Faith, trust, and lots of pixie dust. Yara Shahidi’s dress looked straight out of Neverland at the world premiere of “Peter Pan & Wendy” on April 20 in London. The actor, who plays Tinker Bell in Disney’s live-action Peter Pan adaptation, wore a mockneck Alexander McQueen gown dripping in sparkly gold fringe. The magical dress also featured sequins forming an intricate chevron pattern, as well as angular cutouts at the waist. While Tinker Bell is canonically known for her short green minidress, Shahidi’s ethereal look could still be interpreted as a modern take on the iconic character.
Styled by Jason Bolden, the look was paired with delicate Cartier jewelry, matching the gold in Shahidi’s outfit to the yellow diamonds in her earrings. Shahidi kept her hair back in tight braids and added a small cat-eye and glittery liner to her otherwise natural glam.
In some of the promotional images for “Peter Pan & Wendy,” Shahidi’s Tinker Bell is pictured flying through the air in a delicate green dress and floral bodice. This red carpet version, however, seems more in line with Shahidi’s personal sense of style. Previously, she wore a similarly show-stopping beaded Dior gown to the 2021 Met Gala, saying the look was a tribute to Josephine Baker. She later attended the 2021 Emmys in an electric green Dior dress with a 1950s silhouette. Still, this Tinker Bell-inspired gown might just be her best work yet.