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While many of fashion’s top names were busy either receiving or handing out awards at Monday night’s Fashion Awards in London, a select few were holding down the fort in NYC at the 2021 Gotham Awards. One attendee, in particular, was Tessa Thompson, who used the occasion to test out one of winter’s most over-the-top micro-trends: opera gloves.
Thompson,the star of Passing, one of the evening’s most-nominated films, arrived on the red carpet wearing a lilac-colored moiré gown from Bach Mai that featured a high-low bubble hemline and a strapless bodice. She paired the dress with the aforementioned black latex opera gloves, also from Bach Mai, and a simple pair of pumps.
Her stunning ensemble managed to feel both reminiscent of the film’s era—it’s set in 1920s New York City—and today, when elbow-length gloves and moiré fabric are both spiking in popularity after making waves on the fall 2021 runways in February. Then again, her stylists, Wayman Bannerman and Micah McDonald, are some of the most renowned in fashion—of course, the look is good.
Keep scrolling to see her bold red carpet look and more ensembles from the 2021 Gotham Awards.
On Tessa Thompson: Bach Mai gown and gloves
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We’re always down for a two-tone moment.
These are way cool.
If you have $425 to spend on gloves, they might as well be from The Row.
Velvet and winter go hand in hand. (Pun intended.)
Going with a leather style only adds to the drama.
These are perfect if you’re trying to re-create Tessa Thompson’s red carpet look.
Now these will make a statement.
Rihanna knows how to make chic opera gloves.
How sleek are these?
Talk about extra.