The Week in Celebrity Fashion, Part 1

What are you waiting for, dear readers?

ANNA DELLO RUSSO at the Armani couture show in Paris // dress by Givenchy

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It’s got cut-outs and a peplum skirt, but it’s so much more than trendy. She twinkles like a diamond, her legs look stupendous, and the styling is impeccable. What else can you expect from Anna Dello Russo at a couture show? Oh, that’s right – THIS:

ANNA DELLO RUSSO in Paris // gown by Balenciaga, hat by Alan Journo, purse by Jason Wu

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CLÉMENCE POÉSY at the Valentino couture show in Paris // dress and purse by Valentino

Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty

It’s the perfect red, it fits her like a dream, and it has pockets (is there anything better than a dress with pockets?). Add that DELICIOUS studded clutch and a French attitude, and you’ve got Paris Fashion Week down to a science.

ANNE HATHAWAY in New York City // dress by Dolce & Gabbana, purse by Stella McCartney, shoes by Salvatore Ferragamo

Photo: Brad Barket/

I’m not in love with the bow-adorned flats, but the dress is adorable and so is Annie.

ANNE HATHAWAY in New York City // dress by Stella McCartney

Photo: Jeffrey Ufberg/WireImage

Oof. A peplum made of fringe, with a matching fringe bib? All you have to do is say it out loud to know how terrible an idea it is. Also, Annie, it’s not as if you’re actually walking around the city all day rather than being carried on four male models’ shoulders on a pillow made of hippogriff feathers, so could you opt for some heels rather than your dependable black flats?

MICHELLE OBAMA // dress by Chris Benz, belt by House of Lavande

Photo: Brock Miller/Splash News

Summertime perfection. The belt and the shoes are absolutely stunning.

DIANE KRUGER in New York City // dress by Vanessa Bruno, shoes by Givenchy

Photo: Cindy Ord/Getty

It’s pretty underwhelming for Diane, but it’s a cute little shift, in its own mod way. But you can usually count on Diane for more styling than just those white Givenchy sandals.

DIANE KRUGER in New York City // top and skirt by Louis Vuitton

Photo: Anthony Behar/Sipa

I tried to like this, dear readers, I truly did. But these colors just scream “1970s decor” and that skirt is such a sad, wrinkled mess at the bottom. And let’s face it, that’s a pajama top she’s wearing. I know great style streaks can’t last forever, but it saddens me to see Diane drop the ball.

DIANE KRUGER in Monaco // gown by Marchesa

Photo: Abergel/Sipa

If there’s anyone who can make Marchesa look regal, it’s Diane, but I still absolutely hate this. It’s the worst kind of Marchesa gown – all frills and embellishments and absurdity with absolutely no consideration of the woman’s body. It completely obscures her figure – she looks flat-chested and there’s no waist or hips or any sort of shape to speak of. The heavy makeup and slicked-back hair only reinforce the costumey feeling of this look, like she’s in some really tacky ancient Greek period piece.

VICTORIA BECKHAM in London // dress by Victoria Beckham, shoes by Giuseppe Zanotti


On the scale of Victoria Beckham dresses to Victoria Beckham dresses, this is a Victoria Beckham dress. I mean, I’m sorry, but when you wear the same dress every day and they’re all designed by YOU, I can’t come up with much more than that. The color’s nice. The purse is cute. I want to feed her a sandwich. The usual.

ZOE SALDANA at the Armani couture show in Paris // dress by Giorgio Armani

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Adorable dress; highly disappointing accessories. Zoe, did you and Diane team up and take some drug that caused you to spontaneously lose your individual fabulous senses of style? And where can I find the antidote?

LESLIE MANN at the Valentino couture show in Paris // dress by Valentino

Photo: Eric Ryan/Getty

If she dipped this whole outfit in a color, I’d be drooling over it, head-to-toe. As is, it’s ever-so-slightly bland, but still incredibly beautiful when you examine the details.

BLAKE LIVELY in New York City // top and pants by Lanvin

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Your pants have racing stripes, but I’d be able to forgive that if it weren’t for the ridiculous brown sandals and the animal print purse and the eagle necklace and the general Blake Lively-ness of it all. Girlfriend, THIS IS WHAT STYLISTS ARE FOR. To take the eagles off your chest so you can soar!

BLAKE LIVELY in New York City // gown by Gucci

Photo: Stephen Lovekin/Getty

Tell me she’s not wearing giant turquoise jewelry and five chunky bracelets. TELL ME, dear readers, or we may actually be time-traveling to 1996 as we speak!

FREIDA PINTO in New York City // dress by Rachel Roy, shoes by Brian Atwood

Photo: Rob Kim/FilmMagic

Cute, but the boxy fit makes it look like it’s made of coffee filters like some sad Project Runway unconventional challenge. And girl, can we please amp up the styling?

FREIDA PINTO in New York City // dress by Missoni, shoes by Salvatore Ferragamo

Photo: Janet Mayer/Splash News

The dress is a little bit sad; the shoes are downright depressing. It’s so close to easy breezy summertime chic, but the heavy black accessories kill it for me.

JESSICA BIEL in Hollywood // dress by Christian Dior, shoes by Nicholas Kirkwood for Roksanda Ilincic

Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty

I think she’s worn a white dress every fucking day since her engagement. We get it, Jessica. You’re marrying Justin Timberlake. YOU WIN.

KIRSTEN DUNST in Paris // gown by Louis Vuitton

Photo: Nicolas Briquet/Abaca/Startraks

This was another dress I tried hard to like, but just couldn’t rationalize it. It’s like an apron and a minimalist bridal gown and a picnic blanket met and had an acid trip. Those blue satin platforms are a disaster of Titanic-like proportions, and the gold clutch was an equally random and uncomfortably bridesmaid-y choice.

DIANNA AGRON in New York City // dress by Louis Vuitton

Photo: Billy Farrell/BFAnyc/Sipa

Scrape off that terrible makeup and ditch that hideous print and those awful chunky shoes and – well, you’d be naked, but at least you’d look more stylish than you do right now, Dianna.

OLIVIA PALERMO at the Valentino couture show in Paris // dress by Valentino, shoes by Giuseppe Zanotti

Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty

Seriously? They call this girl a fashionista? That’s almost as funny as when they call Kristen Stewart a fashionista.

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6 responses to The Week in Celebrity Fashion, Part 1

  1. Eric

    this just makes me so happy, all the time. wish your blog was in print so i could take it home with meeeee. miss and love!

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