The Week in Celebrity Fashion, Part 3

Awards season keeps on rolling, so let’s take some time to check in on the red carpet.

gown by Oscar de la Renta, purse by Kotur, shoes by Christian Louboutin

Photo: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic

Kerry has been pulling out all the stops lately, and this stunningly unique Oscar de la Renta gown is no exception. The colors are phenomenal on her, I love the matching clutch, and the subtle shoes were a smart choice with all that color and texture going on. This silhouette is simply gorgeous on her – just another in a fairly long line of red carpet successes for Ms. Washington.

ROONEY MARA in New York City
dress by Alexander McQueen, shoes by Nicholas Kirkwood

Photo: Henry Lamb/Photowire/BEImages

That is one exquisite little white dress. The lace and floral and beaded embellishments are all divine, and the slight ruffle to the skirt is just adorable. The sort of cape-like top is interesting and cool, and the makeup is terrific. I’d normally hate the shoes, but this dress has enough going on without a distracting pump, so I actually think the shoes matching her skin tone wasn’t a terrible idea.

ROONEY MARA in New York City
jumpsuit by Band of Outsiders

Photo: Henry Lamb/Photowire/BEImages

Yes, yes, Rooney, you’re very cool with your double-breasted, baggy-crotched jumpsuit tucked into your boots. Now put on some real clothes.

NINA DOBREV in New Orleans
dress by Zuhair Murad, purse and shoes by Jimmy Choo

Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage

One of the most heavenly little printed dresses I’ve ever laid eyes on. I love the geometric print on the skirt, the flattering band at the waist, the lacy floral top, and even the giant silver platforms, because they’re fun and they work with the little winter fairy vibe to this look.

ELLE FANNING at the Santa Barbara Film Festival
dress and boots by Rochas

Photo: Tommaso Boddi/WireImage

Being 14, Elle can pull off straight center-parted hair better than most other starlets, and it suits the shape of her face particularly well. I’m obsessed with the pop of green eyeliner, perfectly balanced with rosy cheeks and pink lipstick. The pocketed, belted little white dress is beyond awesome (though maybe a size too big on her), and the disco-fabulous boots are simply to die for.

KATE MARA in New York City
dress by Givenchy, purse by Judith Leiber, shoes by Nicholas Kirkwood

Photo: Dave Kotinsky/Getty

Kate Mara took a monochrome page out of little sister Rooney’s book and opted for a soft, chic LBD and freakin’ awesome shoes. Look at the swirls on those platforms – you wouldn’t know it from her face, but Kate has fun with her wardrobe, and I respect that. I don’t think the neckline/sleeves combo is particularly flattering, but the way that skirt drapes and curves is absolutely adorable. And I dig the purse too.

suit by Balenciaga, watch by Rolex

Photo: Axelle/Bauer Griffin

I’ve been seeing all those Warm Bodies previews not realizing that the star is a) Tony from Skins (the U.K. version, obviously, because it’s the only one worth watching) and b) he is also the kid from About a Boy. MIND = BLOWN, dear readers. And now we know this adorable Brit is also quite the sharp dresser! Keep it up, Tony.

FREIDA PINTO at the NAACP Image Awards
gown by James Ferreira, purse by Judith Leiber

Photo: Axelle/Bauer Griffin

Stunning color, lovely draping, hair like a mermaid. The accessories all seem a bit random, but it’s still a lovely look from Ms. Pinto.

ANNE HATHAWAY at the Directors’ Guild Awards
dress by Valentino, shoes by Casadei

Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage

This was my Fall 2012 couture red carpet prediction for Chloë Moretz, and I think I would have liked it better on her than on Anne. The dress is still adorable, but the shoes are a little dull and her spiked-up hair is starting to look ridiculous, like she’s some sort of celebrity chef instead of an A-list actress.

dress by Valentino, shoes by Brian Atwood


I’m not sure if I’m seeing her underwear or the dress, but fuck it – it’s a gorgeous little lace thing, and the purse is absolutely fabulous. This is pure after-party fierceness, even if the shoes are a little uninspired.

EDDIE REDMAYNE at the Santa Barbara Film Festival
suit and shirt by Tom Ford


You all know I’m a sucker for Eddie Redmayne, but this is probably my least favorite of his looks so far. The pants look sort of baggy (though maybe that’s just in comparison to the super-skinny trousers he tends to wear), and I just hate this color so much. I know it’s not a denim suit, but it looks too much like one for my tastes, and I don’t think the shirt and shoes were particularly good choices either.

AMY ADAMS at the Santa Barbara Film Festival
dress by Jenny Packham, shoes by Jimmy Choo

Photo: Tommaso Boddi/WireImage

Amy, Amy, Amy. Always looking like the best-dressed office assistant in the corporation instead of like a star.

JENNIFER LAWRENCE at the Santa Barbara Film Festival
jumpsuit by Stella McCartney, shoes by Casadei

Photo: JB Lacroix/WireImage

Jennifer, hire a new stylist. Your current one does not understand that a) you are so not the girl for tailored-yet-baggy jumpsuits with askew tits and b) no one should be that girl. That girl should not exist.

JENNIFER GARNER at the Directors’ Guild Awards
dress by Antonio Berardi, purse and shoes by Salvatore Ferragamo

Photo: Axelle Woussen/Bauer Griffin

I would think it was pretty if I weren’t already asleep.

JESSICA ALBA in Los Angeles
dress and shoes by Louis Vuitton

Photo: Krista Kennell/

I get that it’s winter, but you’re in LA, Jessica. How many times in a row are you going to wear dark stockings on the red carpet? Leave that garbage for Zooey Deschanel, because the shoes are cute and the dress is adorable.

JAIME KING in Hollywood
jumpsuit and purse by Rachel Zoe

Photo: AKM-GSI

I swear, she ages ten years every time I see her. Today she’s a fifty-something former supermodel trying to subtly relive her Studio 54 days. But I do like the shoes.

BÉRÉNICE BEJO at the Directors’ Guild Awards
dress, purse, and shoes by Louis Vuitton

Photo: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin

The dress is okay, but it doesn’t really do much for her. The purse is a distraction, and the hair and makeup really need some help.

SELENA GOMEZ in Hollywood
dress by Atelier Versace, shoes by Nicholas Kirkwood

Photo: Michael Simon/

I don’t even know what this is. She looks like she’s in a body cast decorated with bits of a Victorian-era gown. I like the shoes, but not much else.

LENA DUNHAM at the Directors’ Guild Awards
dress by Thakoon, shoes by Jimmy Choo

Photo: Michael Williams/Startraks

I like the shape and cut of the dress, but I don’t see a reason for that hot pink and red to be worn together in this manner. Also, the shoes are awful.

dress by Monique Lhuillier

Photo: Donato Sardella/WireImage

And Zooey destroys yet another perfectly nice Monique Lhuillier dress with black stockings and invisible black shoes. What the fuck else is new?

Need more of this week’s red carpet looks? Catch up on Part 1 and Part 2!

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3 responses to The Week in Celebrity Fashion, Part 3

  1. molly

    I dont think anyone could pull off that McQueen better than Rooney Mara. She tends to drive me crazy with her cool girl “dont mistake me for a hipster” style, but she knocked this one out of the park.
    Yup, those are Amanda’s panties. There are some pictures of her getting out of her car and you can see her thong through the dress, but hey, at least she wore panties *gives Anne Hathaway the side eye*.

  2. TONY FROM SKINS WAS ON ABOUT A BOY? Also, obviously Tony is reason enough to see Warm Bodies. Truly, I wouldn’t give a shit what it was about, his presence would be enough to get me there.

  3. myiou

    I usually hate the shoes Elle dawns, but these Rochas boots are both SO her and SO sleek! And she has total faith in them–there is, like, zero to no weight on her right foot.

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