FAN BINGBING in Beijing
gown by Tadashi Shoji, jacket by Balmain
If I could be anyone in the world based solely on red carpet amazingness, it would be Chinese superstar Fan Bingbing. She is just ENDLESSLY fierce, with her Disney princess hair and perfect skin. She’s not afraid of prints or color, and the beautiful fluttering skirt is the perfect length, and that’s something I almost never see on red carpet gowns. And hello – she’s wearing a Gaga-shouldered leather jacket with Harry Potter glasses, and she looks AMAZING IN THEM. I didn’t even know that was humanely possible until now.
DITA VON TEESE in Miami
gown by Jenny Packham, purse by Christian Louboutin
You can always count on Dita for some good old-fashioned glamour, and she almost never disappoints. I like the slouchy clutch, but I wish it were rendered in a darker shimmery color, and the gown’s a bit long. But the stunning sky-blue color of the gown? Perfection.
EMMA STONE in New York City
dress by Daniel Vosovic, shoes by Rupert Sanderson
A perfectly chic ensemble, made more fabulous because it’s by the adorable Daniel Vosovic of Project Runway fame. Love the colors, and the shoes are a fantastic color, which is probably why Emma wasn’t the only starlet to rock them this week…
BELLA HEATHCOTE in Beverly Hills
dress by Andrew Gn, purse by Valentino, shoes by Rupert Sanderson
Same shoes, and they still look terrific. I love this dress, and I think the shoe is in the absolute perfect color. It works with the colors in the dress without actually matching them, and it’s expertly done.
BELLA HEATHCOTE in Beverly Hills
dress by Mary Katrantzou, purse by Patrick Shannon
I’m not a big fan of these ridiculous Mary Katrantzou dresses, but Bella’s working it, namely because it fits her perfectly and she kept everything else about the look simple and chic. Love the purse!
ELIZABETH BANKS in Beverly Hills
dress by Rachel Zoe, shoes by Prada
She could use a bit of jewelry, and I wish she’d done something more interesting with her hair, but I am fully obsessed with this perfect LBD. I think the shoes can only be described as groovy, and I mean that in the best possible way.
KERRY WASHINGTON in Beverly Hills
dress by Carven, purse by Kate Spade
I think the bright red clutch and matching shoes are great pieces, but they’re so overwhelming shiny and matchy-matchy that it kind of distracts from what is already a kind of complicated look. I think this dress has just a few too many design elements – it needed less fullness or length in the skirt, maybe both, and the little cap sleeves are too much with the embellished bodice. But even though there are a lot of small individual problems, Kerry manages to work the shit out of this look.
KEIRA KNIGHTLEY in Los Angeles
top and skirt by Richard Nicoli
So simple, but I love this outfit to bits and would wear every piece of this constantly. Unlike Keira, I’m not quite hipster enough to pull off that sweater and skirt together, but I’d cry of happiness if any of these things were in my closet.
CATHERINE, DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE in London
coat by Diane von Furstenberg, boots by Aquatalia
This is how cute Kate Middleton looks when she’s been throwing up nonstop for three days. THAT is how you be a motherfucking princess, dear readers. Love the coat, Duchess, and congrats on the Royal Fetus!
KRISTEN STEWART in Los Angeles
top and shorts by Jason Wu, shoes by Barbara Bui
I don’t hate the black booties as much as I feel like I should, and I actually find the top/shorts combo totally chic and still well within Kristen’s wheelhouse. Universe, take heed: Kristen Stewart will actually smile if you let her wear shorts on the red carpet!
TAYLOR SWIFT in Nashville
dress by Maria Lucia Hohan, shoes by Jimmy Choo
If I weren’t so sick of Taylor Swift’s shtick, I’d love this dress. But alas, even though she’s graduated to other shades of lipstick than red, her decidedly tween aesthetic is still rolling along.
EMMY ROSSUM in Los Angeles
dress by Zuhair Murad
Perfect dress for a holiday party! I’m not all about the shoes, but the earrings are fantastic.
DIANNA AGRON in New York City
dress, purse, and shoes by Bottega Veneta
The dress is weird, but I think I love it – I’d have nixed the butterfly-adorned belt, because this is a red carpet dress, not a Lisa Frank folder. But the purse is distracting, the shoes are awful, and I really hate her lipstick.
NORA ZEHETNER in New York City
dress by Calvin Klein
I like the laid-back chicness, and I think the boxy, mod-looking shoes are kind of awesome. But the attempt at a 1960s hairstyle seems to have backfired horribly.
JESSICA ALBA in London
gown and purse by Salvatore Ferragamo
She has worn this boring dress at least a thousand times before, and this one doesn’t even come close to fitting her. The purse is way too big, and the hair is pretty unfortunate-looking.
MINDY KALING in Beverly Hills
dress by BCBG, belt by Meredith Wendell, shoes by Burakuyan
I think I’d like this look in literally any other color, but I find this hot pink very dated, and I can’t really get passed that.
KATY PERRY in Hollywood
dress by Yves Saint Laurent, necklace by Amrapali, shoes by Giuseppe Zanotti
It’s not a great color on her, it’s too long, and it doesn’t fit her particularly well. The necklace is cool, but not with that gown.
KATY PERRY in Hollywood
gown by Marchesa, purse by Lena Erziak
This is unreasonably tight and almost comically long. Did no one see you before you hit this red carpet, Katy?
ALLISON WILLIAMS in New York City
dress by L’Wren Scott
I’m a huge L’Wren Scott fan, but I hate this dress. Like, actively hate it. Ugh, it’s like a hideous craft project gone wrong, and the shoes are boring.
JESSICA BIEL in New York City
gown by Versace, shoes by Sergio Rossi
I just stared at this picture for about thirty seconds, then sighed with exasperation. Need I say more, dear readers?