The Week in Celebrity Fashion, Part 2

We’ve got Gaga as a giant merkin, Lea Michele making it too easy to poke fun at her, and plenty of fugness and fabness from the front rows of Paris Fashion Week. 

in London


Gaga at her finest. I may never rest until I find those glasses. They’re seriously all I can think about. Love the lace dress, the fur shawl, the white gloves, and those phenomenal mint-green platforms.

LADY GAGA in London

Photo: Tom & Lorenzo

And then we get to Gaga at her worst, where she looks like a giant merkin.

LEA MICHELE at the Hollywood premiere of American Horror Story // top by ASOS, shoes by Brian Atwood

Photo: Michael Tran/FilmMagic

Lea, I of all people understand where you’re coming from. I too am a woman of small stature. And though I don’t love admitting it, I too have worn shirts as dresses in public. However, I was wise enough to leave that particular fashion faux pas behind once I hit my twenties. You really need to do the same. (And yes, I looked up the outfit – ASOS calls it a top, not a dress.)

And aside from the fact that someone could perform a full gynecological exam on you without removing your clothes, the top of this dress is all kinds of fugly, those shoes were a terrible choice, and that bowl cut is not really a good look for anyone. Oh, and you know how people (read: Sarah Hyland) make fun of you for how you pose on the red carpet? That face is why.

NAYA RIVERA at the Hollywood premiere of American Horror Story // dress by Intellexual Property

Photo: Michael Buckner/Getty

Um, yum! A fun little twist on a black and white dress, with that kind of draped overlay. And the shoes are delish.

KATE MARA at the Hollywood premiere of American Horror Story // dress by Christian Dior, purse by Swarovski

Photo: Michael Tran/FilmMagic

It’s just too immature. Unless you’re stopping at this red carpet event on your way to your best friend’s bat mitzvah, this isn’t really appropriate. The girly ruffles, the bright purple, the skinny high belt that serves no purpose (one of my biggest peeves), the lack of jewelry, and the stick-straight hair just scream adolescence.

ELIZABETH OLSEN at a Nylon magazine event in New York City // skirt by Erdem, shoes by Carven

Photo: Jamie McCarthy/WireImage

Easy-breezy hair and eye makeup with red lips is a fun look, and I am all about this skirt. She was smart to pair a busy, colorful print with a black top and black pumps, and I like that the proportions feel a little vintage.

RACHEL BILSON in New York City // dress by Suno, blazer by Vanessa Bruno, shoes by Christian Louboutin

Photo: Neilson Barnard/Getty

I like to pride myself on my blazer collection, but it doesn’t hold a candle to Rachel Bilson’s. This bitch literally owns a fierce blazer in every conceivable cut, color, print, and fabric. This particular jacket is an adorable color and works perfectly with her white lace top and skirt. I’m usually not a fan of those round-toed suede pumps, but they look way cuter with an ankle strap, and that taupe color is a lot more palatable than the greens and blues I’ve seen in similar shoes.

KIRSTEN DUNST at the New York premiere of Melancholia // gown by Chloé, shoes by Sonia Rykiel

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage

Oof. That lumpily-draped top is just too unflattering. The shape of this gown really does nothing for her.

KIRSTEN DUNST at a Bulgari event // gown by Derek Lam, purse by Bulgari

Photo: Rex

FIERCE. And you know these slightly over-sized, loose-fitting dresses rarely look good off the runway, so it’s impressive that K.Dunst can pull it off. The purse would be ridiculous with anything else, but with such a sharp, crisp, classic white dress, a giant statement purse is totally appropriate.

CLEMENCE POESY at the Chanel Spring 2012 show in Paris // dress by Chanel

Photo: Rex

Sometimes I forget that Fleur Delacour can dress like her life depends on it. She’s got that perfect French style without seeming pretentious, or worse, totally fake. This dress is really gorgeous on her, and she styled it appropriately. Her hair and makeup are always a tiny bit too underdone for me, but a fresh-faced lady on the red carpet is a refreshing sight.

OLIVIA PALERMO at the Giambattista Valli Spring 2012 show in Paris // dress by Giambattista Valli, sunglasses by Wunderkind, bag by Marchesa, shoes by Charlotte Olympia

Photo: Rex

There’s so-ugly-it’s-cute, and there’s REALLY FUCKING UGLY. This dress is, quite obviously, the latter. But those sunglasses are precious.

JESSICA BIEL at the Giambattista Valli Spring 2012 show in Paris

Photo: Rex

I’ll take the accessories and leave everything else. Why does she so often insist on dressing three times her age? Honey, you’re not a post-menopausal Upper East Side housewife, so stop dressing like one.

JESSICA BIEL at the Valentino Spring 2012 show in Paris


It makes me sad when someone wears a bunch of pieces that are individually stunning and look like hell in a handbasket together. Great dress, shoes, coat, and purse, but together, it’s this weird mish-mosh of robin’s egg blue and gray/nude/taupe, and the effect is just kind of blech.

ALEXA CHUNG at the Valentino Spring 2012 show in Paris // dress by Valentino, sunglasses by Charlotte Olympia

Photo: Barcroft Media

What is it about hipsters and unwashed, unbrushed hair? Like, how does mental patient hair suddenly legitimize you as interesting and indie and cool? Oh, right. It doesn’t. You just look like an asshole.

ALEXA CHUNG at the Yves Saint Laurent Spring 2012 show in Paris

Photo: Getty

See? She could almost look normal if it weren’t for the motherfucking hair! It’s just destroying my will to live.

SALMA HAYEK at the Yves Saint Laurent Spring 2012 show in Paris

Photo: Getty

Snooze. Too dull. But I hope your ankle feels better soon, darling!

HAILEE STEINFELD at Paris Fashion Week // dress, purse and shoes by Miu Miu

Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty

Is there anybody cuter on planet earth? This dress is AMAZING – it seems simultaneously tailor-made for Hailee but also universally wearable. The blue purse was basically a stroke of genius, and she just looks so happy and refreshingly normal – if normal girls went to fashion shows in Paris wearing head-to-toe Miu Miu.

LINDSAY LOHAN at the Kanye West Spring 2012 show in Paris

Photo: Tom & Lorenzo

Apparently, Lindsay Lohan is starring in a new reality series entitled “The Real Sister-Wives of Salt Lake City,” in which desperate Mormon housewives don traditional prairie garb while foregoing long skirts and anything that resembles a bra.

SARAH JESSICA PARKER at a charity gala in New York City // dress by Donna Karan, blazer by Theyskens’ Theory

Photo: Theo Wargo/Getty

I don’t think a woman this small should ever wear a suit jacket that large. She looks like she’s playing dress-up in her grandparents’ closet, and pulled out her grandpa’s favorite blazer and her grandma’s sluttiest negligee.

MILLA JOVOVICH at the London premiere of Three Musketeers // gown by Salvatore Ferragamo, purse by Jimmy Choo, shoes by Brian Atwood

Photo: Tim Whitby/Getty

I’ve never had an opinion on Milla Jovovich before, but I do now: GET IT, GIRL! Seriously, she is bringing the fierce from every fucking angle. Hair and makeup could be a little better, but the gown is amazing, the accessories are delicious, and the jewelry? Every piece is just to die for.

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2 responses to The Week in Celebrity Fashion, Part 2

  1. I am a little in love with Jessica Biel’s shoes in the everything-is-individually-awesome-but-horrendous-together look. I want them almost as bad as the spiked Marc Jacobs shoes that mock me as I have to walk by on my way to class everyday.

  2. I love Hailee’s look! But there are so many here that don’t look good at all… Are people everywhere just going mental? But at least Alexa Chung slapped some sunglasses on in one look, covering the crazy eyes.

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