There is beauty to behold and bullshit to judge, dear readers.
CHANEL IMAN in New York City
gown by J. Mendel
Chanel Iman is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful models in the world, with one of the most fabulously divalicious names ever. So when someone like Chanel, who could look flawless in a paper bag, really puts in the effort to find a uniquely gorgeous gown, and styles it perfectly to boot, my little diva heart just squeals with glee. Bonus points for wearing her body weight in diamonds without looking like she’s trying too hard.
LI BINGBING in Taipei, Taiwan
gown by Elie Saab
My jaw is on the fucking floor. I am not even emotionally equipped to deal with this amount of pretty. That iced periwinkle color is insanely perfect on her.
MARION COTILLARD at the Marrakech Film Festival
dress, purse, and shoes by Christian Dior
This was the Fall 2013 couture dress I predicted Kerry Washington would rock on the red carpet, but it’s no surprise that Marion picked it up first, Dior devotee as she is. And I’m glad she did, because this mix of textures could look pretty damn awkward on a lesser dresser. But Marion makes it work perfectly, having fun with the houndstooth purse but keeping the black peep-toes simple. The sleek bun and dark lips definitely bring this dress to a couture ballerina place, and I like it.
EMMY ROSSUM in Los Angeles
top and pants by Naeem Khan, shoes by Jimmy Choo
I actually predicted that Isla Fisher would wear this fabulous bedazzled jumpsuit – it would have been pretty fucking fantastic for the Gatsby press tour, in a modern art deco kind of way. But it’s pretty damn perfect on Emmy.
HELEN MIRREN in Tokyo
dress by Dennis Basso, necklace by Vickisarge, shoes by Gina
HELEN MIRREN, LET ME RAID YOUR WARDROBE. AND YOUR LIFE. BECAUSE YOU ARE EVERYTHING.
EVANGELINE LILLY in Los Angeles
gown by Catherine Deane
Is “Hobbit couture” a thing? Well, it’s about to be, if Evangeline Lilly continues on this fabulous path. The long bangs/messy braid combo is a trend I’d like to see die, at least on the red carpet, but I think the lasercut-looking work on that bodice is incredible.
CLÉMENCE POÉSY at the British Fashion Awards
gown by Erdem
I support everyone who chose to go “dark bitch ballerina” with their wardrobe choices this week. Well done, everyone.
ALICIA KEYS in Sydney
gown by Stella McCartney
We just saw this gown in black on Michelle Dockery last week, and pretty much everyone else in Hollywood has worn this at some point. I definitely love the yellow color on Alicia, and the necklace is divine, but I can only see the same dress on the red carpet so many times and still give a shit about it.
SUKI WATERHOUSE at the British Fashion Awards
gown by Burberry Prorsum, purse by Smythson
The gown is gorgeous – apparently periwinkle is going to be everywhere this winter – but I do wish it fit her a little bit better. And the gray purse doesn’t really work with this color palette.
GEMMA ARTERTON in London
dress, purse, and shoes by Tory Burch
Those sleeves are adorable. Can I get this dress in every color? Would that be excessive?
ALEXA CHUNG at the British Fashion Awards
dress by Stella McCartney, purse by Roger Vivier, shoes by Burberry
She’s supposed to be a British fashion icon, and she’s at the British Fashion Awards. You’d think Alexa could come up with something a little bit more innovative than the same awkward little white dress/black Mary Janes combo she’s been wearing nonstop for the past six months.
CATHERINE, DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE in London
dress by Temperley London, purse by Alexander McQueen, shoes by Jimmy Choo
In true Duchess fashion, it’s sweet, sleek, and not particularly interesting. But the red purse is festive enough, I guess.
GWYNETH PALTROW at the British Fashion Awards
top, skirt, and shoes by Prada
Just be less boring.
LUPITA NYONG’O in New York City
dress and shoes by Lanvin
Like basically every woman on this planet, I’ll take a dress with pockets any time, any place. But the matching-the-red-carpet shoes make this outfit look kind of twee and way too childish for someone as glamorous and chic as Lupita Nyong’o.
ROSIE HUNTINGTON-WHITELEY at the British Fashion Awards
suit by Antonio Berardi
Listen, we all know I love a good ladypant. But this optical illusion of “Doesn’t it look like I’m wearing shorts with thigh-high boots?!” happening with those pants? No. Veto.
ALLISON WILLIAMS in New York City
gown and purse by Oscar de la Renta
I swear, when I was little, I had a musical jewelry box with a little spinning ballerina on it that looked exactly like this. And I hated her too.
KRISTEN WIIG in Sydney
jumpsuit by Martin Grant, cuff by Saint Laurent, shoes by Christian Louboutin
This is why I fully reject the 70s comeback that’s happening in fashion right now. Because innocent, wonderful women like Kristen Wiig get talked into wearing ultra-wide bellbottoms that make her look like a crazy person, and it’s just not fair.
KIRSTEN DUNST in Sydney
dress by Dolce & Gabbana
I’ve officially seen enough black-and-white polka dotted Dolce & Gabbana dresses on the red carpet. I’m calling it. This trend is over.
RITA ORA at the British Fashion Awards
gown by Vivienne Westwood, jewelry by Cartier, shoes by Christian Louboutin
And that sentiment goes double for strapless draped bodice Vivienne Westwood gowns. If you’re going to wear a trend that’s been done to death, at least make sure your breasts actually fit inside it. And don’t get me started on that hair.
SIENNA MILLER at the British Fashion Awards
gown by Burberry Prorsum, necklace by Dominic Jones
I’ve seen Maria Von Trapp make dresses out of curtains that came out better than this mess.
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2 responses to The Week in Celebrity Fashion, Part 2
That beaded jumpsuit is delightful. I’m pretty sure all of my, “I want to own that thing,” comments are tempered by, “but it’s a good thing I don’t have that kind of money because I would look fucking stupid.” This is no different.
Also I swear, when I was little, I had a musical jewelry box with a little spinning ballerina on it that looked exactly like this. And I hated her too.
I think I ended up breaking it so it would stop playing tinkly, out-of-tune musical notes every time I opened it.