As the coronavirus pandemic continues to challenge the nation, we’ve been able to get a more intimate and much more relatable look into celebrities’ lives. Virtual awards shows have, quite literally, given us access inside their homes, as actors and actresses accept awards in sweatpants with a family member weeping in the background. It’s undeniably a weird time in history, which is why we weren’t entirely surprised to see that Halle Berry dressed up in luxury eveningwear to take photos in her backyard on Wednesday, March 10. 

In the photo series, the actress dons a long-sleeved, sheer butterfly-embellished crop top and a voluminous black tulle skirt designed by Christian Siriano as part of the fashion designer’s all-recycled Pre-Fall 2021 collection. Berry posted three breathtaking images in the gown and one video walking in the two-piece number for dramatic effect, all of which show off the 54-year-old’s insanely toned body (the latter went unnoticed by approximately no one). In the accompanying caption, she fittingly wrote, “Looking for a red carpet moment.”

Christian Siriano, Halle Berry
Look 6 from the Christian Siriano Pre-Fall 2021 collection

Siriano reposted the star’s photos to his own Instagram feed, noting that Berry is the first celebrity to wear his eponymous label’s collection (specifically Look 6) since its official runway debut in December 2020. In the caption, he encouraged fashion lovers to dress up à la Berry. “Let’s be glamorous at home, everyone!” he wrote. Take note that you can purchase the Ohio native’s exact outfit on the designer’s website. The top costs $2,300 and the ball skirt, $4,900.

This isn’t the first time the John Wick: Chapter 3 star’s dressed up for an at-home photoshoot wearing all-designer in recent weeks. On February 21, she posted a photo wearing an oversized LaQuan Smith SS21 blouse sans pants, teamed with Kate Maconie snakeskin heels. Berry’s 6.8 million followers went wild over the leggy moment, which appears to have been photographed in the same location as her Siriano number: a sunny, lush green garden that has East Coast residents like myself near tears impatiently awaiting spring. 

The takeaway? Berry makes a strong case for dressing up to feel like ourselves. For her, that means dressing up for a red carpet and frolicking around the garden in heels. For people like myself, that means putting on shoes instead of slippers. But no matter which you align with more, one thing’s for sure: the actress is fashion and beauty goals.

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