Tessa Thompson Proved That This *Extra* Accessory Is Making a Serious Comeback

Tessa Thompson at the 2021 Gotham Awards

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While many of fashion's top names were busy either receiving or handing out awards at Monday night's Fashion Awards in London, a select few were holding down the fort in NYC at the 2021 Gotham Awards. One attendee, in particular, was Tessa Thompson, who used the occasion to test out one of winter's most over-the-top micro-trends: opera gloves. 

Thompson, the star of Passing, one of the evening's most-nominated films, arrived on the red carpet wearing a lilac-colored moiré gown from Bach Mai that featured a high-low bubble hemline and a strapless bodice. She paired the dress with the aforementioned black latex opera gloves, also from Bach Mai, and a simple pair of pumps. 

Her stunning ensemble managed to feel both reminiscent of the film's era—it's set in 1920s New York City—and today, when elbow-length gloves and moiré fabric are both spiking in popularity after making waves on the fall 2021 runways in February. Then again, her stylists, Wayman Bannerman and Micah McDonald, are some of the most renowned in fashion—of course, the look is good.

Keep scrolling to see her bold red carpet look and more ensembles from the 2021 Gotham Awards.

Tessa Thompson at the 2021 Gotham Awards

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On Tessa Thompson: Bach Mai gown and gloves

See more stunning red carpet looks from the 2021 Gotham Awards:

Dakota Johnson at the 2021 Gotham Awards

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WHO: Dakota Johnson

WEAR: Schiaparelli dress

Kristen Stewart at the 2021 Gotham Awards

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WHO: Kristen Stewart

WEAR: August Getty Atelier gown

Zazie Beetz at the 2021 Gotham Awards

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WHO: Zazie Beetz

WEAR: Christopher John Rogers dress

Jeremy O. Harris at the 2021 Gotham Awards

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WHO: Jeremy O. Harris

WEAR: Gucci suit

Hoyeon Jung at the 2021 Gotham Awards

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WHO: Hoyeon Jung

WEAR: Louis Vuitton gown

Maggie Gyllenhaal at the 2021 Gotham Awards

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WHO: Maggie Gyllenhaal

WEAR: Rodarte dress

Thandie Newton at the 2021 Gotham Awards

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WHO: Thandie Newton

WEAR: Oscar de la Renta dress; Cicada jewelry

Shop elbow-length gloves:

We're always down for a two-tone moment.

If you have $425 to spend on gloves, they might as well be from The Row.

Velvet and winter go hand in hand. (Pun intended.)

Going with a leather style only adds to the drama.

These are perfect if you're trying to re-create Tessa Thompson's red carpet look.

Rihanna knows how to make chic opera gloves.

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