ELLE FANNING in Los Angeles
gown by Elie Saab
Well, aren’t you just the pretty princess in all the land? The world premiere of the movie in which you play Sleeping Beauty is the ideal place for this gown. It practically screams Princess Aurora. I could have done without the choker, but I like that she managed to surprise us. Go and get it, girl. But she wasn’t the only Fanning to work it this week:
DAKOTA FANNING in New York City
jumpsuit by Roland Mouret, purse and shoes by Prada
Fabulous silhouette; flawless styling. Everything about this is perfect.
CAMILLA BELLE in São Paulo
dress by Gucci
It’s bedazzled mauve leather. What the hell more could you want in a dress? I predicted Jennifer Lawrence would wear this dress in a brief break from Dior tradition, but Camilla Belle is definitely bringing the drama in a major way. Lesser women couldn’t pull off that much jewelry, but somehow, she makes it work.
CAMILLA BELLE in São Paulo
gown and purse by Gucci
Gorgeous, if a hair too long. It still makes her look about eleventy billion feet tall.
ANGELINA JOLIE in Los Angeles
gown by Atelier Versace
This dress is actually not leather – it’s rubberized silk. Which I definitely did not know was a thing until right now. Aside from the strange material, which I think I like, it’s standard Jolie fare. The spiky jewelry feels a little obvious. If you’re going to go in character, you have to commit more than this. Don’t just arm yourself with fatal jewelry and call it a day.
CHANEL IMAN in Monaco
gown by Reem Acra
This is breathtaking, but she’ll be naked if she sneezes.
CHRISTINA HENDRICKS in Los Angeles
dress by Zac Posen, shoes by Jimmy Choo
That blue is absolutely electric on her. I love it. I wish the shoes were anything but red, but the silhouette of this dress is so darling, I don’t really care.
TAYLOR SCHILLING in New York City
top and skirt by Sportmax, purse by Edie Parker
A career high for Taylor Schilling. The hair and makeup are a little too severe, but the splatterpaint skirt is awesome and the white accessories really pop with it. Also, I am so desperate for Orange is the New Black to come back that I can’t even handle it.
MIRANDA KERR in Sydney
dress by Erdem
AMANDA SEYFRIED in London
dress by Alexander McQueen, shoes by Giuseppe Zanotti
It sort of looks like a kindergarten art project, but in a very chic way. The gold and black strappy sandals are the glue that holds this look together. They are so simple, but so fucking terrific.
AMY POEHLER in New York City
dress by Monique Lhuillier, shoes by Stuart Weitzman
The purse is a little heavy for an otherwise effortlessly light outfit. But I will love Amy Poehler always and forever no matter what the hell she does.
DIANE KRUGER in New York City
dress by Giambattista Valli
The mullet skirt is extremely awkward, but the print and texture are phenomenal and the mint shoes were a fun surprise. It’s still a good look overall, but we all know the great Diane Kruger is capable of so much more.
ASHLEY MADEKWE in Los Angeles
top and skirt by Monique Lhuillier, shoes by Stuart Weitzman
The makeup is borderline clownish, but I love the color combination going on here. The soft pink top with the coral-on-acid skirt feels fresh and modern; the combination of different lace textures is really magnificent. The shoes feel like an afterthought, but the purse is really lovely.
FLORENCE WELCH in London
dress by Vilshenko, shoes by Christian Louboutin
This dress feels a bit like a Valentino knock-off, and it’s all a little underwhelming for the usually outrageous Florence. The accessories belong with different outfits entirely. Flo, I count on you to bring the crazy, but in a much more interesting way than this.
DITA VON TEESE in Monaco
top and skirt by Blumarine, shoes by Christian Louboutin
I’m usually buying everything this diva is selling, but even I can admit when she’s dug too far deep into the old Hollywood costume box. This color is almost impossible to look at, the fur collar is absurd, and it’s even fussier than her usual fare.
HEIDI KLUM in Southampton, New York
jumpsuit by Jenni Kayne
The proportions aren’t perfect, but it’s the most modern and stylish Heidi has looked in quite some time. I usually feel like her red carpet looks are frozen in time around 2002, but this at least feels more of-the-moment than usual.
NINA DOBREV in Monaco
gown by Jenny Packham
This gorgeous gown was my Spring 2013 red carpet prediction for Cobie Smulders, but I think it’s got some issues on Nina. It’s a little too snug, a little too long, and the styling is a little too lazy to carry such an ornate dress.
CATHERINE, DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE in Crieff, Scotland
coat by Jonathan Saunders, shoes by L.K. Bennett
Another in a long string of super-fun coats and otherwise unremarkable outfits from Duchess Kate.
MILLA JOVOVICH in Tokyo
gown by Chanel
I really tried to like this, but it looks more like a cartoon drawing of a red carpet gown than anything else. The bodice is strange, the proportions are nuts, I don’t even know what’s happening with that skirt, and the bracelet is just ridiculous.
CHARLIZE THERON in London
dress by Stella McCartney
We get it. You’re beautiful, so you don’t have to try. But could you put in the effort anyway, just so boring, non-famous people have something to talk about? God. Think of someone besides yourself for a change.