March Fabness 2012, Round 1: Valentino Bracket

Polls on the Valentino bracket have now closed. Keep voting on the other March Fabness brackets!

MIRANDA KERR vs. ANGELINA JOLIE

MIRANDA KERR: dress and shoes by Louis Vuitton // ANGELINA JOLIE: jumpsuit by Elie Saab
In case their romantic dresses in neutral tones aren’t enough to envy, let’s remember that these ladies go home with Orlando Bloom and Brad Pitt, respectively. Let’s judge them harshly, because they already have hot men and endless wardrobes.

MIRANDA KERR: dress by Peter Pilotto, purse by Calvin Klein, shoes by Nicholas Kirkwood // ANGELINA JOLIE: gown by Versace
Miranda is all kinds of modern in her geometric print and unique silhouette, but Angelina serves up old-fashioned glamour in high-slitted chocolate brown.

MIRANDA KERR: dress by Marchesa, shoes by Nicholas Kirkwood // ANGELINA JOLIE: gown and shoes by Atelier Versace, purse by Christian Louboutin
In Hollywood, white and ivory (and shoes to match) are always in season, as Ms. Kerr goes cropped in Marchesa and Ms. Jolie adds red accents in Versace.

MIRANDA KERR: gown by Michael Kors // ANGELINA JOLIE: gown by Jenny Packham
Both ladies can stun in a colorful gown, as proven on Miranda in pink and Angelina in orange.

MIRANDA KERR: gown and shoes by Michael Kors // ANGELINA JOLIE: gown by Michael Kors, purse by Jimmy Choo
And both share a love of high-slitted, side-cut-out, black Michael Kors gowns! (As does anyone who can afford one, I suppose.)

So, dear readers? Who’s the fabbest?

DIANE KRUGER vs. EMMA WATSON

DIANE KRUGER: tuxedo, purse, and shoes by Jason Wu // EMMA WATSON: dress by McQ, shoes by Christian Louboutin
Diane is dashing in a daring tuxedo-inspired suit and eye-catching accessories, but can she beat March Fabness 2011 Champion Emma Watson in an adorable plaid?

DIANE KRUGER: dress by Chanel // EMMA WATSON: dress by Elie Saab, shoes by Jimmy ChooDiane goes for a high-impact black-and-white Chanel sheath and dramatic boots, while Emma chooses a stunning blue confection by Elie Saab

DIANE KRUGER: gown by Jason Wu // EMMA WATSON: top and skirt by Jason Wu, purse by Charlotte Olympia, shoes by Jimmy Choo
The actresses duel in Jason Wu and black ankle-strap sandals! Ms. Kruger chooses a long-sleeved but high-slitted gown, and Ms. Watson opts for a textured, ruffled blouse in ivory.

DIANE KRUGER: gown by Elie Saab // EMMA WATSON: dress by Elie Saab
This time, it’s a war of Elie Saab dresses and shiny satin platform peep-toes! Diane’s full-length option is stunning, but Emma’s cocktail version is equally compelling.

DIANE KRUGER: gown by Giambattista Valli, purse by Judith Leiber // EMMA WATSON: dress by Valentino, shoes by Christian Louboutin

Let it never be said that these two ladies wouldn’t take a fashion risk! Diane mixes prints, textures, sequins and ombre into one truly incredible Giambattista Valli gown. Emma goes ballerina chic in a simpler but no less dramatic Valentino dress.

Which is the winner?

MICHELLE WILLIAMS vs. FLORENCE WELCH

MICHELLE WILLIAMS: dress by Erdem, shoes by Giuseppe Zanotti // FLORENCE WELCH: dress by Emilio Pucci
Michelle Williams hits the ground running in an adorable floral sheath, perfect for springtime. Florence Welch counters with a wintery version in black and silver.

MICHELLE WILLIAMS: gown by Valentino, purse by Lanvin, shoes by Roger Vivier // FLORENCE WELCH: jacket and dress by Chanel
But the ladies dress up to kill, as evidenced by Michelle’s dramatic red gown and Florence’s boho-chic jacket and gown.

MICHELLE WILLIAMS: gown and purse by Chanel // FLORENCE WELCH: gown by Naeem Khan
The ladies duel again in formalwear, as Ms. Williams’s black-and-white Chanel confronts Ms. Welch’s sparkling taupe Naeem Khan.

MICHELLE WILLIAMS: gown by Louis Vuitton, purse by Bottega Veneta // FLORENCE WELCH: gown by Gucci
Every fashionista needs a gown in a flawless, surprising color, and Michelle and Florence are no exception. They both show off drama and grace in fantastic hues.

MICHELLE WILLIAMS: gown by Jason Wu, purse by Judith Leiber // FLORENCE WELCH: gown and purse by Alexander McQueen
When it’s time to pull out all the stops, both women went long-sleeved and body-conscious, and both donned stunning gowns with elegance. But only one can be the winner:

ZOE SALDANA vs. ELIZABETH OLSEN

ZOE SALDANA: jacket and pants by Prabal Gurung, shoes by Nicholas Kirkwood for Prabal Gurung // ELIZABETH OLSEN: dress and shoes by Emilio Pucci, purse by Lena Erziak
They do casual right, these stars. Zoe Saldana shows off her flawless and unique style in an aqua blazer and printed pants to match. And Elizabeth Olsen’s beaded yellow dress is just angelic on a girl with her coloring.

ZOE SALDANA: dress by Prabal Gurung, purse by Alexander McQueen // ELIZABETH OLSEN: dress by Carven, purse by The Row, shoes by Vivienne Westwood
Both hit the town in something a little funky, with Zoe going color-blocked and shoulder-embellished in Prabal Gurung, and Elizabeth option for a crinkled navy cocktail dress by Carven.

ZOE SALDANA: gown by Calvin Klein // ELIZABETH OLSEN: gown by Erdem, purse by Salvatore Ferragamo
Once again, two ladies who know how to incorporate color into their formalwear! Ms. Saldana serves up fierce in canary yellow, and Ms. Olsen gets romantic in pink, red, and purple florals.

ZOE SALDANA: gown by Elie Saab // ELIZABETH OLSEN: gown by Chanel, shoes by Christian Louboutin
Both turn up the glitz and glitter when the occasion calls for it, with Zoe showing off a bright green column gown with a mega-flattering skinny belt. Elizabeth counters with a boho-chic blouse and skirt combo in ivory.

ZOE SALDANA: gown by Armani Privé, shoes by Nicholas Kirkwood // ELIZABETH OLSEN: gown by Valentino
Zoe kills it in Armani’s peppermint stripes and Elizabeth glows in Valentino lace.

Who will it be, dear readers?

Polls are still open on the Gucci and Dior brackets! Do your civic duty.


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5 responses to March Fabness 2012, Round 1: Valentino Bracket

  1. Allie

    Diane v. Emma is such an unlucky first round draw. They’re two of the top, in my opinion.

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