HAILEE STEINFELD at the Tribeca Film Festival
dress by Valentino
Is there anything better than this ridiculously fun Valentino dress? I had it all picked out for Lupita Nyong’o, but it is utterly fantastic on Hailee Steinfeld. The subtle-yet-funky shoes are perfect; they don’t compete with the print for attention, but they’re definitely not boring.
KEIRA KNIGHTLEY at the Tribeca Film Festival
dress by Chanel, shoes by Jimmy Choo
This is pretty much the only thing Keira Knightley ever wears, but that doesn’t mean I don’t love it when it’s done this well. The textures in this dress are breathtaking, and the IDGAF styling works when you can carry an entire outfit on your cheekbones alone, as Keira Knightley can.
KEIRA KNIGHTLEY in New York City
dress by Chanel, shoes by Bionda Castana
See? She really just wears the same Chanel dress in every color and texture imaginable. But I suppose there are worse crimes. I do love the little band around the waist and the way the skirt flares out, though.
SOLANGE KNOWLES in New York City
sweater and skirt by Christopher Kane, purse by Kate Spade, shoes by Acne
The cheekiness of the lemon-shaped purse with the brightest lemon-yellow outfit imaginable is FLAWLESS. This outfit is perfection, and it’s perfect for Solange. Democracy Diva’s First Rule of red carpet fashion is DON’T BE BORING; in that regard, Solange never disappoints.
EMMA STONE in New York City
dress and shoes by Valentino
Love the color, the collar, and the pockets. But the pockets thing goes without saying. I don’t like to generalize, but we bitches LOVE dresses with pockets.
NIKKI REED at the Tribeca Film Festival
dress by Lela Rose, shoes by Jimmy Choo
I have never thought of Nikki Reed as anything but “wait, who is that again?”, so color me shocked when I couldn’t stop looking at this beautiful LBD. The detailing on that trim is just so exquisite. And her Cara Delevingne-esque eyebrow game is on point.
MICHELLE WILLIAMS in New York City
dress by Louis Vuitton
This outfit can’t decide if it’s a biker or a kindergarten teacher, and that’s a problem. Somehow, it still sort of works on Michelle Williams, but it really shouldn’t.
DITA VON TEESE in Los Angeles
dress by Christian Siriano, shoes by Christian Louboutin
Subtle but fab. The length of the sleeves on this coat is really terrific – in fact, the whole silhouette is divine, and as Dita-licious as Dita gets.
RITA ORA in New York City
jacket and skirt by Marni, shoes by Stuart Weitzman
By far my favorite thing the wild-wardrobed Rita Ora has ever worn. She’s made for funky separates in loud prints and crazy textures; when they’re actually made to fit her and styled in a non-distracting way, the result is pretty damn fabulous.
RITA ORA in New York City
coat by Marni, shoes by Christian Louboutin
It sort of looks like a bathrobe made by little birds for a Disney princess, but that might be a compliment. With a better fit and a different pair of shoes, this could really be an outfit. As is, it’s a bit too pajama-esque for public consumption.
SUKI WATERHOUSE in Shanghai
dress by Burberry Prorsum
The starlets are working the anything-but-basic little black dresses this week. That lace is to die for.
CARA DELEVINGNE in Shanghai
skirt and purse by Burberry
It’s sort of a mish-mosh of assorted Burberry pieces, but if anyone can make that look like fashion, it’s Cara Delevingne’s eyebrows. I could do without the conjunctivitis makeup, though.
EMMA ROBERTS at the Tribeca Film Festival
top and skirt by Balenciaga, shoes by Christian Louboutin
It’s a little too serious. Leave this futuristic sadness for Rooney Mara, honey. And give me the shoes, because they’re extraordinary.
JULIE BOWEN in Los Angeles
dress by Marchesa, purse by Jimmy Choo, shoes by Christian Louboutin
The top half of this dress fits her perfectly, but I think it should have been just a tiny bit shorter. And let’s have a toast to the real stars of this weekly fashion recap: lace, lace, and more beautiful, delicate lace.
AUBREY PLAZA in New York City
gown by Viktor & Rolf
I’ll accept the gown, but not the hair.
CAMERON DIAZ in New York City
dress by Vionnet
GWYNETH PALTROW in Hong Kong
dress by Michael Kors
Slightly less boring, but not in a good way. Those seams look like booby tassels.
SARAH JESSICA PARKER in New York City
dress by Vera Wang
It’s weirdly wintery for April, and the shoes don’t make any sense.
KATE UPTON in New York City
blouse and pants by Saint Laurent, purse by Emm Kuo, shoes by Salvatore Ferragamo
I’ll be thrilled if I never see another pussy bow on the red carpet. Also, menswear for women only works if the tailoring is perfect or if the woman has no curves. Kate’s ample bosom and the rest of her gorgeous body need pieces that actually fit.
ZENDAYA COLEMAN in Los Angeles
suit by Vivienne Westwood, blouse by H. Lorenzo, purse by Oroton, shoes by Ruthie Davis
I’ve used this before, and I’ll use it again, because sometimes it is my only possible reaction:
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