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Taron Egerton Lit Up the Red Carpet at the Premiere of Rocketman

Taron Egerton Lit Up the Red Carpet at the Premiere of Rocketman

Camp was one way to describe the fashion at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall for the U.S. premiere of Rocketman (Sir Elton John’s biopic) last night, with the red carpet glistening as guests flaunted their finest rock-and-roll attire.

In attendance were Taron Egerton, who looked the part in a custom denim jacket he also wore onscreen playing the musical legend, and Jamie Bell, who portrays John’s longtime collaborator Bernie Taupin. Other cast members in attendance included Richard Madden and Bryce Dallas Howard, who stunned in a blue silk gown by The Vampire’s Wife. The film’s director, Dexter Fletcher, and producer David Furnish were also on the red carpet. (The latter could not be missed in his Alexander McQueen wide-leg pantsuit.)

The screening lured a wide array of A-listers: Anna Wintour, Academy Award winner Rami Malek, Bernie Taupin, Huma Abedin, and Valentino Garavani and Giancarlo Giammetti.

When asked about what would make this film a success, Bell said, “For Taron and me, there are only two opinions that matter—Elton’s and Bernie’s. If we make them happy, we are happy.”

From his challenging upbringing to his now musical-icon status, John’s journey, as the film shows, was not all song and dance. The movie hones in on the musician’s constant exploration for love and self-worth, and the addiction-riddled struggles of being a gay man in the spotlight during this era.

“I have been a fan of Elton John since I was very young, and aside from simply the incredible opportunity to portray him, the doors this film opened in terms of growth for me as an actor made taking part in it an easy choice,” said Egerton.

Following the screening, guests made their way to Central Park’s Tavern on the Green to keep the party going. In addition to DJ tunes and an epic slider bar, guests sipped on custom cocktails by the names of the Blue Jean Baby and the Rocketman. Spirits were high as the night came to a close and guests departed, but not before they had their moment in a photo booth complete with a piano and all the Elton John accoutrement they would ever need.