Fast Color’ SXSW premiere on Saturday (March 10).
To say that I preferred her variation on this Andreas Kronthaler for Vivenne Westwood Spring 2018 micro-check dress to the original would be a gross understatement.
The actress brought such a radiant interpretation of the signature VW draped silhouette that was at once vintage-inspired and thoroughly modern.
More pretty. Less punk. And I was fully on board.
She even sold me on the languid drama of the robe-like, belted coat, which she added atop the dress whilst on stage.
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