Jada Pinkett Smith Wore An Optical Illusion Dress To The "Bad Boys: Ride Or Die" Premiere, And It Needs To Be Seen

Jada Pinkett Smith Wore An Optical Illusion Dress To The "Bad Boys: Ride Or Die" Premiere, And It Needs To Be Seen

We need an emergency Red Table Talk episode to discuss Jada Pinkett Smith's latest fashion choices in depth.

Jada Pinkett Smith, wearing a yellow turban and green shirt, holds hands with Adrienne Banfield-Norris and Willow Smith, who are off-frame, on "Red Table Talk."

Let me be extremely clear. One thing Ms. Jada is going to do is dress for the occasion, and her latest ensembles have me doing a double-take.

Jada Pinkett Smith at the Los Angeles LGBT Center Gala, wearing a sleeveless, black gown with spaghetti straps, standing in front of a backdrop with event logos
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I still remember when she showed up to the Los Angeles premiere for Emancipation in this phenomenal dress from Stéphane Rolland's fall/winter 2022 haute couture collection.

Jada Pinkett Smith wears an elegant white gown with a dramatic ruffled train at the "Emancipation" event
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And my memory of the infamous 2022 Oscar night is primarily focused on Jada's emerald gown from Jean Paul Gaultier and Glenn Martens and nothing else because it was absolutely stunning.

Jada Pinkett Smith wearing a dramatic, ruched green gown with a high neckline and long train on the red carpet
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Now, she has appeared alongside her family at the Los Angeles premiere of Bad Boys: Ride or Die in a dress that has me scratching my head at its mesmerizing optical illusion design.

Jada Pinkett Smith on red carpet, wearing a sheer, geometric-patterned dress at an event for "Emancipation."
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The sheer, floor-length dress is from Iris van Herpen's 2017 fall collection. The design is known as the "Hypnosis" technique, which "involves tens of thousands of plotter-cut mini ripples that continuously dissect the dress through each movement of the body, revealing skin in between the whimsical spheroid patterns."

A model walks the runway wearing a sheer geometric dress with intricate patterns and braided hair at a fashion show
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The illusion is based on "Suminagashi," which is the art of Japanese floating ink on water, creating marbled waves that move faster than the eye can follow.

Model wearing a flowing, sheer dress with a striped pattern walks down a runway with their back facing the camera, hair appearing styled wet
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Jada paired it with black sandal heels and sensible stud earrings, which highlighted the dress's ornate form.

Jada Pinkett Smith on the red carpet wearing a sheer, geometric-patterned gown with a deep V-neckline
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It's enchanting!

Jada Pinkett Smith in a sheer, geometric-patterned gown stands on the red carpet. There are large letters from the movie title "Bad Boys for Life" in the background
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If it feels like deja vu, Jada wore a similar dress to the world premiere of Bad Boys: Ride or Die in Dubai on May 22. In an Instagram post, Jada noted that the black-and-white Iris van Herpen dress was "perfect for a Dubai red carpet" since it's "a region that loves architecture."

Jada Pinkett Smith in a patterned dress poses at a movie premiere against a backdrop featuring movie artwork
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Here's the back of the dress.

Jada Pinkett Smith poses on the red carpet in an intricate, futuristic dress at the "Bad Boys for Life" premiere, featuring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence in the background poster
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Of course, Jada didn't shut down the Los Angeles blue carpet alone. Her fashion-forward family of superstars joined her.

Her daughter, "Meet Me At Our Spot" singer Willow Smith, wore a checkered pattern suit from Acne Studios' fall 2024 collection.

Willow Smith in a checkered suit and Jada Pinkett Smith in a sheer, fringed dress pose together at the "Bad Boys for Life" premiere event
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Her son, rapper and actor Jaden Smith, opted for a black-and-white ensemble, wearing oversized jeans and a black puffer vest over a traditional white shirt and tie.

Willow Smith in a plaid suit and Jaden Smith in a layered white shirt and black vest with baggy pants at a public event
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Jada's mother, Adrienne Banfield-Norris, aka "Gammy," was timeless in a fitted blue denim gown with gold accessories.

Will Smith with his entire family
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Will's eldest son Trey wore a traditional forest green suit with matching sneakers, which were fitted and fresh.

Will Smith, Jaden Smith, and family pose together in stylish outfits at a red carpet event for "Bad Boys for Life." They are dressed in designer attire
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And finally, Will, the star of the premiere, was dressed in classic Mike Lowrey fashion: a monochrome black suit, skull cap, and shades.

Will Smith in a black suit and Jada Pinkett Smith in a sheer, geometric-patterned dress pose together on the red carpet at the "Bad Boys" premiere
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Real talk: This family has been straight-fire in the fashion game for a hot minute.

Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, Trey Smith, Jaden Smith, and Willow Smith pose together on the red carpet. Jada wears a sleeveless green dress
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Everybody and their mama looked amazing.

Jada Pinkett Smith looks to the side with a surprised expression during an episode of "Red Table Talk." She is wearing a light-colored blouse