The Week in Celebrity Fashion, Part 1


The weather outside is frightful, but judging celebrities is so delightful. 

CATE BLANCHETT in Dubai
gown by Valentino, necklace by Hervé Van Der Straeten, shoes by Christian Louboutin

Photo: Andrew H. Walker/Getty

If you asked me to imagine what the Greek goddess of wine and fabulousness looked like, this is exactly what I would picture. I bow down to Cate Blanchett in this divalicious gown that I predicted Helen Mirren would wear. And the jewelry? My god. What mere mortal could pull off such a necklace? Only Cate, goddess of being better than everyone, at everything.

CLÉMENCE POÉSY in Berlin
gown and purse by Valentino

Photo: vogue.co.uk

Something about this prairie-couture gown paired with those neon yellow accessories is absolutely brilliant. The cuff earring thing that all the celebrities have been wearing this year looks especially badass here, paired with something as delicate as white lace.

LEA MICHELE in New York City
dress by Dolce & Gabbana, shoes by Christian Louboutin

Photo: Fernanda Calfat/Getty

A stunning dress that looks absolutely magical on her. The beading is exquisite, and the laid-back styling lets those embellishments do all the heavy lifting.

KATY PERRY in New York City
gown and cape by Naeem Khan

Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty

Apparently, wine is the shade of the season. Colors like this one seem to be everywhere, and I absolutely love it. The gold embroidered cape would be a bit much for anyone else, but Katy can pull off those over-the-top touches. But her gowns are always a few inches too long on her, and details like that just kill me.

NAOMIE HARRIS in Paris
gown by Vionnet, purse by Rauwolf

Photo: Marc Piasecki/Getty

Oh, to be 5’8″ or taller and thus be able to pull off a gown like this. I’m bitter with jealousy, but I’m loving this Morticia Addams drag thing on Naomie.

CATHERINE, DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE in London
gown by Roland Mouret, necklace by Zara, purse by Mulberry

Photo: James Whatling/Splash News

Love the gown (which she’s worn before), but it’s the necklace that makes this look complete. It’s surprising to see the Duchess opt for something hard-looking, since her wardrobe is so feminine, but it’s a welcome change.

CHRISTINA RICCI in New York City
gown by Carolina Herrera

Photo: Stephen Lovekin/Getty

The proportions aren’t quite right, but it’s so interesting and the bodice is so crazy-flattering on her that I still sort of love it. And I was over animal print on the red carpet a long, LONG time ago.

JULIANNA MARGULIES in New York City
dress by Pamella Roland

Photo: Ben Gabbe/WireImage

Such a classic, simple look, but it packs a fucking punch. That dress is just about perfect, in an everywoman sort of way that makes me want to hang out with Julianna and maybe steal her clothes. The earrings are stunning, and I love the sleekness of the overall look.

REESE WITHERSPOON in Los Angeles
dress by Michael Kors, shoes by Casadei

Photo: Victor Decolongon/Getty

YOUR BOB IS FANTASTIC, REESE WITHERSPOON. Whew. I needed to get that out. God, she looks freaking adorable. And I can’t even handle how blue her eyes look – they match her dress and the backdrop perfectly. That is some A+ styling right there.

KEIRA KNIGHTLEY in London
dress by Chanel, shoes by Jimmy Choo

Photo: David Fisher/Rex

Keira Knightley wore this dress to her wedding, but without the sleeves. I believe that, since the otherwise-perfect dress has the saddest, most tacked-on-looking sleeves I’ve ever seen. I respect her for trying to re-wear her wedding dress, which she apparently recycles pretty often, but it was just so much nicer-looking before the sleeves.

SHAILENE WOODLEY in New York City
dress by Calvin Klein

Photo: Kristina Bumphrey/Startraks

I love that Shailene Woodley snagged this dress (which I predicted Rooney Mara would wear). It’s definitely the most unusual dress I’ve seen from Calvin Klein in years (not that that’s saying much). The tweed-like texture of the fringe makes for a really interesting look, and Shailene’s signature laid-back styling works well with it.

EMMY ROSSUM in Los Angeles
dress by Oscar de la Renta, shoes by Rupert Sanderson

Photo: Jim Smeal/BEImages

Well, isn’t Emmy Rossum just a little snowflake princess? I love the dress, and even the glitzy purse isn’t too much during the holiday season. But spend a whole summer and fall blogging about that same pair of white pumps that every single celebrity is wearing, and come Christmas, you’ll be as exhausted of them as I am.

AMY ADAMS in Los Angeles
dress by David Koma, shoes by Christian Louboutin

Photo: Eroteme

Amy, darling, what is going on with your hair? Please, someone explain what this is. A flat-ironed comb-over? It makes me upset. And her perfectly nice dress is ruined by that stupid sheer fabric tacked onto the bottom for no good reason. It’s a good thing her shoes are so fabulous, or I’d write her off completely.

JESSICA BIEL in Los Angeles
jacket by AllSaints, top and skirt by Giambattista Valli, shoes by Bionda Castana

Photo: Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage

I can never really get worked up about anything Jessica Biel wears. She usually does have one cute piece on (here, the shoes), but everything else tends to bore me to tears.

ZOE SALDANA in Los Angeles
dress by Elie Saab, shoes by Christian Louboutin

Photo: Noel Vasquez/Getty

Zoe, darling, don’t be sad! I can tell by the condition of your dress that you were attacked by Wolverine, or possibly Edward Scissorhands, on the way to this event. I don’t know how or why they got you into the shoes Satan wears when he’s doing a drag burlesque show, but I promise you, it’s going to be okay. We’re all here for you.

SELENA GOMEZ in Dallas, Texas
jumpsuit by Zara

Photo: Splash News

Has Selena Gomez joined the cast of some new Real Housewives show? Why has her wardrobe screamed “rich lady’s mid-life crisis” lately?

GABRIELLE UNION in New York City
gown by Prada

Photo: Michael Stewart/Getty

Gabrielle Union is unstoppably beautiful, so this dress is just insulting. That wrinkled, puckering bodice is depressing, and none of the seams look like they’re in the right place for her actual body. The green satin fabric is dated-looking and bridesmaid-y to begin with, so there was probably no saving this look. Better luck next time, darling.

AMANDA SEYFRIED in Seoul
dress by Valentino, shoes by Roger Vivier

Photo: Han Myung-Gu/WireImage

No color anywhere except for her lips? I’m sorry, but I absolutely hate this. What a disservice to Amanda Seyfried’s absurdly gorgeous Disney princess beauty.

MARION COTILLARD at the Marrakech Film Festival
gown by Christian Dior

Photo: Dominique Charriau/Getty

No, Marion Cotillard has not yet run out of Dior dresses. (And those links are just the Dior she’s worn in the last six months, for God’s sake.) But apparently, she has run out of nice Dior gowns, because this thing looks like a very school-spirited tent, not a couture gown.

ANGIE HARMON in New York City
gown by Angel Sanchez

Photo: Nancy Kaszerman/ZumaPress

I think the boobs are actually supposed to go IN the dress. That’s just me, though.


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