The Week in Celebrity Fashion, Part 3

The bitching never ends here at Democracy Diva headquarters, so let’s hit the red carpet.

gown and shoes by Oscar de la Renta

Photo: Mike Marsland/WireImage

14-year-old Elle Fanning is living the dream. Or at the very least, wearing the dream, as I would have killed to wear this a decade ago when I was Elle’s age and I’d still kill to wear it now. It’s just the perfect pairing of dress and girl, and its simple beauty is so refreshing.

NAOMI WATTS in Los Angeles
gown by Zac Posen, shoes by Jimmy Choo

Photo: Michael Tran/FilmMagic

God, do I love this gown. It was my Resort 2013 red carpet prediction for Taylor Swift, and we saw a less impressive, strapless version of it on Leigh Lezark at Zac Posen’s Spring 2013 show. But this is just stunning, from the vintage Hollywood hair to the perfect fit (this would look all wrong if that diagonal seam didn’t hit at exactly the right spot) to the cascading flowers to the fluttering sleeves.

EWAN MCGREGOR in Los Angeles
suit by Balenciaga


In case you were craving a delicious man in a stunning suit with crazy-fierce shoes, Ewan McGregor is here to provide all the man-fabness we could ever need.

CATE BLANCHETT at the Dubai Film Festival
gown by Rodarte, shoes by Jimmy Choo

Photo: Ammar Abd Rabbo/ABACA

I don’t love the general wrinkliness of the top – I think it could have been rendered more beautifully in different fabrics. And I think the bracelet is all wrong, and she should have gone with statement earrings, since her hair is up and the neckline of the dress is simple.But overall, I still think it’s an interesting and fabulous look, mostly because Cate can carry pretty much anything.

FREIDA PINTO at the Dubai Film Festival
gown by Ralph Lauren, purse by Salvatore Ferragamo, shoes by Charlotte Olympia

Photo: Andrew H. Walker/Getty

I love the neckline and the rouching in the bodice, but I think the fabric is just too wrinkled and sad-looking south of her waist. Freida’s stunning, and she particularly glows in this liquid gold color, but the fit leaves something to be desired.

MIRANDA KERR in New York City
jacket by Dries van Noten, dress by T by Alexander Wang, sunglasses by Stella McCartney, purse by Givenchy, shoes by Tabitha Simmons

Photo: Rex

Miranda continues to prove why she’s the end-all, be-all of street style. I want that Dries van Noten jacket so badly it hurts, and the sunglasses are endlessly fabulous.

dress by Elie Saab, shoes by Charlotte Olympia, earrings by Harry Winston

Photo: Picture Perfect/Rex

This shade of blue is incredible on her, and those pink-gold strappy platforms are to die for. The neckline is extremely flattering, but the weird diagonal peplum isn’t really to my liking. But I want to tear those gorgeous sapphire Harry Winston earrings right off of her and keep them forever, because they’re amazing.

suit by Prada

Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty

He’s not wearing shiny fierce shoes like Ewan, but Mr. Emily Blunt is still serving up some delicious all-American man-chicness.

ZOE SALDANA in Beverly Hills
dress by Giambattista Valli, purse by Lanvin, shoes by Gucci

Photo: Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP

Love the color of the dress, but I think the matching shoes are kind of uninspired. Also, tell the drag queen who is drawing your eyebrows on to take it down a notch, okay?

KRISTEN STEWART in San Francisco
jacket by BCBG, shirt by A.L.C., pants by H&M, shoes by Christian Louboutin

Photo: C. Flanigan/WireImage

Obsessed with the jacket, but the pants look kind of cheap (it’s fine that they are cheap, as long as they don’t look it) and the shoes are really ordinary. Definitely not her most impressive use of ladypants.

dress by Elie Saab, shoes by Christian Louboutin

Photo: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic

Reese gave birth a mere ten weeks ago, dear readers, and she already looks this fan-freaking-tastic. The dress is chic, but I wish she’d gone a little more daring with the styling.

KRYSTEN RITTER on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
dress by Monique Lhuillier, shoes by Jimmy Choo


I think the dress is a little too busy for its own good, but she’s working it, and the shoes are delish. I just hate those cut-by-a-deranged-toddler bangs; they do nothing for Krysten, or anybody else, for that matter.

dress by Proenza Schouler, shoes by Sergio Rossi

Photo: Rex

Cute dress, but I think it could fit her better, and the shoes are boring. As for Ryan, everything he’s wearing is individually very nice, but all together, he still looks kind of disheveled.

TAYLOR SWIFT in New York City
dress by David Koma, shoes by Jimmy Choo

Photo: Johns PKI/Splash News

I honestly cannot remember the last time I saw Taylor in black on the red carpet – it certainly hasn’t happened in the past year. So even though this is a very basic LBD with her favored subtle side panels and simple black peep-toes, it looks practically revolutionary on her because I’ve never seen her rock the classic LBD on the red carpet before! Don’t get me wrong – I’m still underwhelmed, but I’m so glad she has discovered that dresses come in shades other than white, ivory, nude, gold, and red.

dress by Christian Dior

Photo: Getty

The shoes and purse are both unreasonably heavy for such a light and airy dress. I feel like she’s attempting some sort of hard/soft contrast, but these accessories aren’t interesting, just chunky and distracting.

JESSICA BIEL in New York City
dress by Nina Ricci, purse and shoes by Jimmy Choo

Photo: Andrew H. Walker/Getty

I can’t begin to understand the draping and cut-outs in this dress, but at least I liked the green color. That is, until I saw it paired with those sky-blue shoes. Why, Jessica? Who encourages you to make these dubious styling choices, and how can I get them to leave you alone?

dress, purse, and shoes by Salvatore Ferragamo


I usually love everything Camilla wears, but this is a tunic, not a dress, and the styling is completely uninspired.

ROSE BYRNE in New York City
dress by Monique Lhuillier, shoes by Gio Diev

Photo: D. Dipasupil/FilmMagic

I like the print of the dress, but I find the shape and silhouette rather boxy and unfortunate, and the proportions are kind of strange. I like the subtle red piping in the shoes, but her hair is a hot disaster.

JESSICA ALBA in Los Angeles
dress by Narcisco Rodriguez, purse by Christian Louboutin, shoes by Giuseppe Zanotti

Photo: Jim Smeal/BEImages

Jessica has worn way, way too many dresses like this in the past for me to give a shit about this LBD. And the sparkly purse doesn’t really go with the bondage vibe of the dress and shoes. But by far the biggest crime here is that lipstick (WHY, GOD, WHY?!) and the hair, which has reached Kristen Stewart levels of awfulness.

dress by Olcay Gulsen, shoes by Brian Atwood


Love the hair, darling, but whoever thought giant slits over the center of your thighs that leave a weird diaper-esque panel hanging between your legs was a good idea needs to be fired immediately.

Need more? Catch up on Part 1 and Part 2!

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3 responses to The Week in Celebrity Fashion, Part 3

  1. Livi

    I am so happy to see the upper half of Rose Byrne’s face that I will forgive the curls. Seriously, when was the last time she was out without that dreadful bob? 😀 And more bangs-less Timberlake and Swift in BLACK! What happened this week – I kinda like it!

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