KEIRA KNIGHTLEY in London // gown by Burberry Prorsum, purse by Chanel
This was my Pre-Fall 2012 red carpet prediction for Rachel Zoe, but it’s better than I ever imagined on Keira. The color is truly perfect, the shoulders are divine, and she looks ridiculously statuesque. Love the cocktail ring and the simple clutch; it’s just enough style with the bow-adorned belt.
And from the back, it’s positively breathtaking. Bow down.
CATE BLANCHETT at the AACTA Awards // dress by Alexander McQueen, purse by Roger Vivier
Fucking FABULOUS dress that few women besides Cate could pull off. I’d have switched up the hair and the shoes, but I love love love this silhouette on her. The neckline and cap sleeves look so antique and exquisite, like she’s wearing something from the Victorian era instead of the 21st century. That’s a tough thing to pull off, so I’d salute her for it, then kick her in the leg so I could steal her purse.
ZOE SALDANA at Sundance Film Festival // dress and purse by Alexander McQueen, shoes by Casadei
An almost identical McQueen silhouette, but with a more futuristic neckline and in black, of course. I think the white McQueen clutch was an incredibly obvious choice, and the basic pumps, while lovely, are similarly uninspired. Also, an ankle bracelet? What is she, fourteen and at sleepaway camp? But I can’t deny that she’s working the shit out of this dress and that belt, which totally suits her.
RACHEL MCADAMS in Los Angeles // gown by Peter Som, shoes by Jimmy Choo
Best I’ve seen her look in quite awhile, although you can kind of see her bra through the dress. But the slit is just high enough, the simple shoes were a smart choice, the clutch is fab, and the gown? I mean, the colors are so lovely on her, and I love Peter Som’s t-shirt gowns, so I’m pretty much sold.
RACHEL MCADAMS in New York City // dress by Andrew Gn, shoes by Christian Louboutin
I think if you want to do a puffy sleeve like that, the sleeves need to be shorter or longer. Doing the puff at the elbow makes her whole body look wider, and the shortness of the skirt doesn’t help that. Otherwise, it’s a cute dress, cleanly but chic-ly accessorized, if not particularly interesting.
RACHEL MCADAMS // dress by Peter Som, coat by Roland Mouret
All adorable pieces (the shoes in particular), but it’s just too matchy-matchy for me, with the blue of the shoe matching the top of the dress and the beige cap-toe matching the coat. But she made quite a style splash this week with three relatively awesome red carpet looks, so I’m excited to see what else she’s bringing to the table.
MICHELLE WILLIAMS in New York City // dress by Erdem, shoes by Giuseppe Zanotti
Positively beautiful, but too expected for me to give her too many accolades. The gray peep-toes are fabulous, but she could have gone a lot of different ways with the shoe choice, and I”m not sure this was the best one. The dress is of course gorgeous – I fully believe that no one today does colorful florals like Erdem. (See Jessica Alba’s pants, Elizabeth Olsen’s gown, and Rachel Bilson’s blouse for proof.)
JENNIFER LOPEZ in New York City // coat by Dolce & Gabbana, purse by Kzeniya, shoes by Charlotte Olympia
You go and get it with your spectacular cotton-candy coat, bitch! I love it! The gray collar is just incredibly chic, and I think any Barbie doll would stab J.Lo for a chance to wear that coat. Of course, the red shoe was a silly choice, but what can you do.
JENNIFER LOPEZ in New York City // scarf by Gucci, pants by The Row, purse by Fendi, shoes by Christian Dior
Let’s start with the hilarious: the combination of glorified pajama pants (they might be designed by The Row and worth hundreds, if not thousands, but let’s be honest, they’re pajamas) and LACE-UP PLATFORM ANKLE BOOTIES. Is she kidding? At what event are both pajama pants and stripper shoes necessary? It’s inconceivable. But that Fendi bag is phenomenal.
VANESSA HUDGENS in Los Angeles // gown by Maria Lucia Hohan
Unequivocally the best Vanessa has ever looked, but that still doesn’t place her at the top of my list for the week. The good: color! Not looking like coked-out Hollywood hipster! Not wearing anything that looks remotely like a spiderweb! It’s astounding. But you could still do with grabbing a size that actually fits you – the bodice is too tight and too shirt, and the skirt is miles too long. But good effort, Hudge! Keep it up!
VANESSA HUDGENS in Los Angeles // dress by Pamella Roland
Aw, look at her, trying to go the cleaned-up route! Isn’t she precious. Although I find it hard to take a girl seriously in a white dress when I’ve seen her vagina splayed across the internet. Regardless, it’s another solid effort, though the dress looks like a prom-friendly version of a real designer dress, instead of the real deal. But the pumps are working, and once she can wear less than a dozen rings at a time, we’ll be good to go!
DREW BARRYMORE // dress by J. Crew, shoes by Brian Atwood
Drew! You look astonishingly well put-together! Is there a new stylist I should thank for an adorable dress and killer shoes? I mean, you’re on television, so I think black stockings were not a great choice, and that dress is miles too big and gives you no shape whatsoever. But kudos on the color choices.
Almost distressingly classy. Madonna, of all people, in a conservative every-starlet glittering LBD and black peep-toe platforms? Has she put the ridiculous behind her? You can even see her hands!!
MADONNA in Indianapolis // ensemble by Jean Paul Gaultier
Oh, good. Back to the crazy Madge we know and love. I’m halfway between loving and hating this, and I think I’m coming up on the side of, “It’s Madonna. What else can you expect?” But I do think the gloves are becoming a totally weird thing for her, and she might be too old for a shrunken vest that belongs on a fourteen-year-old emo girl.
ROONEY MARA in Tokyo // jacket and leggings by Givenchy
I see Rooney’s still holding fast to the black and white thing. I swear, if she doesn’t pull out a ridiculous, amazing color at the Oscars after all this, I’ll be so disappointed. Anyway, that jacket is all kinds of beautiful, but I hate the length of the sleeve. Not short enough to be cropped, but short enough to look like she’s grown a few inches since this jacket last fit her.
KATHERINE HEIGL at the Paris premiere of One for the Money // gown by Maria Lucia Hohan
She’s so boring I can barely keep my eyes open long enough to look at this picture, but it’s a hell of a lot better than her usual crap. Sure, it bears no resemblance to a color and appears to have been run over by a limo in the parking lot, but it’s only one size too small instead of the usual four. That’s a start, right? The twisting in the bodice is actually lovely, but it can’t carry the whole look.
BLAKE LIVELY in New York City // dress and skirt (layered over dress) by Valentino, shoes by Christian Louboutin
Here’s the situation: Blake Lively is wearing a blue Valentino skirt OVER a white Valentino dress. Is there a person out there in the blogosphere who can explain why she would do this? Seriously, this cannot become a thing. Let’s take a stand here and now, dear readers: no layering skirts on top of dresses on the red carpet.
ASHLEY GREENE in Los Angeles // dress by Oscar de la Renta, shoes by Casadei
The shoes are ugly, it’s under-accessorized, and the dress itself doesn’t work on her. The length is wrong, the hair’s a mess… sorry, Ashley. Put a little more effort in next time.
MIRANDA KERR at the AACTA Awards // gown by Collette Dinnigan, purse by Bulgari, shoes by Prada
I’m not a fan. I think we’ve all seen a high-slitted, shiny draped one-shouldered satin gown before, and this one isn’t impressive enough to be anything other than boring. And I simply do not understand why a woman as beautiful as Miranda feels the need to wear so much goddamn makeup.
MIA WASIKOWSKA at the AATCA Awards // dress by Miu Miu
The hair makes her look like a German schoolboy; the lipstick is the worst possible shade for her; she’s wearing a pink elastic waistband as a dress with a granny sports bra under it; I literally thought she was barefoot, so nude are her shoes. Well, there you have it. I don’t like a single thing about this. Congratulations, Mia.