The Week in Celebrity Fashion, Part 1


The award shows and press tours never stop, dear readers, so let’s kick things off with your weekly red carpet recap.

KERRY WASHINGTON in London
gown by Giles, shoes by Christian Louboutin

Photo: WUF/Splash News Online

Kerry Washington absolutely killed it on the Django Unchained press tour. The best of her many fantastic looks was this stunning gown by Giles Deacon. I love the thick straps and the boat neck line, and that stunning watercolor skirt seems to float around her like a really expensive and fabulous cloud. The white pointy pumps were perfect, as was the metallic boxy clutch. Love the deliciously dark berry lips and soft, feminine curls.

KERRY WASHINGTON in Berlin
dress and headband by Louis Vuitton, purse by Vince Camuto, shoes by Christian Louboutin

Photo: Away!/PR

Louis Vuitton’s checkerboard pieces have made quite the splash on the red carpet – we’ve got another starlet in one coming in Part 2 of this recap, and we’ve seen them recently on Kristen Stewart, Hailee Steinfeld, and Bérénice Bejo. I am all kinds of in love with this look on Kerry. The high crew neckline, the slightly cropped sleeves, the unusual length, those same fantastic white Louboutin pumps, expertly deployed yet again. The bow is fun as hell, and the black purse was a smart choice to counterbalance the white shoes and headband.

KERRY WASHINGTON in Berlin
gown by J. Mendel, purse by Jill Milan

Photo: Andreas Rentz/Getty

The print is stunning and the colors are glorious, but I don’t think it fits her particularly well. I know the top is supposed to be loosely fit, but it just looks too big on her, and that problem is emphasized by the length of the dress. I think matching the lipstick to the pink color in the dress was a bad idea, and the black clutch is a little distracting.

KERRY WASHINGTON in Paris
gown by Rochas

Photo: FameFlynet

Another stunning print, and I love the accordion-like folds in the skirt, but the proportions of bodice to skirt are a little awkward, and she needed a necklace or bracelet to look less naked.

JENNIFER LAWRENCE at the AFI Awards
dress by Prabal Gurung, purse by Jill Milan, shoes by Casadei for Prabal Gurung

Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty

This was my Pre-Fall 2013 red carpet prediction for Cate Blanchett, but I am 100% in love with it on my favorite imaginary girlfriend, Jennifer Lawrence. The fit is flawless, the length is perfect, the stripes are phenomenal, and the shoes are a fucking BLAST. The hair looks gorgeous, though slightly more dramatic makeup wouldn’t have hurt.

JENNIFER LAWRENCE at the Los Angeles Film Critics Awards
dress by Valentino, purse and shoes by Roger Vivier

Photo: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic

Love the dress – the upholstery-like fabric is awesome, and the pinned-up asymmetrical skirt is interesting. I’m not a fan of that hairstyle on the red carpet in general, but I’d rather set myself on fire than tell Katniss not to wear braids. But the shoes and purse are a little cheap-looking and I don’t think black was the right color to choose.

JENNIFER LAWRENCE at W Magazine’s Golden Globes party
dress by Victoria Beckham

Photo: Stefanie Keenan/Getty

Love the mega-flattering neckline and the shoulder cut-outs. Her body looks supremely amazing in this dress, and the color is lovely on her. The styling’s a little on the dull side, but she was sick with the flu and already won her Golden Globe and still had to hit up like a hundred after-parties when I’m sure all she wanted was a bowl of chicken soup and some Vicks’ VapoRub, so I’ll give her a break.

MARION COTILLARD at W Magazine’s Golden Globes party
jacket, blouse, and pants by Prabal Gurung

Photo: Stefanie Keenan/Getty

The key to my heart is wearing Prabal Gurung’s stunning printed separates, apparently, because I’ve gushed about them on the adorable Isabelle Fuhrman and twice on fashion maven Zoe Saldana. Marion is looking 100% fabulous, particularly now that she’s realized that Christian Dior is not the only fashion house on the planet and wearing one label exclusively gets old very quickly. The tuxedo jacket is beyond fabulous, the blouse is to die for, particularly with the black collar and stripe down the middle. The pants would probably look absurd on anyone but a stunning French actress like Marion, but she pulls them off fabulously, and the black pumps are perfect for the look.

MARION COTILLARD at the BAFTA Tea Party
gown by Erdem, purse and shoes by Christian Louboutin

Photo: David Livingston/Getty

I love Erdem’s stunning prints and romantic silhouettes, but this lacks the modern flair that keeps most Erdem dresses from crossing the line from vintage to frumpy. Something about the shape of the skirt and the sleeves feels extraordinarily matronly, and the cross-body bag over a gown is one of my biggest pet peeves. (Blame Sarah Jessica Parker for that.) The purse itself is beautiful, but it belongs with a different look, and the hair and makeup aren’t nearly formal enough for the rest of the look.

RYAN GOSLING in Los Angeles
suit by Gucci, shoes by Lanvin

Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty

Ryan Gosling might be the only straight man in the world for whom this is possible, but he is WERQing those Lanvin shoes. And the Gucci suit is obviously delicious.

EMMY ROSSUM in Los Angeles
dress by Christian Dior

Photo: Michael Simon/Startraksphoto.com

A simple but incredibly fabulous dress in a stunning color, with a gorgeous bracelet and a lovely purse. I think the shoes are nice, but might be better with a different outfit. But Emmy’s never looked better than she looks in yellow Dior.

KIERNAN SHIPKA at the AFI Awards
dress by Valentino, shoes by Rupert Sanderson

Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty

Sally Draper continues to be my spirit animal, mostly due to perfectly chic little ensembles like this one.

CAMILLA BELLE at W Magazine’s Golden Globes party
dress by Monique Lhuillier, purse by Edie Parker

Photo: Stefanie Keenan/Getty

Cute, but we’ve seen this look on the red carpet approximately two hundred times over the last few years, don’t you think?

EMMA STONE in Beverly Hills
dress by Andrew Gn, shoes by Christian Louboutin

Photo: Sara De Boer/Startraks

I like the Marilyn dress, but it’s not exactly unchartered territory for her – this Jason Wu dress from her Spiderman press tour comes to mind. I think the belt cheapens the look and the black pumps couldn’t be more boring if she tried.

EMMA STONE on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
dress by J. Mendel, shoes by Christian Louboutin

Photo: Paul Drinkwater/NBC/Getty

Meh. There’s nothing particularly great about this LBD, and she really should have gone more daring with her footwear.

MIRANDA KERR at W Magazine’s Golden Globes party
dress by Dolce & Gabbana

Photo: Stefanie Keenan/Getty

What is it about Miranda Kerr? She’s got better street style than anyone on the planet, but she never quite nails it on the red carpet. She’s always in something a little too tacky for her own good.

AMY ADAMS at W Magazine’s Golden Globes party
dress by Hervé L. Leroux, shoes by Casadei

Photo: Stefanie Keenan/Getty

A redhead in a green dress? Gold purse, silver shoes? This is so predictable, dear readers. This is like, one of four outfits Amy Adams has in her closet that she’s been rotating continuously for the last decade.

JESSICA CHASTAIN in New York City
dress by Oscar de la Renta, necklace by Harry Winston, shoes by Christian Louboutin

Photo: Rob Kim/FilmMagic

It’s just too precious. The dress is girly enough, but the adorned peep-toes and the diamond collar necklace make her look like a child playing dress-up.

FREIDA PINTO at W Magazine’s Golden Globes party
dress by Missoni, shoes by Roger Vivier

Photo: Stefanie Keenan/Getty

Freida has a habit of wearing lots of things that are beautifully individually, but together make little to no sense. This is a textbook example of that habit. Love the dress, love the purse, love the shoes, but the clutch is way too large, the black and gold don’t work with the blue and teal in the dress, and the black and teal shoes are even more mismatched and distracting.

SOLANGE KNOWLES in New York City
jacket and pants by Just Cavalli, shoes by Bottega Veneta

Photo: Andrew H. Walker/Getty

I don’t think I could support those shoes under any circumstances, but the purse and jacket and pants are all phenomenally cool. Together, however, she looks like an escaped mental patient who designed her own clothes while on an acid trip.


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