Vanessa Kirby Stuns in Fiery Red Vivienne Westwood Gown at Napoleon’s UK Premiere

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Gracing the red carpet at the Odeon Luxe Leicester Square in London on Thursday, November 16, Vanessa Kirby stole the spotlight at the UK premiere of Napoleon.

Alongside co-star Joaquin Phoenix, the 35-year-old English actress celebrated for her compelling performances, illuminated the star-studded event, and left fashion enthusiasts in awe.

Vanessa’s fashion statement was captivating as she donned a bespoke Vivienne Westwood creation.

Vanessa Kirby turning heads in a vibrant red bespoke Vivienne Westwood creation at the premiere of Napoleon held at the Odeon Luxe Leicester Square in LondonVanessa Kirby turning heads in a vibrant red bespoke Vivienne Westwood creation at the premiere of Napoleon held at the Odeon Luxe Leicester Square in London, England on November 16, 2023 (Credit: Nils Jorgensen / INSTARimages)

Her one-shoulder fiery red gown featured a corset-draped bodice, highlighting her petite waist with a sweeping train, gracefully billowing behind her with each elegant step.

The floor-length ensemble cleverly concealed her choice of footwear, leaving room for speculation about a pair of matching open-toe heels, infusing extra glamour to her stunning frame.

Vanessa Kirby showing off her vibrant red gown with a sweeping trainVanessa Kirby showing off her vibrant red gown with a sweeping train (Credit: Nils Jorgensen / INSTARimages)

Styled by Karla Welch, accessories were kept minimal, allowing the gown to shine. Cartier‘s Panthere De Cartier earrings complemented the vibrant dress, adding a layer of sophistication to her overall look.

Vanessa’s makeup was a testament to the less-is-more philosophy, with a simple and minimal approach emphasizing her natural beauty.

Vanessa Kirby’s beauty look consisted of minimal makeup, a sleek updo, and Cartier’s Panthere De Cartier earringsVanessa Kirby’s beauty look consisted of minimal makeup, a sleek updo, and Cartier’s Panthere De Cartier earrings (Credit: Nils Jorgensen / INSTARimages)

Her sleek updo, adorned with a few fringes framing her face, perfectly complemented the tone of her attire. A touch of black nail polish added an edgy flair to the ensemble.

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Taking to Instagram, Vanessa shared intimate snapshots of herself in the exquisite gown, expressing gratitude to Vivienne Westwood and her glam squad, saying, “Thank you so much @viviennewestwood, I loved wearing you in our home town for the London premiere @napoleonmovie. And thank you as always to the true magics ride at dawn @hairbyadir @missjobaker @karlawelchstylist. So grateful for you all.”

However, it was not Vanessa Kirby’s only red carpet appearance for Napoleon.

Captivating Paris: Vanessa Kirby in Alexander McQueen

Just days earlier, she captivated the audience at the world premiere in Paris, standing alongside co-stars Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix at Salle Pleyel on Tuesday, November 14.

For this occasion, Vanessa opted for a backless Alexander McQueen black gown that paid homage to the British fashion designer‘s signature style.

Vanessa Kirby wearing a black backless Alexander McQueen gown at the premiere of Napoleon held at the Salle Pleyel Theatre in ParisVanessa Kirby wearing a black backless Alexander McQueen gown at the premiere of Napoleon held at the Salle Pleyel Theatre in Paris, France on November 14, 2023 (Credit: Starface Photo / Cover Images)

Her gown, crafted from black grain de poudre wool, featured an asymmetrical bustier design adorned with intricate gold hammered sequin flower embroidery at the waist.

The dramatic dress also featured a thigh-high leg slit that gave a glimpse of her flawless legs, and a tiny train adorned with matching metallic gold embellishment, creating a mesmerizing effect under the Parisian night sky.

Vanessa Kirby showing off the details of her Alexander McQueen gown, as well as her Jimmy Choo Minny sandalsVanessa Kirby showing off the details of her Alexander McQueen gown, as well as her Jimmy Choo Minny sandals (Credit: Abaca Press / INSTARimages)

Styled by Karla Welch once again, Vanessa accessorized her ensemble with a Cartier Libre Tressage bracelet and matching ring in 18k yellow gold, harmonizing with the gold accents of her attire.

She elevated her ensemble with the perfect finishing touch, opting for the Jimmy Choo Minny sandals that seamlessly blended elegance with timeless style.

These black suede sandals featured a dainty strap delicately gracing the toes, an adjustable ankle strap for a subtly alluring open back, and an impressive 8.5 cm heel, accentuating her statuesque frame.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Completing the look with tousled tresses and a sultry red lip for a daring touch, Vanessa posted a carousel of images on Instagram, captioning the post with, “Honoured to wear @alexandermcqueen last night in Paris. Thank you so very much Sarah, you are a genius 🖤.”

Exploring the Epic Saga: A Glimpse into ‘Napoleon’

Napoleon unfolds as a visually stunning action epic that chronicles the turbulent rise and fall of the legendary French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, brought to life by Joaquin Phoenix.

The narrative delves into Bonaparte’s unwavering quest for power, intricately weaving the story through the lens of his captivating yet unpredictable connection with his one true love, Joséphine, played by Vanessa Kirby.

Vanessa Kirby as Josephine Bonaparte and Joaquin Phoenix as Napoleon Bonaparte in the 2023 epic historical drama film NapoleonVanessa Kirby as Josephine Bonaparte and Joaquin Phoenix as Napoleon Bonaparte in the 2023 epic historical drama film Napoleon (Credit: Columbia Pictures through Sony Pictures Releasing / Apple Original Films through Apple TV+)

Hitting theaters on November 22, the film showcases innovative military and political strategies against dynamic battle sequences, promising an unparalleled cinematic experience.

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