Stars at Comic-Con 2014


San Diego Comic-Con has come and gone, and all we have to remember it by is this awesome picture of George R.R. Martin in a Daenerys cardboard cut-out. But don’t fret, dear readers – there’s still fashion to judge.

ELLE FANNING at the Boxtrolls panel
dress by Christopher Kane

Photo: Broadimage/Newswire

CUTEST. It’s perfect for Comic-Con, which has only been recently infested with starlets, much to the chagrin of literally everyone else at Comic-Con. Having fun with your wardrobe is of the utmost importance here – nerds are already going to be hating you for clogging up their territory with paparazzi, so you better not look like you’re taking yourself too seriously. Elle Fanning clearly had a blast with her wardrobe – the dress adorable, the shoes are just the best, brightest strawberry-red, and the styling is SO much fun. Notice how her bright yellow nail polish matches her eye shadow? I’m obsessed.

VERA FARMIGA at the Bates Motel party
dress by Peter Pilotto, shoes by Kurt Geiger

Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty

YAAAAS. Give me all your colorblocking and floral embellishments and every shade of red and pink. I am eating this shit up. The mauve purse and red lips really bring this look together.

SARAH PAULSON at the Entertainment Weekly party
top and skirt by Lela Rose, shoes by Christian Louboutin

Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty

I want Sarah Paulson to be super-famous so I can see her on the red carpet more often. She has this surprisingly funky yet chic aesthetic that I love. Like how she’s wearing a mesh tee shirt over a mesh skirt, but somehow she looks classy as fuck. How is that even possible?

NINA DOBREV at the CraveOnline event
dress by Naeem Khan, shoes by Oscar Tiye

Photo: Tony Forte/WENN

I wish her hair was up, the better to show off this awesome dress, but it’s a great look nonetheless. The chartreuse shoes were a stroke of genius.

NINA DOBREV at the Vampire Diaries panel
top and shorts by Naeem Khan, shoes by Kurt Geiger

Photo: Mark Davis/Getty

Okay, I like a pop of color as much as the next girl, but even a random color needs to make some semblance of sense with the rest of the outfit. Those Barbie heels don’t work at all with the “isn’t it cute how I’m wearing an outfit that looks like your grandma’s tablecloth” top and shorts.

NINA DOBREV at the 20th Century Fox panel
blouse, skirt, and tie by J. Mendel, shoes by Armani

Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty

When did J. Mendel start collaborating with American Apparel? This is some tacky-looking shit right here. Nina, you’re not on Degrassi anymore. You don’t still need to be wearing whatever a fancy label throws at you. You can afford to be a little bit more discerning.

EMMA ROBERTS at the Entertainment Weekly party
top by Houghton, skirt by Tanya Taylor, shoes by Casadei

Photo: Byron Purvis/AdMedia

Love it. Again, I’m not sure bubble-gum pink is the way to go when you’re seeking a fun pop of color, but I guess Barbie shoes are in this season. Anyway, I think this silhouette is adorable on her, and I love the black-and-white floral print.

ASHLEY MADEKWE at the Entertainment Weekly party
dress and shoes by Christian Dior

Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty

It’s very chic, and jacquard is super-trendy right now, but she just looks so somber and serious. Maybe she just needs some jewelry, or a Zoloft. I feel you, Ashley.

ASHLEY MADEKWE at the Nintendo lounge
dress by McQ by Alexander McQueen, shoes by Saint Laurent

Photo: Mike Windle/Getty

Can we just put a blanket ban on red carpet peplums for the next year or so? I think we’ve already seen every peplum imaginable, so let’s just call it a day.

SOPHIE TURNER and MAISIE WILLIAMS at the Nintendo lounge
Sophie’s jumpsuit by Tata Naka
Maisie’s dress by Alice + Olivia, shoes by Sophia Webster

Photo: Mike Windle/Getty

Nothing is better than when Sansa and Arya Stark get to hang out in real life wearing adorable things. Sophie Turner’s jumpsuit is ridiculous in the best possible way, and Maisie’s dress is perfect and I want it. Also, her spiked bracelet is so badass.

SOPHIE TURNER at the Entertainment Weekly party
dress by Matthew Williamson

Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty

I predicted Chloë Moretz would wear this dress, but I’m digging it on Lady Sansa. That’s way too much makeup for her beautiful little face, but everything else about this works for me.

GWENDOLINE CHRISTIE at the Entertainment Weekly party
top and skirt by Peter Pilotto

Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty

THIS IS WHAT BRIENNE OF TARTH LOOKS LIKE OFF-SCREEN. DEAL WITH THAT. DEAL WITH HOW FLAWLESS THIS WOMAN IS. Her Peter Pilotto ensemble has the same awesome floral embellishments as Vera Farmiga’s dress (discussed above), and I love seeing such a girly color on such a tall, powerful lady.

CATE BLANCHETT at the Hobbit panel
dress by Fausto Puglisi, shoes by Roger Vivier

Photo: Joe Scarnici/FilmMagic

Relative to what everyone else was wearing, this wasn’t that bad, but Cate Blanchett should not be held to the same standard as like, the supporting actress on Vampire Diaries. Cate Blanchett is an other-worldly goddess of all things fashion, and she can do a fuck-load better than this.

HOLLAND RODEN at the Entertainment Weekly party
jumpsuit by Haney

Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty

Jesus, woman. Your adorable doe-eyed features are plenty obvious enough – there’s no need to highlight them with eleven pounds of makeup. And the jumpsuit is fine, but it’s nothing we haven’t seen on the red carpet approximately eleventy billion times before.

HOLLAND RODEN at the Teen Wolf panel
dress by Self-Portrait, shoes by Stuart Weitzman

Photo: Jesse Grant/Getty

The makeup is better, but the dress is a little on the sad side. With all the cut-out little black dresses out there in the universe, how did she land on this one?

JENNIFER MORRISON at the Once Upon a Time panel
top and skirt by Paule Ka, shoes by Greymar

Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty

Best she’s ever looked, which is really not saying much, because Jennifer Morrison is probably one of my five least favorite people on the red carpet.

JENNIFER MORRISON at the Entertainment Weekly party
dress by Lublu, shoes by Greymar

Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty

YOUR HAIR IS AWFUL. There. I said it, and I won’t apologize for it, because she just cannot continue her endless line of Swedish milkmaid braids any longer. I will not allow it.

ROSARIO DAWSON at the SinCity panel
dress by Narciso Rodriguez, shoes by Bionda Castana

Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty

Cute dress, ruined by a stupid pair of shoes that have nothing to do with this look whatsoever.

SALMA HAYEK at the Everly panel
dress and shoes by Alexander McQueen

Photo: Joe Scarnici/Getty

For such a dominatrix-y look, it’s kind of boring, isn’t it?

JESSICA ALBA at the Sin City panel
top by Tanya Taylor, skirt by Zimmermann, shoes by Kotur

Photo: Joe Scarnici/FilmMagic

There is only one appropriate reaction to those shoes, and it is Sarcastic Jennifer Lawrence.

JADA PINKETT SMITH at the Gotham panel
top and skirt by Cushnie et Ochs, shoes by Manolo Blahnik

Photo: Mark Davis/Getty

Put it away, lady. It’s Comic-Con. Someone will confuse you with a cosplayer.

ELIZABETH OLSEN at the Avengers panel
dress by The Row, shoes by Prada

Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty

I thought the whole point of being related to the Olsen twins was easy access to great fashion. But if this is the kind of shit MK&A throw at their siblings, Elizabeth should probably just ignore their style advice altogether. Seriously, this thing is so miserable, it actually makes her look un-famous. Is there a worse red carpet sin than that?


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