Gemma Chan wore Zuhair Murad to the UK premiere of Marvel’s Eternals the other night. It’s not unusual to see Zuhair Murad on a red carpet, almost everyone has worn Zuhair Murad. What’s surprised me is that, well, Zuhair Murad piece, are seldom my favourite. Body-con and sheer and a lot of embellishments isn’t generally my personal style preference. 


This look on Gemma though…

Gemma Chan attends the "The Eternals" UK Premiere at BFI IMAX Waterloo on October 27, 2021 in London, England

Much of what Zuhair Murad is known for is still represented here: we’re still getting a sheer skirt, the whole thing is tricked out and sparkly, there’s bare skin through the mid-section. But of course, the game-changer is the top half. And THAT HOOD.


I always love a soft hood like this. My previous favourite celebrity example was Anne Hathaway at the Met Gala in 2015:

Anne Hathaway attends the "China: Through The Looking Glass" Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City

Anne’s hood holds up, for sure, but it had its time, and now it’s time for a new Queen… 

Gemma is …like… whatever is 100 levels above exquisite. I can’t get enough of this embellished hood and the way it sits perfectly and frames her face – look at her face!


Gemma called this her “cosmic red riding hood” dream come true. And indeed, she is a dream, a breathtaking dream. 

Also, you know what makes this an extra flex? A few nights before, for the premiere in Rome, Gemma wore a two-piece black and silver outfit by Sohee Park that shares a lane with this Zuhair Murad: 


Most people wouldn’t want to go back-to-back on these outfits. It takes some real fashion swagger to roll these two looks out in the same week and know that you can still deliver a mic drop moment on the red carpet. That’s Gemma Chan.