DUBAI: British actress Jodie Comer may be the red carpet’s most exciting new face. Set to storm theaters this week with her new film “The Last Duel,” the Emmy award-winning actress is making waves during her global press tour promoting the forthcoming historical drama.
Whether stunning fans in a Givenchy creation in Paris or taking to the Venice Film Festival red carpet in a knit Alaia dress, Comer has certainly pulled off a lineup of arresting looks in a short time.
This week, she stepped out at the premiere of “The Last Duel” at New York’s Rose Theater at the Lincoln Center looking the picture of elegance as she walked the red carpet, wearing a refined and streamlined look from Lebanese couturier Elie Saab. The “Killing Eve” star chose a black double-breasted coat dress with a satin collar from the Beirut-born designer’s Fall 2021 ready-to-wear collection.
The coat dress was the ultimate embodiment of comfort and sophistication. She elevated the look with a pair of black, sheer tights from Wolford, a Bulgari necklace and open-toed Jimmy Choo sandals.
Saab presented his eponymous label’s Fall 2021 ready-to-wear collection in March.
The over-80-piece offering boasted both daytime and evening options and was punctuated with glamorous, heavily-embellished gowns, pleated maxi skirts, expertly-tailored separates and flared jumpsuits.
“The Last Duel” is a gripping tale of betrayal and vengeance based on real events in 14th century France. Comer takes on the role of Marguerite — a noble woman who wants to see justice for a heinous crime committed against her.
Marguerite accuses squire Jacques Le Gris (Adam Driver) of rape. This leads her husband Jean de Carrouges (Matt Damon) to challenge Jacques to trial by combat, in what became the last legally sanctioned duel in France’s history.
The film presents the events from different points of view, an idea that director Ridley Scott had after watching the 1950 Japanese film “Rashomon,” which saw several people explaining the same story from different points of view.
The Elie Saab Fall 2021 ready-to-wear collection was an ode to strong and powerful women, so Comer’s choice of attire at the premiere was a rather fitting one.