The Week in Celebrity Fashion, Part 1


Happy Monday, dear readers! Move your day along with a healthy dose of bitchery. 

ELLE FANNING in Los Angeles
gown by Elie Saab

Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage

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

Photo: Kristin Callahan/Ace/INF

Fabulous silhouette; flawless styling. Everything about this is perfect.

CAMILLA BELLE in São Paulo
dress by Gucci

Photo: Venturelli/WireImage

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

Photo: Neil Rasmus/BFAnyc/Sipa

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

Photo: Gregg DeGuire/WireImage

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

Photo: PA

This is breathtaking, but she’ll be naked if she sneezes.

CHRISTINA HENDRICKS in Los Angeles
dress by Zac Posen, shoes by Jimmy Choo

Photo: Joe Scarnici/Getty

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

Photo: Bryan Bedder/Getty

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

Photo: INF

I adore this. It’s like a slightly dressier version of all the other Erdem dresses she’s worn. The pockets are, of course, delightful.

AMANDA SEYFRIED in London
dress by Alexander McQueen, shoes by Giuseppe Zanotti

Photo: Doug Peters/PA/Abaca

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

Photo: Steve Mack/FilmMagic

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

Photo: Splash News

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

Photo: Stefanie Keenan/Getty

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

Photo: Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty

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

Photo: Vittorio Zuninio Celotto/Getty

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

Photo: Rob Rich/WENN

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

Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty

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

Photo: Rex

Another in a long string of super-fun coats and otherwise unremarkable outfits from Duchess Kate.

MILLA JOVOVICH in Tokyo
gown by Chanel

Photo: Jun Sato/WireImage

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

Photo: Mike Marsland/WireImage

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.


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6 responses to The Week in Celebrity Fashion, Part 1

  1. Hey, I love you, your blog and your comments.. You made me hate Lea Michele and be proud of it (i love glee though, lol), can I make a little correction.. The Sao Paolo there is the brazilian city right? Its sao paulo with an U in case you are writing it in portuguese. 🙂 keep doing what you’re doing! xxxxx

    • democracydiva – Author

      Haha, I am so glad I could spread the dislike for Lea Michele’s clothes! And thank you for the correction – yes, it’s the Brazilian city and I misspelled it! I’ll fix it now. 🙂

  2. Isn’t that, quite literally, the gown that Elie Saab designed for Sleeping Beauty?
    https://democracydiva.com/2012/12/14/fashionably-ever-after-disney-princesses-go-designer/

    As we lamented, the picture doesn’t do much to show off the gown so it’s hard to say. Elie Saab also designs a lot of super similar dresses, but I think it is. The sleeves are definitely shorter on Ms. Fanning’s dress, but it looks to be about the same thing in blue. (Which is fine because the Disney dress was both blue and pink…)

  3. (shorter in general length, too, because the dress in that picture can literally only be worn while lying down – no mortal could actually walk in that)

    • democracydiva – Author

      The dress is almost exactly the same! I noticed it too. But also most Elie Saab’s stuff is very very similar to this. He tends to make the same (really really beautiful) gowns over and over again.

      A+ CHOKER FIND. THAT IS AWESOME.

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