Red Carpet Watch: ‘Iron Man 3’ Hollywood Premiere

This was the big premiere. The earlier Iron Man 3 premieres looked a bit half-hearted when you see the crowd that attended the Los Angeles one. So let’s get started:

Jaimie Alexander

Jaimie Alexander (Sif in Thor and Thor: The Dark World) wearing Marc Bouwer. I love the colour of this dress – I’m not sure why I like yellow so much but I do. And the simple shape works beautifully for Alexander. The one extravagance on this dress is the embellished neckline with a cut-out. It’s demure and sexy at the same time.

Robert Downey Jr., Susan Downey

Susan Downey and Robert Downey Jr. I love Susan’s dress and is it me or has Downey got a coordinated pocket square? Super cute. I love his three-piece suit but it’s still worn with typical Downey style – loose tie, unbuttoned shirt collar and trainers. The white is just too much for me. I’m sorry. (Maybe it’s the lifts in them too…)

Sebastian Stan

Sebastian Stan (Bucky Barnes in Captain America: The First Avenger and Captain America: The Winter Soldier) wearing John Varvatos. Very laid-back look. I’m not sure if this is a good or bad thing though. The most disappointing aspect is his hair. This makes no sense for Bucky…

Rebecca Hall

Rebecca Hall wearing Prada. I can’t bring myself to a decision as to whether this is a great dress or not…I think I like aspects of it. I definitely don’t like the shoes though.

Tom Hiddleston, Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky

Tom Hiddleston and Chris Hemsworth both look great – similar styles to previous premiere appearances. Hiddleston wearing a grey suit with sharp lines (and a pocket square) and Hemsworth wearing a blue suit in a more relaxed way.

Cobie Smulders

Cobie Smulders (Agent Maria Hill in Avengers Assemble) wearing Halston. I really like the simple style of this dress. And it’s red. We know how I love red. The relaxed seventies vibe of the dress is also played up and I love this.

Emily VanCamp

Emily VanCamp (Agent 13/Sharon Carter? in Captain America: The Winter Soldier) wearing Temperley London. I really like the shoes here – they have a total Deco style about them and I love everything and anything Art Deco-y. I’m less of a fan of the dress. I’m not sure why. I like the nude-y tone of it and the gold accents coordinated with the shoes but…I think it needs something more. Maybe it’s too simple a shape for me.

Kat Dennings

Kat Dennings (Darcy in Thor and Thor: The Dark World) wearing Dolce & Gabbana). There is a lot going on in this dress but somehow, it works. I love it. Saying that, I really don’t like the shoes. Really don’t. Loving the bright pink lips though so I’m going to concentrate on the good aspects.

Zachary Levi

Zachary Levi (Fandral in Thor: The Dark World) wearing Reiss. If we’re ticking boxes here we’ve got three-piece, pocket square and not black. The blue is pretty bright but it works. I really like it. It fits perfectly and the beige tie accent and brown shoes are great. I’m having fewer problems with Fandral’s re-casting now.

Don Cheadle

Don Cheadle wearing a sharp three-piece suit. The tie is a little too wide for my liking but that’s nearly too petty for words. It’s a good suit if not maybe a little wide…

Hayley Atwell

Hayley Atwell (Peggy Carter in Captain America: The First Avenger and Captain America: The Winter Soldier) wearing a Naven blouse (confirming that she’s not wearing a dress). I love the tuxedo jacket. Love it. I always love a tuxedo jacket. The skirt is a pencil skirt with a double-ended zip down the left side. This is amazing. The issue is the blouse. It’s…just a little odd. And I think it might be on the ¬†wrong side of sexy – just a bit too much emphasis on Atwell’s…assets. The necklace is pretty badass though. But I still love her.

Sir Ben Kingsley

Sir Ben Kingsley wearing a very simple black suit, black shirt combination. The yellow and black tie just adds some colour to brighten and lift the outfit.

Guy Pearce

Guy Pearce wearing Dolce & Gabbana. Simple, well-cut, relaxed. Not much to talk about. It’s a good look (and very different from his costume as Aldrich Killian).

Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow wearing Antonio Beradi. At first glance, mostly from this photo, the dress looks very impressive. Some interesting panels and sheer sections. And then there’s this photo. Now I have a very different impression of the dress. And it’s not an altogether great one…

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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.

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