The Week in Celebrity Fashion

Starlets await your judgment, dear readers. 

dress and shoes by Givenchy

Photo: Stephen Lovekin/Getty

Time to celebrate another red carpet prediction come true! A month ago, I predicted Amanda Seyfried would wear this Givenchy Resort 2014 dress, and here she is, rocking it on what’s shaping up to be a very fabulous press tour for LovelaceI don’t think I’ve ever seen a denim dress I liked until now, so that’s impressive in and of itself. The fit and silhouette are lovely, the hair and makeup are perfect, and the stripped-down styling lets the dress do all the work. I’m impressed.

top and skirt by Balmain, shoes by Rupert Sanderson


I love this pale pink houndstooth top and skirt, but I do wish she’d toughened it up with a less ladylike shoe or hairdo. Small complaints, though, because this outfit really is adorable.

dress by Tibi, shoes by Givenchy


Simple but chic. This girl has hair like a Disney princess. But now that she’s worn those Givenchy sandals twice this week, I’d like to see her in some more interesting footwear as the press tour continues.

ROSE BYRNE in New York City
dress by Erdem, shoes by Jimmy Choo

Photo: Amanda Schwab/

By far my favorite thing Rose Byrne has ever worn. I loved this print when Gwyneth Paltrow wore it as separates, and I love it with the sheer black cut-outs on this dress. Keep it up, Rose!

HOLLAND RODEN at the Young Hollywood Awards
top and pants by Ted Baker, purse by Rachel Zoe, shoes by Brian Atwood

Photo: Scott Kirkland/PictureGroup

I feel like I’ll meet some disagreement here, but I think this is fucking great. Maybe it’s because I’m a Ted Baker fan, or because I love ladypants and prints, or because it’s just unusual to see something like this on the red carpet. But she gets a thumbs up from me.

DITA VON TEESE in Los Angeles
gown by Rachel Pally

Photo: Charley Gallay/Getty

Dita’s at her best when she pairs simple gowns with killer accessories. This gown could have gone boring, but not here -the cuffs or bracelets or whatever the hell is happening on her wrists are awesome. They contrast the minimalism of the gown beautifully.

OLIVIA WILDE in Los Angeles
dress by Osman, purse and shoes by Christian Louboutin

Photo: Henry Lamb/Photowire/BEImages

This is a terrific little red dress. Most plain red dresses are too predictable, but that round neckline, the structure in the bodice, the perfect mid-calf length and the flare to the skirt make it feel original. And the purse is just stunning.

gown and belt by Alexander McQueen

Photo: Vogue India

She might have looked an inch or two taller if the gown were an inch or two shorter, but it’s still a gorgeous dress on an astonishingly beautiful woman. I don’t love the yellow-gold purse – it clashes with the darker, more metallic gold trim on the dress – but it’s a lovely look nonetheless.

NAOMIE HARRIS in Egham, England
dress by Mary Katrantzou, purse by Smythson, shoes by Rupert Sanderson

Photo: Landov

I usually am not a fan of Mary Katrantzou, as the dresses tend to be overdesigned. But when the dress is all about the print, as it is here, and not a ridiculously complicated silhouette on top of a bunch of mixed prints, it can be really beautiful. Naomie looks all kinds of beautiful in this silhouette and those colors, and she was smart to keep the styling simple.

SELENA GOMEZ at the Young Hollywood Awards
dress by Versace, shoes by Jimmy Choo


I think she wears a few too many dresses like this, but I do love the studded leather trim and belt. They’re undeniably cool.

dress by Dolce & Gabbana, shoes by Charlotte Olympia

Photo: Lia Toby/

Pretty, but nothing we haven’t seen before.

EMMA ROBERTS in New York City
gown by Michael Kors, earrings by Chopard, shoes by Casadei

Photo: Jim Spellman/WireImage

I hate these crinkled mullet skirts that Michael Kors keeps churning out. I didn’t like it on Kerry Washington, and I don’t particularly like it on Emma Roberts either. But her earrings are so fabulous that I’m inclined to give her a pass. Seriously, those things are deliciously sparkly.

top and skirt by Sachin + Babi

Photo: Gustavo Caballero/Getty

I think she’s going for loose and casual, but this just looks like it doesn’t fit her. And I don’t know who thought to pair those art deco shoes with this giant floral print, but it was a mistake.

NINA DOBREV in Los Angeles
dress by Versus by Versace, purse by Amanda Pearl, shoes by Christian Louboutin

Photo: Jonathan Leibson/Getty

I don’t know. This feels kind of dated to me. I want to like the safety pin shoulders, but they just look silly, and the accessories are kind of distracting.

KATE HUDSON in Los Angeles
dress by Balmain

Photo: Broadimage

Come ON, Kate Hudson! You pick this totally fucking fabulous Balmain dress, and then you go and ruin it with those cartoon shoes? What are you DOING to me?

KATE HUDSON on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
dress by Antonio Berardi, shoes by Casadei

Photo: Paul Drinkwater/Getty

Again – great dress, but the taupe suede giant-toed platforms have got to GO.

jumpsuit by Zero + Maria Cornejo, shoes by Nicholas Kirkwood by Peter Pilotto


God bless Solange for her love of prints and ladypants, but even she can’t pull off those shoes with this jumpsuit.

RACHEL BILSON in Los Angeles
dress by 3.1 Phillip Lim, shoes by Brian Atwood


I love Rachel Bilson, but it looks like a sea monster threw up all over her dress.

dress by Burberry, shoes by Casadei

Photo: Andres Otero/WENN

I know I’m supposed to be thrilled that she’s wearing a color that isn’t black or gray, but this muddy shade of eggplant isn’t exactly and improvement. The bodice is unflattering, the length is weird, and she hasn’t changed her hair in at least a decade. I just can’t take it anymore.

RITA ORA in New York City
top by Cushnie et Ochs, shorts by Chloé, sunglasses by Versace, purse by Hermés, shoes by Christian Louboutin


There is no reason to wear a leather harness and leather shorts in New York City in AUGUST. That is a recipe for disaster, Rita. You may have a Birkin bag, but you’re not immune to sweatiness.

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One response to The Week in Celebrity Fashion

  1. Selena Gomez does wear a great many dresses like that, but they usually look fucking stupid. I’m pleased pretty much any time she doesn’t look like a grandmother or a prostitute. It’s weird that those are her two modes, but I stand by that statement.

    Also +1 to your general feeling of disappointment with Nina Dobrev’s outfit. If I glanced at it for two seconds I might have thought, “Oh, cute.” The second you look long enough to process the giant safety pins, it ends up looking more silly than anything else.

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