The Week in Celebrity Fashion, Part 2

Let’s wrap up this fucking fabulous week on the red carpet, dear readers. 

AMAL ALAMUDDIN in Venice
top, pants, and purse by Stella McCartney

Photo: Pierre Teyssot/AFP/Getty

We must have been very, very good, dear readers, because the endless summer is upon us at last, and the world has a new Jackie O. Her name is Amal Alamuddin, and last week, she did like the 87th most awesome thing she’s ever done in her amazing life, and married George Clooney. She traipsed around Venice looking perfect, and being perfect, because she’s perfect.

AMAL ALAMUDDIN and GEORGE CLOONEY in Venice
dress by Giambattista Valli

Photo: Getty

I love the way her hand is resting against her chest, as if to say, “Who, me? Oh, yes, I did marry this silly little old man. But don’t worry, I’m still an internationally-renowned lawyer who has represented the fucking prime minister of Ukraine.”

ROSIE HUNTINGTON-WHITELEY at Paris Fashion Week
jumpsuit by Balmain

Photo: AKM-GSI

I usually hate jumpsuits that fully cover shoes, but I have to make an exception for this. I mean, this outfit definitely makes me wonder if there is a disco-themed solid gold Cirque du Soleil that I don’t know about, but if anyone can pull off that particular aesthetic, it’s Rosie.

ROSIE HUNTINGTON-WHITELEY at Paris Fashion Week
dress by Isabel Marant, shoes by Stuart Weitzman

Photo: Julien M. Hekimian/French Select/Getty

Deliciously disheveled, like she rolled out of bed, threw on the world’s most beautiful pillowcase, and left the house.

ROSIE HUNTINGTON-WHITELEY at the Chloé show
top, pants, and purse by Chloé

Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty

Are we back to tying sweaters around our waists like it’s the 90s, or is that just an uncommonly large belt?

ODEYA RUSH at the Louis Vuitton show
dress by Louis Vuitton

Photo: Michel Dufour/WireImage

That coat should win a Nobel Peace Prize. I don’t care where you come from – all of human existence should be able to agree that this coat is the BEST. The Hostess cupcake-decorated shoes aren’t my favorite thing on earth, but the purse is a delight.

LÉA SEYDOUX at the Miu Miu show
dress by Miu Miu

Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty

Another day, another French actress in black, making all non-French women feel inferior about themselves just by merely existing.

HAILEE STEINFELD at the Miu Miu show
dress and purse by Miu Miu

Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty

The dress is adorable; the purse is nice, though a little over-large; the shoes are a little disappointing. But that headband. I NEED THAT HEADBAND IN MY LIFE.

ELIZABETH BANKS in Los Angeles
dress by Roland Mouret, purse by Edie Parker, shoes by Sophia Webster

Photo: Vincent Sandoval/WireImage

The dress is sleek, chic, and perfectly Elizabeth – same goes for the hair. But the accessories look like they belong with a different outfit. And not in an, “oh, what a surprise!” way. Just in a “um, did you get dressed in the dark?” way.

OLIVIA PALERMO at the Chloé show
dress by Chloé

Photo: Pierre Suu/GC

I don’t think I’ve ever really liked a single pair of shoes she’s ever worn, but this is about as streamlined and minimalist as it gets for Olivia. Only two giant bracelets, and a shocking lack of fringe? Who even are you?!

OLIVIA PALERMO at the Valentino show
coat and shorts by Christian Dior, shoes by Aquazzura

Photo: D. Taylor/Splash News

I have a problem with the obscenely large pockets and the fact that she looks pantsless, but overall, it’s not terrible. Again, anytime she’s not drenched in 80 pounds of fringed accessories, I’m pretty happy.

OLIVIA PALERMO at Paris Fashion Week
gown by Alessandra Rich

Photo: Kristy Sparow/WireImage

Yes, it’s very cool that you were able to get this dress days after it walked the runway. But next time, can you spring for something that hasn’t been through the office shredder?

JENNIFER CONNELLY at the Louis Vuitton show
suit by Louis Vuitton

Photo: InDigital

Understated-chic. Jennifer Connelly’s fashion choices never blow my mind, but they’re solid nonetheless. Her ridiculously striking features don’t hurt, either.

CATE BLANCHETT at the Zurich Film Festival
blouse and skirt by Giambattista Valli

Photo: vogue.co.uk

What is happening to my favorite red carpet stars? Why are they all phoning it in lately? First Diane Kruger, now Cate – you are too good for this, Cate. Only Julia Roberts wears ill-fitting, awkward button-downs with couture skirts, and even she looks stupid in them.

MIRANDA KERR at Paris Fashion Week
dress by Versus Versace, shoes by Stuart Weitzman

Photo: vogue.co.uk

I dig the mesh skirt, but I’m not sure this dress really needed to be one-shouldered. I think it had more than enough details already. It’s still a strong look, but I’ll never understand why Miranda’s street style is infinitely better than her red carpet style.

MIRANDA KERR at Paris Fashion Week
gown by Emilio Pucci

Photo: PA

Unless she was attacked by a bear en route to this event, there is absolutely no excuse for this dress.

SELENA GOMEZ at the Louis Vuitton show
dress and shoes by Louis Vuitton

Photo: Getty

I sort of forgot she was a thing.

SHAILENE WOODLEY at the Miu Miu show
dress by Miu Miu

Photo: Dominique Charriau/WireImage

Oregon Trail bride.

MICHELLE WILLIAMS at the Louis Vuitton show
top and skirt by Louis Vuitton

Photo: Rindoff/Le Segretain/French Select

If you’re only going to hit one or two red carpet events a year, you better show up looking so phenomenal that I can’t stop thinking about you for weeks. Otherwise, you’re wasting my time. And I recap Dawson’s Creek, so Michelle Williams wastes too much of my time already.

LEIGH LEZARK at the Chanel show
top, pants, and shoes by Chanel

Photo: Getty

I hope to god she didn’t actually spend MONEY on any of this. I think the world economy may actually implode if someone actually exchanges currency for this bag of bullshit.


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4 responses to The Week in Celebrity Fashion, Part 2

  1. I was about to sing Hosannas or Olivia’s fringe-less garments… until I scrolled down to picture #3. Who else but Quagmire, indeed…

    In other news, I just can’t WAIT for your PR recape this week (more than usual if that’s even possible!). I sense this one will generate endless discussions in the comments section for the rest of the week :p

    • democracydiva – Author

      BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. If I had seen that picture before Rosie’s outfit I never would have been able to take it seriously either.

      And PREACH to the Jen Lindley comment. The world is clearly falling apart.

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