The pandemic changed a lot of stuff in all our lives, some of it for the better, some of it worse. It wasn’t until this moment that I realized just how much I missed premieres and premiere photos. We haven’t seen an honest-to-God in-person premiere since… what? March 2020. Since Disney is the biggest game in town, they’re the first ones through the “receding pandemic premiere” door. The red carpet for Cruella was socially distanced and limited for the number of people invited to be on the carpet, as well as limited with the number of photographers allowed on the rope line. THR says no media outlets were allowed inside the venue (El Capitan Theatre in LA) and there were many safety protocols in place. It would look really bad for Disney if a new mom like Emma got sick or something!
Emma Stone just gave birth at the end of March. She clearly was in no mood to do a big splashy Vivienne Westwood gown for the premiere. I can just imagine Emma telling someone to “f–k off” when they suggested she wear a corset and a basque to the premiere. So she wore a black Louis Vuitton suit, LV bag and LV jewelry. Emma has a contract with Louis Vuitton, obviously. The reason I made the Westwood reference is because Cruella is set in 1970s London and the fashion in the film clearly and obviously references Vivienne Westwood’s designs in every way. Cruella’s costume designer Jenny Beavan intended that! But I guess Emma wasn’t into dressing “in theme” for the promotion. Still, Emma looked great and I’m glad premieres are back in some form! And it will be exciting to see tons of little girls get exposed to British-punk fashion!
Photos courtesy of Getty, Disney’s IG.