Caped, sparkling, and ready to go, Captain Marvel actress Brie Larson brought high-fashion to heroic heights for the opening ceremony of the Avengers Assemble: Flight Force ride at the Avengers Campus in Disneyland Paris (which officially opens to the public July 20).
Opting for a custom Oscar de la Renta ensemble, the Academy Award-winning actress looked regal in her bespoke creation, courtesy of co-creative directors Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia. With a navy and gold-embellished “hand-embroidered celestial sequin cape” draped over her shoulders, Larson donned a metallic gold fringed paillette cropped top seen in the brand’s Fall 2022 collection, revealing the Marvel star’s sculpted abs.
Sporting wide-leg navy slacks, the actress’ full-outfit required over 400 hours of craftsmanship at the fashion house’s New York atelier, according to the brand.
Styled by Samantha McMillen, the actress adorned a pair of gold starburst earrings by Djula Jewelry. With her honey-blonde waves blown out and parted to the side, Larson’s natural and glowing makeup was the perfect pairing to her high-octane superhero style moment.
The brand provided a behind-the-scenes look with close-up snapshots showing how the garment’s high-shine elements were created through hand-stitching techniques (see below).
Captain Marvel was released in 2019, becoming Marvel Studios’ very first solo female-led superhero movie and a box office smash, grossing over $1.1 billion worldwide. While it earned positive critical reviews, the film was met with sexist controversy, after being targeted by internet trolls who Photoshopped promotional photos and left fake, negative reviews before the film’s release, according to Vox.
Larson took the moment to be unapologetic during her press tour and shared why her character was important to see on screen. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly Larson said, “There’s just no question that we would have to show what it means to be all different kinds of women, that we don’t just have one type. To me, that’s a part of what the meditation of this movie is: It’s female strength, but what is female strength? What are the different ways that can look?”
According to Uproxx she also posted on her Instagram Story in response to critics who Photoshopped a smile onto her promotional images of the film. “Breaking news: You can be you,” she wrote, according to the website. “That means you can smile or not. You can be strong in the ways you want to be. You can own who you are. If anyone tells you different don’t trust them.”
Captain Marvel’s follow-up film, The Marvels, is expected to hit theaters in July of 2023, according to IMdb.