Damn, Dame Helen Mirren! We can’t even see 90% of your fit at the premiere of Catherine the Great and you still scored Big Fit of the Day?
Let’s break down how she did it. She’s got one simple secret, peasants: she’s being carried into her own film premiere in a custom sedan chair.
What is a custom sedan chair, you ask, in your plebeian voice, from your totally common chair that merely swivels? Well: it’s a type of human-powered box-shaped vehicle in which two to four attendants carry a person of extreme import. That means she can sit down and get where she needs to go stress free, without having to...move. Wow. Sedan chairs were very common in the 18th century, which means they are exactly the type of thing that Catherine the Great often moved around (or didn’t) in, if this priceless Russian egg is to be believed.
Nothing gets the Big Fit blood pumping like a total commitment to the look, and that’s exactly what Mirren—who eventually stepped out of the sedan chair to reveal a very regal iced out neck and ears as well as a strong quilted peplum top and extremely wide-legged silk trousers—did.
Originally Appeared on GQ