Keke Palmer is a glowing example of someone with charisma on the red carpet. Thanks to the actress’s full booking in film roles – she stars in three feature movies and quite a few TV shows this year – she has countless red carpet appearances.
Palmer never disappoints. Her enthusiasm for each photo op is contagious, and she always knows how to work that camera.
On Monday evening, Palmer did it again at the Nope LA premiere. She has been talked about in the media for her performance in the latest project by Jordan Steele.
Palmer stunned the red carpet with a va-va-voom-filled, Y2K grunge runway outfit by Marc Jacobs. The trendy look had a corset top, the designer’s favored Kiki platform boots, and a skirt – a low-slung one.
Low-rise is an everlasting trend that will never go out of style, according to Palmer.
“Mama likes to lengthen her torso at all times,” the actress says. “And that’s on God.”
A Fashion Reunion We Never Want to Miss
Keke called on LA’s styling pair, Wayman and Micah, for help with her new look. But, of course, they had ties before: Wayman and Micah dressed Keke from 2014 – 2016, when she anchored Just Keke, a BET talk show, ahead of parting ways to engage in different interests.
“Through the years, we always kept in contact,” Wayman says.
When the six-year hiatus was coming to an end, Wayman and Micah, who styled Regina King, Tessa Thompson, and Tiffany Haddish, wanted to urge Keke into taking a new direction for their reunion.
In Nope, Palmer is always “covered up” and styled “very relaxed.” Hence, the two began the concept of contradicting the character’s usual dress-up.
Style Could Build a Whole Palmer
When Palmer heard about the outfit’s concept, she knew it would be perfect for her big night.
“I loved that this look made me feel fierce immediately upon putting it on!” she states.
“I’ve been a huge fan of Marc and his artistry for years, so I jumped at the opportunity to wear one of his designs for the premiere. It made me feel powerful and effortless at the same time, which is very hard to do. In the end, the entire look, mixed with my braids, really felt futurist yet classic – which I thought was perfect for the Nope premiere and fit the theme of the film.”
We are counting the days until Palmer’s next appearance. She always comes up with stunning red carpet looks, and we can’t wait to see what she has in store for us this year.
However, the most important lesson she learned from the constant uproar of press tours is, “Sometimes less is more.”