For the last couple of Monday Favourites I've tried to tackle serious issues. First I wrote a piece based on a report regarding the employment standards in clothing production in Asia, and then I spent some time articulating my favourite celebrity-turned-fashion-designer moments aaaand...nobody read them. So, this week we're back to the stat-friendly topic of Actresses in Fancy Dresses at Red Carpet Ceremonies!
The Cannes Film Festival is happening at the moment and American-by-way-of-Europe import Diane Kruger was right at home as the actress you haven't seen in anything but who always looks amazing. She wore an oceanic Giambattista Valli couture creation as well as a mini dress from Catwoman's wardrobe. Boyfriend Joshua Jackson remains her number one accessory.
Fuck you Marion Cotillard for looking effortlessly perfect in a black meringue. Others chose a monochromatic colour palette less successfully, including Lana Del Ray who decided not to wear sequins for the first time, at the one event at which sequins are requisite. Her veneers are extremely shiny at least.
Natasha Poly and Dolores Chaplin gave Boobs Legsley a run for her money and I kind of wish they wouldn't. Considering she has become the most unlikeable character on television in the latest season of Gossip Girl, her pins are the only thing she's got left.
The obsession with that Virgin Suicides-brand of back lit depression is still apparent as many chose insipid peach gowns. The relative subtlety of this colour apparently enables the use of textural monstrosities: just because breasts are life-giving doesn't mean you have to adorn them with a chiffon-flower explosion, person who I don't know in the middle there.
Speaking of peach, attendees at The Costume Institute Gala Met Ball took a more is more approach to the tone, attempting to outshine each other / the sun.
Kirsten Stewart, currently promoting her role in Snow White and the Huntsman, retained her position as The
Ice Glum Queen, even in Mondrian-inspired Balenciaga, even compared to black.
And finally, what's the point of designing some of the most exciting clothes in fashion if you can't ever wear them? #buff #fashionable #proud