The Week in Celebrity Fashion

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Welcome back to your regularly scheduled red carpet recaps, dear readers.

HELEN MIRREN at the Palm Springs Film Festival
gown by Escada, purse by Tory Burch, shoes by Stuart Weitzman, necklace by David Webb

Photo: Axelle/Bauer Griffin

Nobody can bring it quite like Helen Mirren, who is simply glowing in her classic red gown. The necklace is ridiculously fantastic, and the styling is overall delightful. This woman can do no wrong.

HELEN MIRREN in Hollywood
dress and coat by Escada, purse by Lana Marks, shoes by Stuart Weitzman

Photo: tomandlorenzo.com

The purse is just a little bit too large, but the color is gorgeous and the coat is terrific. I can’t even handle how awesome her 67-year-old legs look.

ANNE HATHAWAY at the National Board of Review Awards
jacket, blouse, and pants by Saint Laurent, purse by Jill Milan, shoes by Givenchy

Photo: Johns PKI/Splash News

First of all, the hair: it’s fantastic. She pulls it off magnificently, along with her fabulous Saint Laurent suit. The giant billowing blouse and the lacy sleeves would look fussy on a lesser woman, but the buttoned-up vest, black nail polish, and chic sandals keep the look more fresh and modern. Annie’s officially an Oscar nominee now, so I’m expecting many more fabulous looks from her in the coming weeks.

EMILY BLUNT at the National Board of Review Awards
dress by Emilio Pucci, shoes by Stuart Weitzman

Photo: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

Sleek, chic, and sexy. The cut-outs are delightful, the color is fantastic on her, and the metallic shoes are to die for. And her makeup and hair have possibly never looked better.

EDDIE REDMAYNE at the National Board of Review Awards
suit and tie by Burberry

Photo: PacificCoastNews.com

Skinny Legs McGee has become quite the fashion maven recently, and Eponines all over the world are swooning accordingly. (Because we all identify with Eponine and Cosette is boring, duh.) Anyway, Eddie is looking deliciously tailored and stylish as usual; like Ms. Hathaway, I hope his run of fabness continues through awards season.

ELLE FANNING in Seoul
dress by Opening Ceremony, shoes by Miu Miu

Photo: Lee Young-Ho/Sipa

Adorable dress, funky purse, super-cute shoes, barely-there makeup, and perfect strawberry blonde curls? Elle, you are dangerously close to becoming too cute to be true.

DAKOTA FANNING in Seoul
dress by Nina Ricci, shoes by Miu Miu

Photo: Han Myung-Gu/WireImage

Big sister Dakota’s little white dress is something I’ve seen before, but the styling is what makes this look for me. The purple clutch, the incredible metallic shoes, and the glitzy cuff are all delightful, and together, they give a cooler, more modern vibe to her babydoll dress.

MIRANDA KERR in Los Angeles
blazer and sunglasses by Stella McCartney, top by Erdem, skirt by Rag & Bone, purse by Miu Miu, shoes by Celine

Photo: Karl Larsen/INFPhoto.com

Miranda is continuing her epic street style into 2013. I always love every piece she’s wearing, but that yellow blazer is just beyond fantastic.

ZOE SALDANA in Miami
dress by Emilio Pucci, shoes by Rupert Sanderson

Photo: Seth Browarnik/Startraksphoto.com

It’s a little severe and feels kind of dated, with all the zippers and the military vibe. But the shoes are delicious and Zoe pulls it off, so I can’t seem to dislike it.

BEYONCE and JAY-Z in New York City
dress by Milly, sunglasses by Prada, purse by Diane von Furstenberg, shoes by Marni

Photo: Rex

That’s a whole lot of different shades of blue and black and white for one outfit. I like all the pieces individually, but together, you kind of have to be Beyonce to look good this outfit.

JESSICA CHASTAIN in New York City
coat by Burberry, purse by Alexander McQueen, shoes by Prada, bracelet by Louis Vuitton

Photo: Greg Allen/Rex

I love purple and am often guilty of wearing too many different shades of it, but that’s because I only own so many pieces of clothing and, well, a lot of them are purple! Jessica does not have my pedestrian problems, so I’d like everything she’s wearing a lot more if she wasn’t wearing them all together. Seriously, the shoes are stunning, the purse is a dream, and every girl fantasizes about a purple Burberry trench, but it’s a bit much all together.

JESSICA CHASTAIN at the National Board of Review Awards
dress by Alexander McQueen, shoes by Charlotte Olympia, cuff by Aurelie Bidermann

Photo: Jack Shea/Starshots/Broadimage

Jessica, you have the best hair in the business – there is no excuse for it to look like this. I think the length of this dress is a little strange, and I think the shoes are downright off-putting. Also, let’s not pretend we haven’t seen every starlet on the red carpet in a black McQueen dress with gold accents before, including Jessica herself.

KATE BOSWORTH in Hollywood
dress by Emilio Pucci

Photo: Jim Smeal/BEImages

I’m not sure I love the cutout in the middle, and I think the one at the shoulder is a bit too large, but it’s otherwise a sexy and sharp dress. The makeup is a little off and the hair is disappointing – it’s not a bad look, but the styling is a bit underwhelming.

FERGIE in Los Angeles
gown by Oliver Tolentino

Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty

The talons are terrifying and the shoes are too much, but I haven’t seen Fergie in a dress this nice since . . . well, I’ve never seen Fergie in a dress this nice. So congratulations, Ferg. Let this be the start of a new, less tacky you!

AMANDA SEYFRIED at the National Board of Review Awards
dress by Bottega Veneta, shoes by Alexandre Birman

Photo: Bill Davila/Startraksphoto.com

I love the lipstick, and her natural beauty carries a lot of this look, but it’s kind of a disappointing dress. The proportions are off, the fit is unflattering, and the shoes don’t work well with it at all.

NAOMI WATTS at the Palm Springs Film Festival
gown by Roland Mouret, shoes by Louis Vuitton

Photo: Baxter/AbacaUSA.com

Gorgeous color, but I don’t even understand what’s happening with the draping in this dress, particularly that very random bit of skin showing in the middle. (Or is it some sort of necklace? With an invisible chain? God only knows, dear readers.)

EMMA STONE in Los Angeles
dress, necklace, belt, and purse by Lanvin, shoes by Christian Louboutin

Photo: Sara De Boer/Startraksphoto.com

Emma, there is a such thing as too much of a good thing, even when that thing is Lanvin. The dress is a lot of look to begin with – adding the world’s largest necklace and matching shoes was beyond overkill. And I don’t know who the hell talked her into that terrible hair and makeup, which completely obscure her beautiful face, but they need to be fired immediately, if not sooner.

KERRY WASHINGTON in Rome
dress and purse by Prada, shoes by Jimmy Choo

Photo: Camilla Morandi/Rex

A disappointing show from the usually fantabulous Kerry Washington. The proportions of this dress are a straight-up mess, and I think the ring at the center paired with the cut-outs looks kind of tacky. The grayish-white shoes with a white-white dress were a terrible idea, and the rest of the styling isn’t picking up any of the slack.

KERRY WASHINGTON in Rome
dress by Peter Pilotto, shoes by Nicholas Kirkwood

Photo: Riccardo Cesari/Splash News

It looks a lot better on Kerry than it would on most women (and even most women in Hollywood), but this dress was a terrible idea to begin with and really couldn’t be saved by anyone.

KIM KARDASHIAN in Las Vegas
dress by Julien Macdonald, shoes by Christian Louboutin

Photo: Denise Truscello/WireImage

Welcome to Kim Kardashian’s take on maternity wear, dear readers. This is going to be a long, depressing ride.


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2 responses to The Week in Celebrity Fashion

  1. molly

    Helen Mirren is a goddess. I can only pray that I look as fabulous as she does when Im older.
    Annie looks great! This is easily my favorite look from her in over a year.
    Eddie…can I have you? God, there is really nothing better than a sexy British guy who knows how to dress. I can hardly believe that he just turned 31…

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