One big job requirement of being a Hollywood starlet is gleefully (and fashionably) trotting the globe on press tours. While many (including Alicia Vikander) have explained how being an expert in their craft doesn’t necessarily translate to nailing the press circuit, actors and actresses are nonetheless required to attend a slew of premieres, media junkets and screenings, and look good doing it. Before we feel too sorry for them (not that a free trip to Hong Kong sounds that bad), remember they get to borrow all manner of stunning couture and hot-off-the-runway dresses. With a deluge of summer blockbusters in the pipeline, a selection of leading ladies have been churning out gorgeous looks left and right. Ahead, seven head-turning frocks that have caught our attention as of late.
The Academy Award winner sparkled in a sequined Louis Vuitton number complete with ruffled detail and a sexy thigh slit at the London premiere of Jason Bourne, the fifth installment of the Bourne franchise.
The German beauty won over our hearts once again with this romantic sheer cut-out lace gown by Jason Wu for the New York premiere of the crime drama The Infiltrator, in which she plays a federal agent who goes undercover to bring down a drug cartel.
Following a whirlwind press tour for her newest Woody Allen flick Café Society in Cannes, Kristen donned yet another Chanel ensemble during a screening in New York. The juxtaposition of Victorian-inspired ruffles and tough leather accents looked unexpectedly gorgeous on the actress.
Blake has been owning the pregnancy style game in a slew of covetable pieces while promoting her two films Café Society and The Shallows. We adore the latest look she donned to a screening in New York—a sweet dove gray mini designed by Carolina Herrera with an empire waist that's perfectly flattering for those expecting.
In the midst of her cross-country trek for the remake of Ghostbusters, the comedienne stepped out in a very summer-appropriate strawberry printed dress by Victoria, Victoria Beckham. We love the whimsical pattern (and can totally relate to needing to switch to flip-flops en route to the car).
Promoting her thriller Nerve alongside Dave Franco on Bravo's Watch What Happens, the It girl wowed in a metallic car wash pleated midi by Mathieu Mirano that pairs well with her platinum asymmetrical lob.
The Aussie actress has been absolutely killing it during her press junket for Legend of Tarzan this past month, but this art deco-inspired Miu Miu gown she wore for the London premiere is a particular standout.