If anyone was going to deliver a last-minute red carpet curveball on the final night of the London Film Festival, it would be Emma Corrin. Attending the premiere of the queer romantic drama My Policeman—in which Corrin stars alongside Harry Styles and David Dawson—the actor stepped out in a look perfectly befitting of their off-kilter eye for fashion. Namely, a glossy JW Anderson mini dress designed to resemble a goldfish tied up in a plastic bag. (Teamed with Cartier drop earrings, of course.)
Working with their stylist Harry Lambert, Corrin has never been afraid to lean a little weird on the red carpet: Balloon bras and pocket watches, anyone? But the fact the pair still have the ability to surprise is testament to their mutual creativity—as well as their willingness to embrace the stranger, more subversive whims of the designers they regularly collaborate with.
Naturally, Corrin’s latest dress came straight off the runway, first presented as part of Anderson’s spring 2023 show in a gambling arcade in London’s Soho last month. The collection nodded to the visual motifs of the early internet—dolphins, sunsets, the planet earth—but twisted them into something a little more sinister. Given Lambert and Corrin’s meta approach to red-carpet dressing, we’re sure the metaphor of the goldfish bowl and celebrity wasn’t lost on them—but more than anything, it just seemed like they were having a whole lot of silly, surrealist fun.