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Actors often talk about bringing film scripts into their everyday lives to get a real feel for the role they’re set to portray on the silver screen.
Last night, Amber Heard proved she’s taken on the character of ‘Aquaman”s Mera with gusto after diving straight into the Queen of the Sea’s wardrobe for the blockbuster’s London premiere.
As a love interest of the waterborne superhero, the actress naturally took to the red carpet wearing a sweeping mermaid-inspired dress topped with an haute couture cap – which we’re pretty sure isn’t waterproof.
The 32-year-old plucked the plunging brocade dress from the Valentino Haute Couture Autumn/Winter 2018/2019 collection in tribute to her onscreen role.
Boasting earthy sea moss hues and a floral-emblazoned print, the gown featured an impressive train and cutout panelling across the waist – certainly a chic upgrade on the fairytale mermaid.
In a surprise move from the sartorially safe A-lister, Heard sought inspiration for the look directly from the runway with a retro cap fixed beneath her chin courtesy of a floral strap – also by Pierpaolo Piccioli for Valentino.
In keeping with the theme, she relied on nothing but a sole pearl earring and gold Brian Atwood platforms to finish.
Unsurprisingly, the outfit soon graced the headlines with social media users divided over the actress’ latest ensemble:
— Hanna Ines Flint (@HannaFlint) November 27, 2018
Amber Heard really wore a swimmers cap to the Aquaman premiere? Like, girl, wut.
— Ruqayyah☃️ (@handofatima) November 27, 2018
— Sian Watson (@sianwatson) November 26, 2018
— Hannah Wales (@hannahwalesy) November 26, 2018
It’s interesting to note that the creative director of Valentino has been the puppet master behind a string of headline-worthy red carpet looks in recent weeks.
Twitter users debated the look on social media, drawing comparisons to everything from a Walnut Whip to a Dalek.
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