Star Wars Actresses on the TLJ Red Carpet

Star Wars Actresses on the TLJ Red Carpet

The red carpet premiere for The Last Jedi was a fantastic event, filled with celebrities, a giant Imperial Walker, some very lucky fans, and of course, our favourite actresses! Here’s a look at some of the red carpet fashion from the event.

While on the red carpet, the Star Wars celebrities all shared details of their personal experiences filming The Last Jedi. Although that is certainly the most important topic of conversation, I do personally believe that the fashion inspiration of Star Wars goes beyond the characters on screen. Here at The Kessel Runway, a driving principle behind our content is that what we wear is a channel for self expression, and admiring their respective fashion styles is part of the appreciation of them as artists and people.

While it’s easy to fill our wardrobes with items referencing our favourite characters like Rey, I also like to add in elements inspired by the wonderful women behind them as well. These women put in the long hours and hard days to bring the characters and world of Star Wars to life, so I turn to the real world heroines behind Star Wars for fashion inspiration as well.

Daisy Ridley – Rey 

With countless fan sites following her fashion appearances, Daisy is always one to watch on the red carpet. I love her strapless dress accented by stars – it’s fun to see celebrities taking direct inspiration from the films. The sequined dress is by Monse – the creative directors Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim also helm Oscar de la Renta.  Check out this video of Daisy twirling in her dress and more great photos here – gorgeous! According to the Hollywood Reporter, the Monse dress will be available to buy from Moda Operandi and Neiman Marcus – for US$8,600.

Daisy Ridley on the red carpet for The Last Jedi premiere Daisy Ridley on the red carpet for The Last Jedi premiere

Stylist Samantha McMillen paired the dress with silver strappy heels by Christian Louboutin – a great nod to the recent footwear collaboration. Daisy’s makeup was by makeup artist Kara Yoshimotobua, her nails by Deborah Lippmann, while her chic updo was by hairstylist Robert Vetica and accented with metallic hair clips by Sylvain Le Hen. To accessorise the look, Daisy wore Selim Mouzannar earrings and Penny Preville Starburst Warp rings.

Daisy Ridley on the red carpet for The Last Jedi premiere Daisy Ridley on the red carpet for The Last Jedi premiere

Gwendoline Christie – Captain Phasma

Gwendoline always seems to really embrace her Star Wars character, so it was no surprise to see her wearing this custom silver gown by Gucci. A fabulous piece that really evokes the presence of Captain Phasma, it is perfect inspiration for an ‘everyday cosplay’ concept.

Gwendoline Christie on the red carpet for The Last Jedi premiere Gwendoline Christie on the red carpet for The Last Jedi premiere

Gwendoline Christie on the red carpet for The Last Jedi premiere Gwendoline Christie on the red carpet for The Last Jedi premiere

Kelly Marie Tran – Rose Tico

The lovely newcomer wore a stunning red strapless dress with train by Thai Nguyen Atelier. Check out more photos of her gown on the Thai Nguyen Atelier Instagram, and the Disney Studios Instagram (which Kelly took over for the evening event – check out this fun video of her friends reaction to her amazing dress).

Kelly Marie Tran on the red carpet for The Last Jedi premiere Kelly Marie Tran on the red carpet for The Last Jedi premiere Kelly Marie Tran on the red carpet for The Last Jedi premiere

Lupita Nyong’o – Maz Kanata

No stranger to the world of fashion, Lupita always looks amazing on the red carpet. Her stunning green strapless dress is by Halpern, with footwear by Jimmy Choo – check out more photos of her fabulous outfit.

Lupita Nyong'o on the red carpet for The Last Jedi premiere Lupita Nyong'o on the red carpet for The Last Jedi premiere Lupita Nyong'o on the red carpet for The Last Jedi premiere

Laura Dern – Amilyn Holdo

Laura wore a strapless black lace gown by Vivienne Westwood Couture, and coordinating lace boots by Christian Louboutin. A part of me was hoping to see Laura wear a purple dress, but that may be a little too close to her costume for a red carpet event.

Laura Dern on the red carpet for The Last Jedi premiere Laura Dern on the red carpet for The Last Jedi premiere Laura Dern on the red carpet for The Last Jedi premiere

Kathleen Kennedy – Lucasfilm President

Kathleen was looking sharp and well dressed as always, in a black jacket and pants.

Kathleen Kennedy on the red carpet for The Last Jedi premiere Kathleen Kennedy on the red carpet for The Last Jedi premiere Kathleen Kennedy on the red carpet for The Last Jedi premiere

Rayne Roberts – Creative Executive at Lucasfilm

Rayne wore a silver grey dress with shoulder strap details and dangling silver earrings – so gorgeous.

Rayne Roberts on the red carpet for The Last Jedi premiere Rayne Roberts on the red carpet for The Last Jedi premiere Rayne Roberts on the red carpet for The Last Jedi premiere

Carrie Fisher’s daughter Billie Lourd (who plays Kaydel Ko Connix) was also there, though sadly the StarWars.com team didn’t interview her on the live stream. She was wearing a stunning silver dress by Tom Ford, with an up-do hairstyle by Christian Wood, in reference to Princess Leia. Even her silver bracelet reminds me of the Lapponia bracelet worn by Leia during the medal ceremony in A New Hope. Sharp eyed fans recognised the ring she wore – Carrie wore the same ring to The Force Awakens premiere. An absolutely beautiful way to pay tribute to her mother.

More articles about the fashion on The Last Jedi red carpet –

VogueElleVanity Fair – BuzzFeed – Footwear News – Tom and LorenzoUS Magazine – AOL

Photos sourced from and belong to the Official Star Wars Youtube channel.

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