Three years after Guardians of the Galaxy became the go-to summer movie of 2014, the sequel is finally emerging. Though Marvel tends to keep a pretty tight lid on its secrets as it rolls out new superhero films, the cone of silence has started to lift as stars of the original movie like Zoe Saldana and Chris Pratt begin to make the press rounds in support of the film. In Guardians 2, Saldana plays Gamora, the adoptive sister of one of the primary antagonists of the film, but herself kind of a good guy. She reprises the role for the upcoming sequel, though the details of the film remain shrouded in mystery.
But when it comes to personal style, Saldana’s tendencies are clear — she favors conservative yet playful looks by brands like Burberry and Dolce & Gabbana; as a go-to actor for contemporary science fiction movies (think Star Trek and Avatar), she’ll occasionally opt for thematically appropriate looks like a Burberry midi dress patterned with a circuitboard design. More often, though, it’s a splashy floral, as was the case with the Pucci blouse and trousers combination she wore for a recent appearance on Access Hollywood in support of Guardians.
Who: Zoe Saldana.
When: Wednesday, March 22.
Where: Discussing her new film, Guardians of the Galaxy 2, on Access Hollywood.
What: A bright yellow blouse and trousers with a floral tapestry pattern by Emilio Pucci from the brand’s Pre-Fall 2017 collection.
Why: The look is trademark Pucci — the brand’s distinct floral swirl in a bright banana yellow — and in it, Saldana earns extra marks for execution. It’s not easy to wear Pucci without looking like a human tapestry. But Saldana foregoes the matching accessories (banana yellow jacket, pink and yellow sandals) with which the look showed in Pucci’s Pre-Fall 2017 lookbook, instead opting for simple black heels that upgrade the slouchy, silken loungewear look. The ensemble makes a strong case for the summer’s newest sartorial hack: Pick a pattern, any pattern.
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