The much-awaited Netflix fantasy movie The School for Good and Evil finally hit the streaming service on Wednesday.
Directed by Paul Feig, who co-wrote the screenplay with David Magee, the film stars an ensemble cast top-billed by Sophia Anne Caruso as Sophie and Sofia Wylie as Agatha.
It also features award-winning actors Charlize Theron, Kerry Washington, Michelle Yeoh, and Laurence Fishburne as the school deans and teachers.
The School for Good and Evil stars an ensemble cast, including Michelle Yeoh, Charlize Theron, and Kerry Washington (Credit: Netflix)
On Tuesday night, The School for Good and Evil cast stepped out in full force and brought their fashion A-game to the Regency Village Theatre for the Los Angeles premiere of their new movie.
Here are 5 of the best-dressed stars at last Tuesday’s premiere.
1. Charlize Theron in Dior
Charlize, who stars as Lady Leonora Lesso, the Dean of the School for Evil, dressed the part in an all-black ensemble from Dior’s Resort 2023 collection, which pays tribute to the “richness of Andalusian savoir-faire in a passionate dialogue between Dior ateliers and Spanish artisans.”
Charlize Theron leads the glamour in an all-black Dior outfit for Netflix’s The School for Good and Evil LA premiere on October 18, 2022 (Credit: PAPIXS / INSTARimages / Cover Images)
The 47-year-old actress brought medieval glamour to the carpet as she modeled a billowing silk taffeta maxi skirt. It had a modest train, a cummerbund-style waistband, and a daring waist-high slit that showed a glimpse of her knickers and an eyeful of her fishnet-wrapped legs.
She coordinated with black floral lace knee-high boots, a silk sheer button-up shirt with a floral brooch attached to the collar, and a black bra underneath.
Charlize Theron showcases her legs in a black taffeta maxi skirt with a thigh-high slit paired with a see-through sheer blouse (Credit: Faye’s Vision / Cover Images)
Allowing her racy-grunge ensemble to take center stage, the Monster actress accessorized with subtle jewelry. She wore a Delfina Delettrez 1987 cuff earring, a $2,900 Anita Ko baguette ear cuff, an Ananya diamond band, a gold and diamond Grace Lee helix ring, and an oval ring.
Theron opted for soft makeup with glossy pink lipstick, mascara, and a hint of blush on her cheeks. And for her short tresses, she pulled them back into a ponytail with side-swept bangs.
Charlize Theron wears soft pink makeup and ties her short hair back into a ponytail (Credit: Faye’s Vision / Cover Images)
2. Kerry Washington in Ralph Lauren
Kerry Washington plays Prof. Clarissa Dovey, Dean of the School for Good, in the movie. As Theron’s “good” counterpart, she contrasted her style with a green ensemble by Ralph Lauren.
Showcasing her washboard abs, the 45-year-old actress wore a cropped knit polo and an iridescent green maxi skirt with a dramatic long train that trailed behind her as she walked the carpet.
Kerry Washington contrasts Theron’s outfit in a green two-piece Ralph Lauren ensemble (Credit: Faye’s Vision / Cover Images)
The silk taffeta skirt, which was a custom design from the American fashion brand‘s Spring 2023 collection, also featured a wrap silhouette and a thigh-high slit that allowed her to parade her toned pins.
The Save the Last Dance actress elevated her height with Jimmy Choo’s Max platform sandals in brow satin. These sandals have thin ankle straps, curved toe straps, and sky-high 6-inch stiletto heels.
Kerry Washington showcases her abs and legs in a green Ralph Lauren crop polo and an iridescent green maxi skirt (Credit: Faye’s Vision / Cover Images)
A pair of diamond earrings and a diamond ring rounded out Washington’s ensemble.
As for her beauty look, the Scandal star debuted a “bixie” haircut, which is a combination of a pixie and a bob, created by Larry Sims. She paired her bowl-cut hair with bright red lip color and cat-eye makeup, care of makeup artist Carola Gonzalez.
Kerry Washington debuts a bowl-cut bixie bob hairstyle and adds a pop of color to her look with red lipstick (Credit: PAPIXS / INSTARimages / Cover Images)
3. Michelle Yeoh in Gucci
Michelle Yeoh is Prof. Emma Anemone, the Beautification teacher, in the movie. And on Tuesday, she brightened up the beige carpet in a sunshine yellow dress from Gucci’s Resort 2023 collection.
The Crazy Rich Asians star was hard to ignore in the velvet yellow number that featured long sleeves and a draped skirt with a thigh-high slit.
Michelle Yeoh brightens up the beige carpet in a velvety yellow Gucci dress with teal By Far pumps and a Gabriela Hearst bag (Credit: Faye’s Vision / Cover Images)
Styled by Jordan Johnson Chung, Yeoh paired the look with teal pumps from By Far, a matching teal suede bag from Gabriela Hearst, and jewelry from Irene Neuwirth. She wore a pair of teardrop earrings and a statement ring.
Beauty-wise, Yeoh kept her wavy tresses off her face and styled them into a ponytail with several strands resting on her right shoulder. She glammed up with minimal makeup that consisted of winged eyeliner, nude lipstick, and matching blush.
Michelle Yeoh sweeps her tresses into a wavy ponytail and highlights her eyes with cat eyeliner (Credit: PAPIXS / INSTARimages / Cover Images)
4. Sophia Anne Caruso in Tarik Ediz
Like Charlize, Sophia Anne Caruso, whose character in the movie was sent to the School for Evil, dressed the part in a black tulle gown by Tarik Ediz.
The classic black gown had a strapless sweetheart neckline and a voluminous floor-sweeping tulle skirt.
Sophia Anne Caruso channels Audrey Hepburn in Tarik Ediz black tulle gown (Credit: Faye’s Vision / Cover Images)
Sophia kept the look elegant with diamond jewelry by Neil Lane. She wore a pair of diamond drop earrings, a diamond necklace, and a diamond bangle.
Channeling Audrey Hepburn, the 21-year-old actress styled her hair in an elegant fringed updo. She then wore fluttery lashes, eyeliner, and a swipe of neutral lipstick.
Sophia Anne Caruso wears Audrey Hepburn hairstyle and accessorizes with Neil Lane jewelry (Credit: Faye’s Vision / Cover Images)
5. Sofia Wylie in Nicole + Felicia
On the contrary, Sofia Wylie, whose character was sent to the Good side, wore a contrasting pale yellow gown from Nicole + Felicia’s Spring 2022 Couture collection.
It’s a strapless tulle gown designed with whimsical feathers all over, from the pleated fan bodice to the tiered floor-length skirt.
Sofia Wylie wows in a pale yellow Nicole + Felicia tulle feather gown (Credit: Faye’s Vision / Cover Images)
Styled by Wilford Lenov, Sofia paired her stunning gown with Stuart Weitzman shoes, Anabela Chan Canary chandelier earrings, and Angara rings.
The 18-year-old actress had her curly tresses pulled up into a sleek center-parted updo by hairstylist Alexander Armand, while her face was gorgeously made-up with a pop of red lipstick by makeup artist Robert Bryan.
Sofia Wylie wears a neat curly updo and a pop of red lip color (Credit: Faye’s Vision / Cover Images)
What Is The School for Good and Evil About?
The School for Good and Evil is a 2022 fantasy movie based on the first book of the novels series of the same name by Soman Chainani, which you can buy on Amazon.
Sofia Wylie and Sophia Anne Caruso lead the Netflix fantasy movie The School for Good and Evil (Credit: Netflix)
It follows best friends, Sophie and Agatha (played by Sophia Anne Caruso and Sofia Wylie, respectively), who are taken away from their medieval town to an enchanted school, where students are trained to become heroes and villains to protect the balance between good and evil in the fantasy world.
The School for Good and Evil Reviews
Although it was touted as one of the most anticipated movies this year, The School for Good and Evil, unfortunately, failed to meet expectations.
It received negative reviews from critics, who praised the cast but criticized the narrative and storytelling.
On Rotten Tomatoes, 35% of 52 critics’ reviews are positive, with an average rating of 4.90/10.
The critics’ consensus reads: “The cast is game and the visuals are dazzling, but a deeply derivative narrative means The School for Good and Evil flunks on the storytelling front.”
The School for Good and Evil received negative reviews from critics, who praised the cast but criticized the narrative and storytelling (Credit: Netflix)
Variety’s Peter Debruge called the movie a Harry Potter rip-off, saying, “Sure, it’s a Harry Potter rip-off, but had Feig taken the time to let the film breathe, it might have stood on its own. Unlike Hogwarts, where fresh surprises lay waiting around every corner, this school seems to exist in concept only—and not a particularly good one at that.”
For David Ehrlich of Indie Wire, The School for Good and Evil “might be the most aggressively convoluted YA movie” he’s ever seen. He also compared it to Harry Potter but with “princesses, fairies, and a random assortment of literary characters from the public domain.”