The Week in Celebrity Fashion, Part 1


Welcome to another utterly fabulous week on the red carpet, dear readers. 

DIANE KRUGER in Sao Paulo, Brazil
dress by Chanel, shoes by Stuart Weitzman

Photo: AFP/Miguel Schincariol/Getty

There are few things in the universe more perfect than Diane Kruger in couture. She is an absolute work of art in this deceivingly simple little black dress. Black sandals and red nails call back to the dress while letting the couture do all the heavy lifting, and the perfectly relaxed hair and makeup have never looked better. A+, Ms. Kruger.

HAILEE STEINFELD in Los Angeles
top, pants, and shoes by Saint Laurent

Photo: Tsuni/Gamma

This might be the cutest fucking top I’ve ever seen, but as a Rocky Horror devotee, I’m predisposed to like all things covered in sparkly drag queen lips. It’s an absolutely flawless look on Hailee, particularly with those perfectly fit lady-pants and black nails.

NICOLE RICHIE in Los Angeles
dress by Dilek Hanif, leggings by Robin’s, cat ears by Maison Michel, purse by House of Harlow, shoes by Christian Louboutin

Photo: Sara De Boer/Startraks

DEAL WITH NICOLE RICHIE’S CAT EARS, UNIVERSE. I am ON BOARD. I’m not about to go wearing them out to a bar this weekend, but give me a fashion industry event to go to and I’ll purr the whole fucking night. (And I’ll wear the cat ears.) Anyway, ridiculously weird and amazing accessories aside, this flapper dress is absolutely perfect for Nicole’s aesthetic. The art deco vibe looks modern as hell with those leather leggings, too.

NICOLE RICHIE in Los Angeles
jacket by Chloé

Photo: Donato Sardella/Getty

Phenomenal jacket. And see, you can wear white pumps after summertime without the Democracy Diva hating on you, if you wear them correctly. It’s called winter white, bitches, and Nicole Richie is working it.

COCO ROCHA in New York City
dress by Dolce & Gabbana

Photo: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty

Dramatically delicious.

KIERNAN SHIPKA and JANUARY JONES in Los Angeles
dresses by Chloé

Photo: Charley Gallay/Getty

Everyone in the vicinity of Kiernan Shipka looks better just by being near her, because her glow of fabulosity is infections. Don’t get me wrong, it’s hilarious how poorly dressed January Jones is compared to her on-screen daughter, but it takes a second to notice it, because of how fierce Kiernan is.

ASHLEY MADEKWE in Los Angeles
top and skirt by Theory, purse by Rauwolf, shoes by Nicholas Kirkwood

Photo: Adhemar Sburlati/Broadimage

It’s official. I want an Ashley Madekwe fashion doll, and I want to dress her up in lots and lots of incredibly chic pinstriped outfits.

JESSICA STAM in New York City
gown by Valentino

Photo: Rex

I’m no fan of the sloppy Heidi braids, but the gown is insanely beautiful, and she’s wearing the shit out of it. And Valentino’s less-sheer, cocktail-length version of this gown also made it on the red carpet this week:

ALEXA CHUNG in New York City
dress by Valentino, shoes by Louis Vuitton

Photo: Rex

Adorable, especially with the stockings. I don’t even hate the clunky shoes.

HILARY RHODA in New York City
dress by Dolce & Gabbana

Photo: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty

This was my Fall 2013 red carpet prediction for Helen Mirren, who I maintain would have rocked this dress hard. I suppose it also looks wonderful on a model like Hilary Rhoda, but you know. I just want Helen Mirren to be everywhere.

RACHEL BILSON in Los Angeles
top, skirt, and purse by Chloé

Photo: Jonathan Leibson/Getty

There’s a slight prairie-chic vibe to this that I’m actually enjoying. That skirt reminds me of a high-fashion version of something I bought in Israel ten years ago, so I’m a little bit in love with it. And though I’m not one for the buttoned-up-to-the-neck blouse, the purse helps modernize the look a bit.

RACHEL BILSON in Los Angeles
top by Topshop, skirt by Madewell, sunglasses by Karen Walker, purse by Chanel, boots by Alexander Wang

Photo: Survivor/PacificCoastNews

Obsessed. I couldn’t pull off those boots, but I’ll everything else about this look, iced tea included.

COBIE SMULDERS in Los Angeles
dress, purse, and shoes by Christian Dior

Photo: Tammie Arroyo/AFF

Love the dress; not sold on the styling.

BLAKE LIVELY in Paris
dress by Balmain, shoes by Christian Louboutin

Photo: Dominique Charriau/WireImage

This was my Spring 2014 red carpet prediction for Dakota Fanning, and I’m fully in love with this dress. But those silly putty pumps are so five years ago.

ABIGAIL BRESLIN in Los Angeles
gown by Halston Heritage

Photo: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

It’s a bit much for a seventeen-year-old, but I think she’s going through a goth thing, so I’ll allow it.

CAMILLA BELLE in Santa Ana, California
dress by Oscar de la Renta, jewelry by Van Cleef & Arpels, purse by Salvatore Ferragamo

Photo: Daniel Robertson/Startraks

Camilla Belle, I HATE YOUR NEW BANGS. I’m sorry, but I can’t even look at anything else.

ALLISON WILLIAMS in New York City
top, pants, and purse by Calvin Klein

Photo: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty

Are you actually eighty years old, Allison Williams? Good lord. Live a little.

CIARA in Houston, Texas
gown by Alon Livne, shoes by Saint Laurent

Photo: Bob Levey/Getty

I’m sorry, but that thing around her neck looks positively dangerous. But I guess it’s a reasonable enough method for keeping the paparazzi at bay.

ELLE FANNING in Los Angeles
gown by Rodarte

Photo: Aleks Kocev/BFAnyc/Sipa

Way, WAY too much dress for her. This girl loves her some Rodarte, and she’s tall and beautiful enough to pull off almost anything, but there are still limits to what a fifteen-year-old girl can actually wear without looking like she’s playing dress-up.

KELLY ROWLAND in Newark, New Jersey
jumpsuit by Alon Livne, jewelry by Lorraine Schwartz, shoes by Christian Louboutin

Photo: MediaPunch/Rex

I reject your see-through pants, Kelly Rowland. We will pretend this never happened.


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