It seems appropriate that Gugu Mbatha-Raw has a preference for gold ensembles.
Gugu is actually short for Gugulethu, which is Zulu for “our treasure.” And every single one of this celebrity’s red carpet appearances is true sartorial gold. The Dr. Who darling doesn’t exclusively opt for gilded dresses, but each of her ensembles is a real gem, no matter what.
Gugu has a preference for Burberry but she’s also turned to Hugo Boss for gleaming red carpet wear. She isn’t afraid to try drastically different outfits, either, ranging from royal blue Oscar de la Renta paillettes to rosy satin from Wes Gordon and even glistening black scales from Louis Vuitton.
Her ensembles are frequently topped off by a smooth updo. But when she cuts loose with her gorgeous natural curls, the result is pure glamour.
Her taste for gold even extends to her accessories. On one occasion, a shining Valentino clutch of mottled metallics lit up her look.
And how about her goldenrod Narciso Rodriguez gown shaped by spaghetti straps and side cut outs? Need we say more? Gold is definitely this celeb’s color. Turning 35 this April 21, we look forward to more gold medal appearances from Gugu. — jas