The Week in Celebrity Fashion, Part 2

Take a break from the heat, dear readers, and cool down with some fashion.

ANNE HATHAWAY at the London premiere of The Dark Knight Rises // gown by Gucci, shoes by Casadei

Photo: James Whatling/Splash News

I’d love something with a bit more shape to it, but this is one spectacular gown. The floral piece is so beautiful and that shimmering mint green-gold color is fantastic on her. And the Fantine hair has finally settled into something beautiful, which certainly doesn’t hurt.

ANNE HATHAWAY in New York City // dress by Erdem

Photo: Rex

Excuse me while I drool over this dress. I’m a huge Erdem fan – all the abstract florals and mixed prints are just divine explosions of color that make me squeal with joy. And the little lace collar? Too delicious.

ANNE HATHAWAY at the NYC premiere of The Dark Knight Rises // gown by Prabal Gurung

Photo: Everett Collection/Rex

That is a very sad homage to the peplum trend, and I don’t think this mermaid silhouette works on her at all. Don’t get me started on the hideous bodice, which is very corpse-bride and makes her boobs look quite depressed.

ANNE HATHAWAY in New York City // dress by Stella McCartney, shoes by Prada

Photo: Getty

I just wish this would serve as a cautionary tale for all celebrities thinking about wearing Stella McCartney. Because this is straight-up mental-patient batshit-crazy awful. Or maybe it’s just pretty awful and I happen to have a tummy ache right now, okay?!

DITA VON TEESE in Los Angeles // gown by Jenny Packham

Photo: thefashionpatrol.com

The train’s a little long (though I always think the train is too long), but I love, love, love this fun, floral gown. Too few stunning, exquisite evening gowns have a sense of whimsy and humor about them, so leave it to Dita to find the rare gem and wear it fabulously.

HAILEE STEINFELD at the NYC premiere of The Dark Knight Rises // dress, purse, and shoes by Marc Jacobs

Photo: Reuters/Andrew Kelly

She is motherfucking DARLING in that dress. She was made for that print, and though the bow around the neck would be a bit much on a grown woman, she’s simply perfect in it. The extra-long skirt is very sweet and romantic, and those crazy rubbery-looking platforms are the most fun things I’ve seen on the red carpet in ages. They’re absurd, and again, I’d tear apart the adult woman wearing these, but they’re so fun and youthful and she looks fresh as can be.

MARION COTILLARD at the London premiere of The Dark Knight Rises // dress, purse, and shoes by Christian Dior

Photo: James Whatling/Splash News

The hair and lipstick are a little wacky, and the almost-matching purse I could certainly do without. But the dress and shoes are so fucking fabulously French and Dior and amazing. Marion was the first to score a look from Raf Simons’s debut collection for Christian Dior, and it’s stellar, even if she fucked up some of the details.

MARION COTILLARD at the NYC premiere of The Dark Knight Rises // dress by Christian Dior, shoes by Christian Louboutin

Photo: Derek Storm/Splash News

I love the dress to pieces, but it’s a little excessively young and girly. I know she tried to counterbalance that with weaponry shoes, but I just don’t think that particular styling choice worked. And the conjunctivitis-looking eyeshadow was clearly a mistake.

Photo: redcarpet-fashionawards.com

Seriously, dear readers, don’t get in Marion’s way. Those things could fucking kill you.

MARIA SHARAPOVA at the ESPY Awards // gown by J. Mendel, shoes by Jimmy Choo

Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage

This was my Resort 2013 red carpet prediction for Cobie Smulders. It was much more romantic and ethereal on the runway, but Maria’s tan, athletic figure brings a more modern, sexy vibe to it that I’m enjoying. The hair needs some TLC, but the dress is more than doing its job, although I think that shade of blue would be more flattering on a girl with very light or very dark skin.

FREIDA PINTO in New York City // dress and sunglasses by Tory Burch, shoes by Roger Vivier

Photo: FameFlynet

Too cute, that little printed dress. Love the matching shoes and the weird little clutch and the way she just radiates beauty and giddiness. It’s positively infectious. Not to the point that I’ll start being nice in these recaps, but you know. It’s a start.

FREIDA PINTO in New York City // dress by Rachel Roy, sunglasses by Tory Burch, purse and shoes by Roger Vivier

Photo: PacificCoastNews.com

I love a good sundress/blazer combination, and Freida’s making this one work. I also would like to steal that purse right off her damn arm.

GINNIFER GOODWIN at Comic-Con // dress by Valentino, shoes by Christian Louboutin

Photo: Joe Scarnici/FilmMagic

I’d enjoy her fashion so much more if 1) she took herself way less seriously and 2) she gave up the matchy-matchy thing for good. I love those studded shoes, but they’re ridiculous with the red dress. The dress is lovely and fits her like a glove, but everything’s always so severe with her. Unclench a bit, darling!

NINA DOBREV at Comic-Con // dress by Jenny Packham, purse and shoes by Jimmy Choo

Photo: Andreas Branch/PatrickMcMullan.com/Sipa

Adorable modern flapper dress, ruined by hideous black leather booties – in the middle of the fucking summer, no less. I’m disappointed, Nina!

LEA MICHELE at Comic-Con // jacket and skirt by Stella & Jamie, bodysuit by Bec & Bridge, shoes by Nicholas Kirkwood

Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty

Surprisingly tasteful, especially for Lea. Super-short skirt, of course, but at least she’s not oozing red carpet sexy-posing ridiculousness as per usual. It’s a little business-y for Comic-Con, though., and I’m not a fan of the shoes.

DIANE KRUGER in Los Angeles // top by Lucca Couture, pants by Hugo Boss, purse by Louis Vuitton, shoes by Sergio Rossi

Photo: Jason Merritt/WireImage

Good to know even Diane Kruger has a bad hair day and unflattering pants, right? But her purse is so gorgeous and she’s still so damn beautiful even in a cutoff tee and harem pants that I want to punch her just a little bit.

JESSICA BIEL at Comic-Con // top by Joe’s, skirt by Mugler, shoes by Brian Atwood

Photo: Eric Charbonneau/WireImage

WE KNOW YOU’RE GETTING MARRIED. STOP WEARING WHITE. And your shoes are ridiculous.

MICHELLE WILLIAMS at Comic-Con // dress by Giulietta, shoes by Giuseppe Zanotti

Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty

Was there a stupid shoe epidemic in San Diego last week? I mean, the dress is standard Michelle Williams mod-toddler style, but those shoes were really a wild card.

ASHLEY GREENE at Comic-Con // dress, belt, and shoes by Michael Kors

Photo: Michael Buckner/Getty

I don’t know what I hate more – how mind-numbingly dull her wardrobe is, or how hideously ugly those shoes are.

JESSICA ALBA in Giffoni, Italy // dress and shoes by Salvatore Ferragamo

Photo: Stefania D’Alessandro/WireImage

Fire whoever’s coloring your hair and applying your makeup, Jess, because this morning-after drag thing isn’t great on you. And your dress is a glorified bathrobe, so you should consider firing whoever is dressing you, while you’re at it.

ZOOEY DESCHANEL at the ESPY Awards // dress by Oscar de la Renta, purse by Edie Parker, shoes by Sergio Rossi

Photo: Rex

I know I should just be thrilled she’s not wearing black tights, but I find this head-to-toe gold thing so incredibly uninspired and overdone that I can’t help but feel my usual anger-induced exhaustion towards Zooey.


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2 responses to The Week in Celebrity Fashion, Part 2

  1. Every Zooey Deschanel pic recently has made me think it’s Alexis Bledel for just a second and go “oh, good to see her around” and then I realize who it is and just want to punch her. But it’s great that she’s ditched the stockings.

    • democracydiva – Author

      I have a theory that Zooey Deschanel, Katy Perry, and Alexis Bledel are all actually the same very busy, very schizophrenic person.

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