The Week in Celebrity Fashion


As long as celebrities keep wearing clothes, I’ll keep judging them. Join me, dear readers, for your regularly scheduled red carpet bitchfest! 

MILEY CYRUS in New York City
top and skirt by Emilio Pucci, shoes by Céline

Photo: Alo Ceballos/FilmMagic

Miley’s style is still a bit all over the place – she has almost as many terrible outfits as she does fantastic ones – but I live for outfits like this. That blouse would look positively moronic on literally any other person on earth, but somehow Miley pulls it off like it’s a tee shirt. The matching skirt is just beautiful, the white pumps are trendy but perfect, and the hair is awesome. Twerk it, Ms. Cyrus.

MILEY CYRUS in Miami
dress by Versace, shoes by Jean-Michel Cazabat

Photo: Alexander Tamargo/WireImage

I’m not a huge fan of Miley’s Dominatrix Barbie looks, but this isn’t actually that bad. I just think it would have been much more flattering if it were two inches longer, because the proportions of the bodice would work a little better.

ZHANG ZIYI in Paris
gown by Giambattista Valli, tiara by Luigi Scialanga for Giambattista Valli

Photo: redcarpet-fashionawards.com

Zhang Ziyi snagged this breathtaking gown right off the Fall 2013 couture runway, and there’s no bigger diva move than that. Except actually being able to pull off this gown and that tiara, which Ms. Ziyi of course does with aplomb. I’m not known for my love of huge trains, but when it’s couture and it’s impeccable, it can be perfectly dramatic, as it is here.

MAGGIE GYLLENHAAL in New York City
dress by Christian Dior, shoes by Christian Louboutin

Photo: Richie Buxo/Splash News

I’d have cut a few inches off the dress to make the proportions work a little better, but it’s definitely interesting and I like that, even though the dress sort of looks like a fancy Hostess dessert.

MAGGIE GYLLENHAAL in New York City
dress by Vionnet, shoes by Casadei

Photo: Splash News

I love the watercolor effect on the dress, but I think the sleeves are just a bit too billowy. And I’m not sure the black purse and gray shoes were great styling choices – a smaller clutch in a lighter color and shoes in a darker color might have made for a more impressive overall look.

MAGGIE GYLLENHAAL in New York City
dress by Dries van Noten, purse by Alexander McQueen, shoes by Casadei

Photo: Eugene Gologursky/Getty

Maggie, please tell us why you are dressed like a Seussical the Musical character at a funeral.

SARAH JESSICA PARKER in London
dress by Naeem Khan, jewelry by Fred Leighton, shoes by Manolo Blahnik

Photo: WENN.com

I love this dress to death, and I think it’s perfect for SJP. And look, she’s only wearing two too many bracelets instead of her usual fourteen extra accessories! That’s what I like to call progress.

SARAH JESSICA PARKER in London
dress by Marc Jacobs, purse by Fendi, shoes by Manolo Blahnik

Photo: Daniel Deme/WENN

Even though vertical stripes are supposed to be slimming and SJP weighs approximately 11 pounds, this dress is somehow terribly unflattering on her. And that purse? With that dress? It’s not mismatched in the cool way, Sarah. It just looks ridiculous.

MIRANDA KERR in New York City
skirt by Topshop, sunglasses by Miu Miu, purse by Louis Vuitton, shoes by Alexander Wang

Photo: Santi/Splash News

Killing it, as usual. That is the perfect summer skirt, and her sandals are so beautiful, I can’t even handle it.

JANELLE MONÁE at the BET Awards
suit by Dolce & Gabbana, necklace by Katarina Maxine, shoes by Jimmy Choo

Photo: Jason LaVeris/FilimMagic

Love the choker, but the fit of the suit could be a little better, and I’m not sold on the shoes.

KATE BOSWORTH in Seoul
dress by Christopher Kane, purse by Swarovski, shoes by Bionda Castana

Photo: Han Myung-Gu/WireImage

Kind of unreasonably frilly, don’t you think? But if those shoes are velvet or suede cranberry-colored pumps , which they appear to possibly be, I am on board, because I love them.

DIANE KRUGER in Los Angeles
dress by Jonathan Saunders, purse by Charlotte Olympia, shoes by Givenchy

Photo: Vince Bucci/Invision/AP

I just don’t think there’s anything I particularly like about this dress. Diane and her accessories are fabulous enough to make anything look beautiful, but this is pretty disappointing.

MILLA JOVOVICH in Paris
dress by Azzedine Alaïa

Photo: Venturelli/Getty

She could have had a lot more fun with the styling and a lot less fun with the posing.

OCTAVIA SPENCER in New York City
dress by Tadashi Shoji

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage

Cute, but again, she could amp up the accessories a little bit more.

MINDY KALING in Los Angeles
dress by Marc Jacobs

Photo: fashionbombdaily.com

Love the dress, hate the purse with it beyond belief.

NAYA RIVERA at the BET Awards
dress by Emilio Pucci, shoes by Jimmy Choo

Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty

Where’s the rest of your dress, Naya?

SELENA GOMEZ in New York City
jumpsuit by Diane von Furstenberg, shoes by Aldo for Preen

Photo: Michael Simon/Startraksphoto.com

This is my biggest pet peeve regarding the return of 1970s fashion: wide-legged jumpsuits and the like tend to make young starlets look like Golden Girls cast members. Selena is no exception.

SALMA HAYEK in Miami
dress by Alexander McQueen

Photo: Alexander Tamargo/Getty

She’s worn this at least a hundred thousand times before, no?

NICKI MINAJ at the BET Awards
gown by Roberto Cavalli, jewelry by John Hardy

Photo: Scott Kirkland/Invision/AP

My boobs hurt just looking at this.

KATE HUDSON in London
dress by Elie Saab, purse and shoes by Christian Louboutin

Photo: WENN.com

Everything about this dress is depressing, from the color to the draping to that awful mullet hem. Cheer up, Kate – things can’t be all that bad.


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4 responses to The Week in Celebrity Fashion

  1. MLzx

    There are times I think Miley is totally CRAZY PANTS, but what I think she actually is is just a committed risk taker. Sometimes they really pay off. But because she goes full throttle, head to toe, with every look, when she misses, she is WAY off the mark in every aspect. But when she gets it right, it is show stopping. The hair transformed her in a good way, and it helps create a canvas that makes her performance art dressing more credible. I don’t think Miley has a stylist; she clearly employs a costume designer.

    • democracydiva – Author

      100% agreed. She’s got very few middle-of-the-road looks – everything is either completely fabulous or insanely trashy. I’ll take that over boring any day of the week.

  2. molly

    I LOVE that Valli gown, but it was way to long on Zhang Ziyi. Its great that she can wear things right off of the runway, but it shouldn’t actually look like its right off of the runway. It should fit and if they couldn’t get it hemmed on time, then she should have saved it for another day.
    I actually like Kates dress, but her hair makes it sad. And the sheath style is kind of making me wonder if she isnt pregnant again.

    • democracydiva – Author

      You’re right that fit is more important than getting the gown right off the runway, but I’m still obsessed with this look, even if it is a bit long on Zhang. 🙂 Thanks for commenting, Molly!

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