Red Carpet Trendspotting: Monochromatic Realness

This week, bitches got shit DONE in black and white. 

EMILIA CLARKE at the Terminator Genisys Berlin premiere
dress by Balenciaga

Photo: Isa Foltin/Getty

Yaaaaaas, Khaleesi! I had no idea she was such a fan of the House of Black and White, but her wardrobe proves she’s their most fashionable acolyte.

EMMY ROSSUM at the Vogue party in Los Angeles
dress by Blumarine

Photo: Donato Sardella/WireImage

Emmy Rossum is cute as a puppy-shaped button. Also, I’ve never been entirely convinced that she and Lily Collins (below) aren’t the same person.

LILY COLLINS at the London premiere of Bend it Like Beckham: The Musical
dress by Maje

Photo: Dan Wooller/Rex

Right? I mean, that’s just Emmy Rossum with a slightly more on-fleek brow. All these baby Audrey Hepburn wannabees look the same to me. But I will say, the black-on-black stripes are gorgeous and very on-trend. And by that I mean, I recently purchased a set of three-dollar nail decals with black-on-black stripes, so OBVIOUSLY that makes them a trend.

KIERNAN SHIPKA at the Coach party in New York
dress, bandana, purse, and shoes by Coach

Photo: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

I will never be able to love flatforms, but I do appreciate the fact that as someone who was born in the 80s, I am old as fuck compared to Young Hollywood. And those tween-to-teen stars ADORE their fucking flatforms. So I won’t hold these against Kiernan Shipka, partly because I love everything else that’s happening here, but mostly because Sally Draper can do no wrong.

dress by Saint Laurent

Perfectly chic street style befitting the It-iest of current It Girls. Also, i want those shoes.

CARA DELEVINGNE at the Paper Towns London photocall
blazer by Saint Laurent

Photo: John Phillips/Getty

It’s not life-changing, but the military-inspired blazer is a lot of fun.

LILY JAMES at the Ralph Lauren Wimbledon party
blouse, skirt, and shoes by Ralph Lauren

Photo: Ian West/PA Images/Startraks

The outfit ages her by about a decade, but it’s got an effortless chicness that I’m enjoying.

ROSAMUND PIKE at the Shanghai Film Festival
dress by Erdem

Photo: ChinaFotoPress/Getty

Cool dress, but that asymmetrical haircut better be for a role. Unless you’re 19 and artsy, you really can’t pull off a hairstyle like this one.

ROSAMUND PIKE at the Shanghai Film Festival
dress by Givenchy

Photo: Getty

The dress is fussy and the hair has gone from a slight distraction to something I just cannot overlook. YOU LOOK LIKE A CHILD WHO CUT HER OWN HAIR. STOP IT.

HAILEE STEINFELD at the MuchMusic Video Awards
dress by Emilio Pucci, purse by Lee Savage, shoes by Sophia Webster

Photo: George Pimentel/WireImage

I hate the shoes with a fiery passion, but I love watching Hailee take some more grown-up risks with her wardrobe. She’s 18 now, but I’ve been following her fashion since she was a little wisp of a 14-year-old, and watching her red carpet game mature over the years has been a joy. She’s not perfect, but she always looks like she’s having fun with herself, and that’s more important to me than anything else.

GWENDOLINE CHRISTIE at the Ralph Lauren Wimbledon party
dress by Ralph Lauren


The outfit isn’t exactly mind-blowing, but I could just stare at the awesomeness that is Brienne of Tarth all day, every day.

AMANDA SEYFRIED at the Ted 2 New York premiere
dress by Mugler

Photo: Kristina Bumphrey/Startraks

White girl cornrows were a CHOICE, and probably not a good one.

MILA KUNIS at the Faberge party in London
dress by Roland Mouret, jewelry by Gemfields

Photo: David M. Benett/Getty

Cute, but she’s been wearing this dress since like 2003. I’m over it.

MILA KUNIS at a Gemfields event in London
dress by Antonio Berardi, jewelry by Gemfields, shoes by Jimmy Choo

Photo: Karwai Tang/WireImage

It was mighty enterprising of Mila to repurpose a chef’s jacket into something kind of resembling a dress. But I can’t say I see a need for this. Are celebrity chefs so busy that they now need to go straight from the kitchen to the red carpet without so much as a wardrobe change?

ELIZABETH OLSEN at the Avengers: Age of Ultron Tokyo premiere
gown, necklace, and shoes by Christian Dior

Photo: Okauchi/Rex

Bulbous and weird, but I love the shoes.

JESSICA CHASTAIN at the Ralph Lauren Wimbledon party
dress by Ralph Lauren

Photo: Richard Young/Rex/Startraks

This is the fashion equivalent of Ambien.

SUKI WATERHOUSE at the Coach party in New York
dress, belt, purse, and shoes by Coach

Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty

Oh, sweetie. I know you think this is just the height of fashion, but you look like a little girl who got lost in her parents’ closet. Try for some accessories that don’t fight with each other, and I might be able to take you seriously.

SARAH HYLAND at the MuchMusic Video Awards
gown by Solace London, purse by Rauwolf

Photo: Sonia Recchia/Getty

I could go on for hours about how we need to let the cut-out trend die at least a little bit, but OH MY GOD WHAT IS HAPPENING ON TOP OF HER HEAD AND IS SHE OKAY OR IS A HAIR DEMON ABOUT TO MURDER HER.

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