Benedict Cumberbatch’s new creation wasn’t the only star at the Hollywood premiere of Doctor Strange last night. Tilda Swinton, high priestess of otherworldly fashion, showed up to the premiere in this. For a movie with the word strange in the title, Tilda’s look wasn’t nearly as unusual as I was expecting. Then again, she probably decided to keep it simple (by Tilda’s standards, at least) because there’s no way she could top the strangeness of being cast as a Tibetan man. Whatever the reason, Tilda is really telling a story with her dress, and that story is of an alien pageant queen whose style inspiration comes solely from pirated transmissions of Dynasty reruns. Sadly, the Moussed Elegance wig she ordered from her planet’s version of Amazon.com didn’t arrive in time for her latest pageant.
However, she did managed to inject some weirdness into her ensemble.
That ear cuff is probably studded with several thousands of dollars worth of diamonds set in hand-polished platinum. That’s an awful lot of fancy for something that looks like the human version of the ear supports a breeder put on a dog to prevent their ears from flopping.
Of course, Tilda’s elastic band-looking ear piece wasn’t nearly the most questionable thing that went down the Doctor Strange red carpet. That honor goes to Robert Downey Jr. in whatever the hell you would call this:
Let’s go straight to that jacket. Are my eyes messing with me or is that Illuminati cammo? RDJ’s jacket looks like it was made using leftover fabric and trim found at the bottom of a damaged merchandise bin at Hobby Lobby. This is twice now that RDJ has strolled down a red carpet looking a random fabric mess. We already know that you’re richer than all of us combined, RDJ, you don’t have to flaunt your cash on your ugly jacket.
Here is more from the Doctor Strange premiere last night, including Stan Lee, who gets all my respect for showing up in some comfortable velcro oldie sneakers.