The future of eveningwear is freedom, and no one embodies that idea better than Dakota Johnson. The Peanut Butter Falcon star sets her own trends, and at last night’s Governors Awards gala in Los Angeles, she did just that: arriving at the ceremony in a fresh take on the ball gown. In a full skirt and crop top by Brandon Maxwell, Johnson took a break from the bohemian ensembles she’s become associated with, mixing things up with minimalist pieces direct from the spring 2020 collections. As the grand finale of Maxwell’s latest show, the look didn’t skimp on drama—but it also offered a more relaxed version of a familiar red-carpet silhouette.
The all-white gown featured delicate pleats and spaghetti straps, with Johnson’s teensy bandeau top serving as the perfect complement for the voluminous skirt. The two-piece route offered a break from tradition, as well as a sexy flash of bare torso. Paired with Messika’s triangular diamond drop earrings, tousled waves by hairstylist Mark Townsend, and a bold plum lip courtesy of makeup artist Georgie Eisdell, the look felt effortless. Johnson and longtime stylist Kate Young continuously find ways to give high glamour a sense of ease—and this youthful remix of the ball gown only continues their winning streak.
Originally Appeared on Vogue