The Week in Celebrity Fashion, Part 2

There’s no time for small talk.

LADY GAGA at Jingle Ball in Los Angeles // gown by Giorgio Armani

Photo: Getty

WORK IT IN YOUR GLITTER AND GIANT SHOULDERS AND GLOVES AND MOTORCYCLE AND BOOTS AND TITS, GAGA! I mean, this is exactly what Lady Gaga should be wearing at this point in her career, John Lennon glasses included.

EMMA WATSON in Hong Kong // dress by Elie Saab, shoes by Jimmy Choo

Photo: ChinaFotoPress/Getty

This was my Fall 2011 couture red carpet prediction for Elle Fanning, but I do love it here on Emma. Now that the holiday season is in full swing, I can’t complain too much about silver and gold shoes – they’re practically mandatory for starlets this time of year. These shoes aren’t my favorite, but the color of that dress is phenomenal, and it fits her perfectly. Not sold on the red lips or slick hair, but with a dress this cute, it’s hard to care. Let’s check it from the back:

Photo: Celebutopia

Boom. Fabulous. And the cocktail ring is to die for, darling.

LEA MICHELE in Burbank, CA // dress by Emilio Pucci, shoes by Christian Louboutin

Photo: Paul Drinkwater/AP

I’m no Pucci fan, and this is unreasonably short on her, but God, does she look good. I love the print, the sleeves, the fit, and that beautiful lacy hemline,  but it’s a lot of leg. And as always, she’s got her sternum proudly on display, a trend I’ll never understand.

DIANNA AGRON in Los Angeles // dress by Mary Katrantzou, shoes by Rodarte for Opening Ceremony

Photo: Michael Buckner/Wireimage

Well, I’m never quite supportive of these Mary Katrantzou dresses that all the hipster starlets are wearing nowadays, but this is one of the less offensive ones. It doesn’t have a fishbowl on it or anything, so I guess it passes. Anyway, her hair and makeup are stunning, and that headband is really what makes me not mind the way-too-much-pattern of the dress. She really does look kind of ethereal and lovely, which makes for a nice contrast with the booties. It’s not an awards show look, but it’s definitely a “celebrating your Nylon cover” look. (More on that fabulous mod Nylon shoot here.)

AMANDA SEYFRIED in New York City // dress by Alberta Ferretti, shoes by Jimmy Choo

Photo: Ryan McCune/Patrickmcmullan.com/Sipa Press

I’d love this dress if it were in a color. I don’t think very long, very thin necklaces look good on anybody, and the hair is a little weird. It’s like she was attempting a 1920s thing and gave up halfway through.

FREIDA PINTO at the Chanel Pre-Fall 2012 show in Paris // dress by Chanel, shoes by Roger Vivier

Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty

Love the dress, but that belt does nothing for it. I hate women women wear black ankle booties with frilly cocktail dresses, but Freida still looks pretty damn great. Dig the jewelry, and the laid-back wavy hair.

SHAILENE WOODLEY in Beverly Hills // dress by Prabal Gurung, shoes by Rachel Zoe

Photo: Lionel Hahn/Abaca

The young up-and-comer might not have the hair and makeup down just yet, and girlfriend needs a pair of earrings stat. But I’m a fan of this dress, particularly the skirt. It could have an aging effect on a girl this young, but she pulls it off.

FELICITY JONES in Beverly Hills // dress by Calvin Klein, shoes by Miu Miu

Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty

I’m glad Felicity Jones exists, because I was really getting tired of Zooey Deschanel. With her dark hair, light eyes, waiflike innocence and penchant for dressing like a child, Felicity seems like a solid replacement. Love the color of this dress on her, but she needs to accessorize it a little more to make it look less like a doll’s dress.

KATE BOSWORTH in Beverly Hills // dress and purse by Mulberry

Photo: Lionel Hahn/Abaca

Boring, but I dig the color of those shoes.

EMMY ROSSUM in Beverly Hills // suit by Hugo Boss, purse and shoes by Rachel Zoe

Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty

I don’t know why you’d wear burgundy shoes with an eggplant suit, but she still looks pretty damn good. It’s far from perfect, but the individual pieces are nice, and the color of that suit is pretty great on her.

KIRSTEN DUNST in Beverly Hills // dress by Burberry, purse by Chanel, shoes by Dolce & Gabbana

Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty

I do want this coat more than life itself, but a look this simple needs more than black pumps and a quilted Chanel purse.

CATHERINE, DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE in London // dress by Zara, blazer by Ralph Lauren

Photo: David Hartley/Rupert Hartley/Rex

You bring back that nude pantyhose trend, Princess! I love it!

JESSICA BIEL in New York City // dress by Victoria Beckham

Photo: Xposure

Probably the best she’s ever looked, and then I scroll down to her ankles and laugh my head off for ten minutes. Seriously, I love going for a bit of a risk with the shoe, but those are hideous. They’re a fucking optical illusion. The stick-straight hair and giant hoops are kind of dated, too.

CLAIRE DANES in New York City // dress by Valentino

Photo: Celebutopia

I don’t love where the waist on this dress falls. I know that seems nitpicky, but it throws off the proportions of the whole dress and makes everything look just a little odd. The skirt hits at the right place length-wise, but it splits from the top at such a strange place. If the top were less stiff-looking and a little more delicate, this could be a great dress.

AMBER HEARD at the Los Angeles premiere of Sherlock Holmes

Photo: Rex

I’m already over her, and she’s only been on my radar for like a hot second.

SARAH JESSICA PARKER in New York City // purse by VBH, tights by Wolford, shoes by Manolo Blahnik

Photo: Rex

How many wrinkled garbage bags can we parade around as dresses this decade? Oh, and that purse is the ugliest effing thing I’ve ever seen.

SARAH JESSICA PARKER in New York City // dress and coat by Valentino, tights by American Apparel, shoes by Jimmy Choo

Photo: Tom & Lorenzo

You can judge all you want, and I sort of do too, but I can’t pretend I wouldn’t LOVE to wear this outfit, head-to-toe. Beautiful dress, amazing coat, fierce belt and purse, the world’s greatest stockings, and the SHOES. TO DIE FOR.

JESSICA CHASTAIN at the Marrakech Film Festival // dress by Louis Vuitton, shoes by Jimmy Choo

Photo: Nicolas Briquet/Abaca

Love the hair and makeup; hate everything else. Nude tones are not your friend, dear Jessica.

JESSICA CHASTAIN at the Marrakech Film Festival // shoes by Jimmy Choo

Photo: Splash News Online

And though green is definitely her color (like all other redheads on earth), this little girl’s Christmas party dress looks absurd on her.


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6 responses to The Week in Celebrity Fashion, Part 2

  1. Ashleigh

    Jessica Chastain’s first dress looks like the slightly sexier version of my grandmother’s sleepwear.

  2. Molly

    How do people still find Kate Middleton stylish? My friend has that dress and it is so much more worthy of a great display than what Kate did to it. She needs help with putting outfits together because by themselves, that dress and coat are amazing but not together. Its times like these that I wish William and Harry had a sister to get Kate to step it up.
    SJP is an idiot. Thats the only thing that could possibly explain those blue tights. Or she has a personality disorder…either one. Take your pick.

    • democracydiva – Author

      I think she’s stylish, but emphasis on the “ish.” I definitely hate when people call her a “fashion icon,” though, because it’s just not true.
      And I stand by the blue tights. Maybe not on a woman in her forties like SJP – for God’s sake, I’m 23 and I’M probably too old to get away with those stockings – but I love them all the same.

      • That’s more or less exactly what I was going to say about SJP’s second look. Yes, I agree, I’d love to wear it head-to-toe as well, but we’re 23. She just looks ridiculous in that.

      • Molly

        I agree about the “ish” part. I have never hated what she wore, but she gets far to much credit for being so dull.
        I think SJP’s tights would work on a girl like Hailee Steinfeld, but no one older than her unless worn in a really sophisticated way. 🙂

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