Photographer: Diabe Sale
Stylist: Thomas Christos assisted by Sydney Engelhart
Outfit: Valentino Haute Couture by Pierpaolo Piccioli
Tailor/Alterations: Luba’s Tailoring and Éteri Couture
Makeup Artist: Fiona Stiles using Mineral Fusion and Tweezerman
Hairstylist: Larry Sims using Flawless By Gabrielle Union
Manicurist: Thuy Nguyen
Clutch: Tyler Ellis
Figure hugging dresses are difficult to pull off, but leave it to Gabrielle Union to make the impossible, possible. For this year’s Vanity Fair Oscar Afterparty, she donned an incredible creation. Want to know more? Read further.
For the famed mundane event, Gabrielle wore a Valentino Haute Couture brown tube bead-embroidered dress from the Spring 2022 Anatomy Of Couture collection.
The Black beauty accessorized the look with Messika Exotic Charm earrings, a Messika Exotic Charm ring, Messika ‘Toi et Moi‘ ring with 7.06ct and 17.04ct pear cut diamonds in white gold among other diamond rings. She completed everything with a pair of black sandals and a black marbled plexi Tyler Ellis Lily Clutch with gold hardware.
Makeup artist Fiona Stiles did the actress’ makeup using Mineral Fusion products. The tones used were browns and bronzes with a little help from false lashes–here are the products if you’d like to recreate the look:
– Mineral Fusion – Liquid Foundation in ‘Deep 4‘ & ‘Deep 5‘;
– Mineral Fusion – Refillable Concealer Palette in ‘Decadence‘;
– Mineral Fusion – Liquid Concealer in ‘Dark Deep‘;
– Mineral Fusion – Pressed Powder Foundation in ‘Deep 3‘, ‘Deep 5‘ on perimeter, ‘Warm 7‘ in center of face;
– Mineral Fusion – Complexion Refillable Palette in ‘Night Life‘ using ‘Dance til Dawn‘ bronzer as contour and ‘Wine & Dine‘ for highlight;
– Mineral Fusion – Retractable Brow Pencil in ‘Dark Brown‘;
– Mineral Fusion – Eye Pencil in ‘Coal‘;
– Mineral Fusion – Eye Shadow Refillable Palette in ‘Coffee Break‘ (‘Medium‘ and ‘Dark Brown‘ on bottom row);
– Mineral Fusion – Complexion Refillable Palette in ‘Night Life‘ (golden bronze shimmer and warm matte brown top row);
– Mineral Fusion – Eye Shadow Refillable Palette in ‘Rock Show‘ – black shade (bottom right);
– Mineral Fusion – Volumizing Mascara;
– Mineral Fusion – Sheer Moisture Lip Tint in ‘Glisten‘ with Hydro Shine Lip Plumper lightly glossed on top.
Union‘s hair was styled in a structured abstract ponytail by the expert hands of Larry Sims using Flawless by Gabrielle Union products while her almond shaped nails were painted by manicurist Thuy Nguyen who applied little gold flecks on them, creating a perfect chic combo for the outfit.
Look at how radiant and beautiful she is, and as someone who saw her during Fashion Week, I can assure you she is even cuter in person.