March Fabness 2012, Round 1: Prada Bracket

The polls on the Prada bracket have now closed, but vote on the other March Fabness polls now!

JESSICA CHASTAIN vs. PENELOPE CRUZ

JESSICA CHASTAIN: gown by Viktor & Rolf // PENELOPE CRUZ: gown by Givenchy
Let’s start off with some drama, shall we? Jessica Chastain goes for the gold in a funky asymmetrical Viktor & Rolf gown, while Penelope opts for an unconventional white Givenchy gown with zippers and lace galore.

JESSICA CHASTAIN: gown by Elie Saab // PENELOPE CRUZ: gown by Armani Privé
Looking for a bold color? Ms. Chastain offers us a classic redhead-in-green look, while Ms. Cruz gets metallic and futuristic in blood red.

JESSICA CHASTAIN: gown by Oscar de la Renta // PENELOPE CRUZ: gown by Oscar de la Renta
How do you play dress-up, dear readers? Are you a fan of Jessica’s purple strapless confection and fabulous turquoise jewelry, or Penelope’s sexy black ruffled gown?

JESSICA CHASTAIN: gown by Calvin Klein // PENELOPE CRUZ: gown by L’Wren Scott
Here, the ladies show off their ta-tas and their love of primary colors, with Jessica in a minimalist column gown by Calvin Klein and Penelope in curve-hugging, sequin-embellished L’Wren Scott.

JESSICA CHASTAIN: gown by Alexander McQueen // PENELOPE CRUZ: gown by Marchesa
Both actresses pull out all the stops for the big events. Are you more of a gilded McQueen or a periwinkle Marchesa sort of gal?

Who will it be?

BEYONCE vs. DITA VON TEESE

BEYONCE: dress by Lanvin // DITA VON TEESE: dress by Alexis Mabille
Both stars cover up the arms but show off the legs in their respective ensembles. Beyonce goes chic in a Lanvin LBD, while Dita gets couture in red Alexis Mabille.

BEYONCE: dress by Marc Jacobs // DITA VON TEESE: gown by Tadashi Shoji
Bey’s simple street style is chic, classic, and funky; but can it beat Dita’s sexy, old Hollywood glamour?

BEYONCE: gown by Michael Kors, purse by Alexander McQueen // DITA VON TEESE: gown by Jean Paul Gaultier
No star is complete without a black gown in her wardrobe. Do you prefer Bey’s leather cut-out gown? Or Dita’s goth-chic skeletal design?

BEYONCE: gown by Lanvin // DITA VON TEESE: gown by Jenny Packham
As the stars play dress up, who do you favor? Bey’s white gown with feather embellishments, or Dita’s blue gown with sequin embellishments?

BEYONCE: gown by Lanvin // DITA VON TEESE: gown by Alexis Mabille
The ladies up the drama in their fanciest digs. Bey showed off her baby bump in an orange goddess gown by Lanvin, as Dita chooses an exquisite floral-embellished gown by Alexis Mabille.

SALMA HAYEK vs. SELENA GOMEZ

SALMA HAYEK: dress by Gucci // SELENA GOMEZ: dress by Giambattista Valli
For the less formal events, the stars duke it out in higher hemlines. Does Salma’s cranberry Gucci cocktail dress trump Selena’s chic Giambattista Valli?

SALMA HAYEK: dress by Alexander McQueen // SELENA GOMEZ: dress by Marchesa, shoes by Casadei
The stars up the ante this time, with Ms. Hayek opting for a slightly longer skirt to counteract the hint of cleavage on top. Meanwhile, Ms. Gomez works the opposite: she balances the high-necked, long-sleeved aspects of the dress with its mega-short skirt.

SALMA HAYEK: gown by Gucci // SELENA GOMEZ: gown by Giorgio Armani, shoes by Jimmy Choo
Salma and Selena go all out for formalwear. Would you don the former’s strapless white-and-silver beaded Gucci gown? Or the latter’s V-necked, high-slitted gown that looks like liquid silver?

SALMA HAYEK: gown by Alexander McQueen // SELENA GOMEZ: gown by Dolce & Gabbana
Salma pairs her stunning nude gown (perfectly draped, of course) with soft, sexy curls. Selena opts for pin-straight locks to go with her dramatic, on-trend black cutout gown.

SALMA HAYEK: gown by Gucci // SELENA GOMEZ: gown by Dolce & Gabbana
At the end of the day, the choice is yours: Salma’s art deco/disco fabulous Gucci ball gown, or Selena’s gorgeous gray-white, lacy confection by Dolce & Gabbana?

EVAN RACHEL WOOD vs. RACHEL BILSON

EVAN RACHEL WOOD: dress by Gucci // RACHEL BILSON: top and pants by Erdem, purse by Giuseppe Zanotti, shoes by Christian Louboutin
A casual red carpet event is anything but for these stylish ladies. Evan works a plaid strapless dress with a super-trendy peplum skirt, as Rachel masterfully mixes prints and colors in a floral blouse and leopard-print pumps.

EVAN RACHEL WOOD: dress by Preen, shoes by Giuseppe Zanotti // RACHEL BILSON: top and shorts by Chanel, shoes by Christian Louboutin
The ladies have a black-and-white moment, as so many of us do. Are you a fan of Evan’s demure, feminine short-sleeved dress, or Rachel’s blouse, blazer, and shorts combo?

EVAN RACHEL WOOD: dress and shoes by Gucci // RACHEL BILSON: dress by Chanel, shoes by Brian Atwood
Are you a fan of a 1920s throwback, like Evan’s black and gold fringed flapper dress? Or do you go for minimalism and simplicity, like Rachel’s perfectly fit little white dress?

EVAN RACHEL WOOD: gown by Alessandra Rich, shoes by Christian Louboutin // RACHEL BILSON: dress by Suno
Evan serves up a piping hot dish of glamour in a black gown with a stunning striped-and-lace bodice and a sexy side slit. Rachel gives us boho-chic in a laid-back, mixed-print gown.

EVAN RACHEL WOOD: gown by Gucci Premiere, purse by Judith Leiber // RACHEL BILSON: dress and purse by Chanel, shoes by Casadei
But at the end of the day, the choice is yours, dear readers. Does dress-up mean full-length Gucci drama, from Evan’s plunging neckline to her stunning green feathers and sequins? Or is it all about stunning deconstruction and embellishment, like Rachel’s angelic Chanel confection?

Do your civic duty, dear readers.

Don’t forget to vote on the rest of the March Fabness brackets!


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