Red Carpet Watch: ‘Iron Man 3’ Premiere Round-up

This has been a long time coming (as has another RCW post) but I thought I’d assemble an Iron Man 3 premiere special – taking into account the Seoul photocall and premiere, Beijing premiere, Moscow photocall, Munich photocall, Paris premiere, London photocall and premiere.



Here’s RDJs first outing on the Iron Man 3 promotional tour. And it’s a fairly standard choice for the star – a suit paired with trainers. This is pretty much his uniform but he always has some twist on that too. The whole colour scheme is based on cool colours with the white edging on the jacket brightening up the whole outfit. For me, the oddest combination is the tie and shirt as they are so similar in tone…it’s not necessarily a bad thing, just unexpected.

Wearing Vivienne Westwood.

Wearing Vivienne Westwood. I’m all for an unconventional suit but this one is just too out there, even for me. I love the tuxedo jacket, with its unusual shawl lapels. The trousers? I’m less keen on the large satin section – I know it’s a play off the traditional braiding down tuxedos but in this combination I think less is more. The oddest thing is the shirt, what appears to be some kind of scarf and I’m not a fan of the trainers. His photocall shoes were much better.



To my mind this is much better. The trousers are following the same sort of style as the Vivienne Westwood ones from Seoul but they’re a little bit more…restrained so to speak. Because the rest of the outfit is that bit more subdued it’s easier to play up the satin panels. And losing white on the trainers is another great aspect – if you have to wear them that is.


Wearing Ferragamo.

Wearing Ferragamo. This time the white on the trainers is perfectly fine – it’s daytime and worn with jeans. Something that might not be noticed straight away is the suit jacket. The evening wear jacket with satin shawl lapels not dissimilar in look to the Westwood tuxedo in Seoul. In this picture the jacket looks to be in a navy blue rather than black but this could all be perception due to the light blue shirt and tie, and the day light.


Wearing Kaufman Franco.

Wearing Kaufmanfranco. I really like this dress. I’m a fan of monochrome outfits providing they have something interesting to add – the neckline and contrasting black waist band are those such factors. But maybe some burst of colour would’ve been nice too? (I couldn’t bring myself to include and talk about the lederhosen RDJ wore. I just couldn’t.)


Wearing Erdem.

Wearing Erdem. After Paltrow’s monochrome choice for Munich here we have lots of colour. It takes a few glances but I am a fan of it. There’s a lot going on – what with the full on flower pattern and the Balmain-esque extreme shoulder pads – but it grows on me. I applaud the bravery.


This might be my favourite outfit so far. I used to be anti-velvet, now I’ve had a change of heart. I’m enjoying the tuxedo jacket and trousers, the silver tie and the grey and red checked shirt. And, I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I’m also loving the white detailing on the trainers – maybe its because it isn’t on the soles.


Iron Man 3 - Photocall

Downey Jr wearing Gucci. Blue is a good colour for Downey and the stripey jacket makes a nice contrast with his jeans. And the satin blue tie pulls out the blue in the jacket, with the white shirt brightening out the entire outfit.

Wearing Christian Dior.

Wearing Christian Dior. I think I prefer this to her Erdem number – I love some masculine tailoring. It’s another monochrome outfit with interesting detailing. I think all I can say is how much I love this.

Wearing Gucci.

Wearing Gucci. This could be a traditional evening suit were it not for the grey cloth – that’s unusual in itself. Add in the rarely seen double-breasted jacket and you’ve got a great combination. It is both verging on traditional and verging on unusual. The tie is a wonderful feature but, for me, it’s the grey cloth that is the biggest hit.

Wearing Lanvin.

Wearing Lanvin. More masculine tailoring, but this time for Rebecca Hall. It’s a risky choice (as in very little fabric at the top) but Hall pulls it off. Everything else is kept sleek and sharp to play off the tuxedo influence, with the extra fabric flow on the trousers creating a harem style trousers – more contrast against the sharp lapels and shoulder pads.

Robert Downey Jr and Susan Downey

Just for funsies.

S x


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