Tessa Thompson is making a significant case for wedding dressing IRL in recent looks while promoting her new movie Passing (in theaters now and available on streaming Nov. 10).
On Monday, the starlet took to Instagram to show off her latest looks for the film's press tour, which included two very different but both bridal-inspired looks. The first image in the Instagram gallery post captured Thompson's gorgeous Los Angeles premiere look: a layered and ruffled white tulle two-piece set by Giambattista Valli, which she wore with gold drop earrings, a black choker, and sky-high black platform heels. She finished the look with subtle glam by celebrity makeup artist Nina Park and a 1920s-inspired updo executed by hairstylist Kim Kimble.
Tessa opted for a black-and-white pinstripe tux by Alexander Vauthier paired with a crisp white button-down, a white flower lapel pin, and Maison Margiela Tabi heels for her second look. This time, Park delivered soft and glowy glam that included a rich red lip, and Kimble styled her hair into a finger-waved updo.
The actress appropriately captioned the post, "Bride + Groom." Both looks were styled by the Wayman and Micah styling team.
Another theme in Thompson's tour looks? Each one has been exclusively black-and-white, a play on the film's black-and-white cinematography, which reflects the movie's era. Last week, the actress shared an Instagram post that included three black-and-white dresses by Rodarte, which could all easily transfrom into a bridal moment.
One of the dresses featured a collar, statement sleeves, and a midsection bow, while the other two dresses had very feminine silhouettes. The long-sleeved midi dress included a ruffled chest, voluminous shoulders, and pearl buttons, and the third gown had a plunging lace neckline and an ivory satin skirt. All three looks are reminiscent of the movie's time era.
Last month, the actress also posted a photo with Michaela Coel, where Thompson wore a wedding-inspired suit made of ivory satin.
Passing tackles the conversation of race in the 1920s when two childhood friends Irene (Thompson) and Clara (Ruth Negga), both mixed-race, reconnect and discover the very different lives they lead: Irene married a Black doctor, and Clara married a white man from whom she hides her race.