Celebrities gathered at the BAFTA Brits to Watch event to see Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge walk her first red carpet. And man, did she do it with style and grace.
KATE MIDDLETON in Alexander McQueen
The princess hit her first ever Hollywood event in Alexander McQueen – is there a better way to kick off your red carpet debut? Mega-stars flocked to the BAFTA (that’s British Academy of Film and Television Artists) “Brits to Watch” event, where even the A-listiest Americans fawned over the royal couple. But Kate wins, because she is a princess, and dressed like one, repping a British designer at a British event celebrating British people… in Los Angeles. Which is pretty phenomenal. Sure, the silvery-shiny accessories are a tad uninspired, but she’s stunning.
MARY-LOUISE PARKER in Dolce & Gabbana
Kudos to the Weeds star, even though that break above the knee is making the proportions of this gown completely wacky. The gown is still lovely, and the color is great on her.
NICOLE KIDMAN in Elie Saab
Ice queen you may be, Nicole, but there’s only one princess at this party, and it ain’t you. The purse brings it to a very bridesmaid place.
I’m not a fan of the cowl neck, and certainly not with that hair. (Those must be extensions, but why bother with all that fake hair if it’s going to lay there limply?) There’s something about all that draping that reminds me of a melting glacier. Or a past-her-prime ice queen.
RITA WILSON in Elie Saab
Ladies – stop pairing your blue glittery gowns with shiny silver satin purses! It’s not your daughter’s bat mitzvah!
ELISABETH MOSS in J. Mendel
First of all, Taylor Swift wore a way cuter version of this dress about a year ago. Second, WEAR A COLOR. Especially if you’re a gal with porcelain skin. If you can’t tell skin from dress from purse without squinting, it’s a no-go, darling.
JENNIFER GARNER in Yves Saint Laurent
Everyone raved over this, but I’m no fan. I think it fits her terribly, and I think that sad, droopy draping is particularly unflattering. It looks like Yves Saint Laurent stopped halfway through draping a lovely gown, and just threw it on Jennifer Garner.
ANNA KOURNIKOVA in Tadashi Shoji
Fun color, interesting dress, awful shoes – too busy with all that fabric. The hair is a little absurd for a grown woman, though.
BLAKE LIVELY in Marchesa
I don’t understand why Blake Lively gets to throw on a sheet and we are expected to ooh and aah over it. She’s wearing a lace tablecloth, with barely a nightie under it, with a stripper’s shoes and earrings so large, I’m shocked she can lift her head up. Blonde hair and a big smile can’t save you from looking like a hot disaster, Blake.
KRISTIN CHENOWETH in BCBG Max Azria
Well, the hair and makeup are certainly promoting Kristin’s country side! And not in a good way. But the dress is a new concept for her – that is, longer than her buttcheeks – and we love this girl too much to judge her too harshly.
ELIZABETH BANKS in Versace
CAT DEELEY in Christian Dior
CAN EVERYONE START WEARING DRESSES INSTEAD OF LINENS, PLEASE?
JENNIFER LOPEZ in Emilio Pucci
I just threw up in my mouth.
We’ll begin with the obvious: this reeks of desperation, and she’d need to go up three sizes for it to actually fit her. Once again, I find myself able to see J.Lo’s bellybutton through her dress, and this time, it’s accompanied by an unnecessary amount of her left under-boob/upper-belly area. And that SLEEVE, that sleeve from hell! I hate it like I hate Hitler!
But wait, there’s more…
The dress is far too long, the fabric is puckering at every seam, and the back isn’t laying correctly at all. And, let’s just say it – her ass looks like it’s suffocating.