Inside Riverdale Star Camila Mendes’s Ultra-Chic Comic-Con
Sure, you can attend Comic-Con International dressed as your favorite superhero, but Riverdale star Camila Mendes chose to spend her time in San Diego wearing stunning looks direct from the runways. On-screen as Veronica Lodge on the hit TV show, Mendes embodies the sophistication of a former Park Avenue princess, but her off-duty wardrobe is all about offbeat chic. On hand for a panel dedicated to the series’s upcoming fourth season, Mendes and her stylist Chris Horan pulled out statement pieces like Off-White T-shirts, metallic Sandro miniskirts, and ruffled silk tops from Markarian for a vibe Mendes describes as “effortless and cool.” Though she tends to avoid outfits that echo the style of her famous character, Mendes couldn’t resist going “vintage Veronica” in an Olivier Theyskens corset and plaid culottes by Silvia Tcherassi on the convention’s final night.
Of course, it wasn’t all outfit changes and photo-ops. The convention offered Mendes the time to chill with castmates Lili Reinhart and Madelaine Petsch—they enjoyed a girls night watching Friends—and connect with some of Riverdale’s most passionate viewers. “My favorite part of Comic-Con is the signing booth,” says Mendes. “We get to interact with fans and hear them talk about how much the show means to them.”
Here, the actress guides Vogue through her Comic-Con experience, from getting prepped pre-panel to taking behind-the-scenes selfies with her co-stars.