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LADY GAGA: gown by Chanel // SOFIA VERGARA: gown by Reem Acra
Battle of the bridal gowns! Gaga’s voluminous gown was custom-made for her by Karl Lagerfeld, but Sofia opts for lower-key chicness in Reem Acra.
LADY GAGA: gown by Alexander McQueen // SOFIA VERGARA: gown by Vera Wang
Both ladies know how to show off the bod when it’s important (and when it’s not). But do you favor a gilded-and-feathered butt-accentuating McQueen gown, or a curve-hugging coral confection by Vera Wang?
LADY GAGA: ensemble by Salvatore Ferragamo // SOFIA VERGARA: gown by Missoni
Even Mondo Guerra, Master of the Houndstooth, might look at Gaga and say, “Honey, that’s a LOT of houndstooth.” But even a gypsy would tell Sofia she’s got too many damn bracelets on. So I guess that’s a wash.
LADY GAGA: dress by Versace, shoes by Christian Louboutin // SOFIA VERGARA: gown by Vera Wang
Gaga spent an entire season in Versace, accessorizing colorful printed looks with platinum wigs, giant sunglasses, and platform heels (like any good drag queen would). Meanwhile, Sofia diva-ed out at the Globes in an intricate navy mermaid gown.
The choice is yours, dear readers. Who’s the fabbest?
KIM KARDASHIAN: dress by Givenchy, shoes by Christian Louboutin // FERGIE: ensemble by Louis Vuitton
A shout-out to the March Fabness gods for pairing up Kim and Fergie, two women who can switch from urban dominatrix to Hollywood glam and back, all in the blink of an over-Botoxed eyelid.
KIM KARDASHIAN: gown by Antonio Berardi // FERGIE: gown by Marchesa
Battle of the Mermaid Gowns: Kim brings form-fitting winter white to the table as Ferg gets G to the L to the A-M-O-R-O-U-S in ethereal organza and lace.
KIM KARDASHIAN: dress by Alexander McQueen, purse by Jimmy Choo, shoes by Christian Louboutin // FERGIE: dress by Georges Chakra, purse by Herve Leger, shoes by Christian Louboutin
Every girl is a Louboutin girl (even those of us who’ve never had the pleasure of wearing them), but what kind of Louboutin girl are you, dear reader? Snakeskin ankle-strap platforms with a simple McQueen minidress? Or classic pointy silver pumps with a funky printed dress?
KIM KARDASHIAN: gown by Alexander McQueen // FERGIE: dress by Dolce & Gabbana, shoes by Christian Louboutin
These over-the-top stars brought it all out: bright colors and loud prints, mega-heels and platforms. So, dear readers? Which will it be?
KIRSTEN DUNST: dress by Dolce & Gabbana // HAILEE STEINFELD: dress, purse, and shoes by Miu Miu
Is a dress covered in tomatoes absurd, or awesome? And how does Kirsten’s look compare to Hailee’s colorblocked Miu Miu ensemble?
KIRSTEN DUNST: gown by Valentino // HAILEE STEINFELD: dress by Stella McCartney
When it’s time to hit a gala (which it always is), do you turn to one of Valentino’s ubiquitous black gowns with a sheer overlay? Or a more modern, golden-taupe colored McCartney dress with a short-in-the-front, long-in-the-back hemline?
KIRSTEN DUNST: jacket by Stella McCartney, pants by Rodarte, shoes by Jimmy Choo // HAILEE STEINFELD: suit by Louis Vuitton
You can’t go wrong with menswear for women – well, you totally can, but these lovely ladies did not. The question is, are you a California girl in a sun-colored suit or an East Coast type in a black tux?
KIRSTEN DUNST: gown by Chanel // HAILEE STEINFELD: dress by Miu Miu
Kirsten goes youthful in a tea-length floral-embellished glittery design, while Hailee gets mature in a nude shift with a bejeweled collar and matching nude accessories.
KIRSTEN DUNST: gown by Derek Lam, purse by Bulgari // HAILEE STEINFELD: dress by Versace
On Kirsten, white goes a long way – literally, with sleeves to the elbows and a full-length skirt. On Hailee, less is more – unless it’s a pop of color, in which case, more is more!
So which will it be?
VANESSA HUDGENS: gown by Jenny Packham // ANNE HATHAWAY: gown by Valentino
White and silver gown with a draped skirt? Check. Ethereal, angelically soft curls? Check. Vanessa’s vibe is more boho-chic, while Anne’s is good-girl-gone-whimsical – which is better?
VANESSA HUDGENS: dress by Pamella Roland // ANNE HATHAWAY: dress by Alexander McQueen, purse and shoes by Christian Louboutin
Both ladies donned strapless cocktail dresses with beaded/bedazzled bodices. Are you a fan of Vanessa’s white/silver combo, or Anne’s black & gold ensemble?
VANESSA HUDGENS: gown by Maria Lucia Hohan // ANNE HATHAWAY: dress, purse, and shoes in Alexander McQueen
But when these ladies go formal, they take different paths. Vanessa stays youthful and fanciful in a bright yellow strapless number, while Anne prefers a more refined, elegant silhouette with a high neckline.
VANESSA HUDGENS: dress by Alice + Olivia, purse by Chanel // ANNE HATHAWAY: dress by Valentino, shoes by Christian Louboutin
Nobody does texture better! Vanessa is adorable in her LWD with that fascinating textured skirt (perfectly styled with her peacoat and tan purse), while Anne gives us plenty of glam in a dress textured with glitz and glitter.
So who’s the winner?
Download the full bracket here! March Fabness 2012 Bracket