SAG AWARDS 2013...MY WORST DRESSED LIST!!
There were more than a few surprises on my Worst Dressed List, so hold your breath and dive in...ANNE HATHAWAY
Our Anne of 'The Glums
' pulled up before the jury for looking slightly less than perfect ?!! Well, not really - I just felt her potentially lovely couture dress should have looked a bit more - you know - Couture !!
This is from the Spring 2013 Giambattista Valli Couture show staged on January 21st, so not long before this awards ceremony then...but was it a rush job ? Or did Anna get special advance notice of his designs just so that she could have a dress made for this show? Or is it actually the same dress that went down the runway, borrowed from the Valli showroom just for the evening? That's probably the nearest to the truth actually...
Except it doesn't move in the same way or hang with the same amount of voluminous netting skirt shape - in fact the skirt hangs down limply at her sides, with no pizazz at all...
I can tell you now that thus looked a hell of a lot more exciting on the Giambattista Valli runway recently - here it is, a real 'New Look' sort of dress - see for yourself:-
I did rather like her butterfly nail art though !!JANE LYNCH
Jane took a major fashion mis-step with this weird contraption-like studded harness top - it really looks like she is just about to leap out of a plane - or worse, take up a horse-whip, and beat the daylights out of someone rather close, on the pretext of some weird S & M fetish...
What did you think of Jane's fashion statement - was it just too young a style, or was it a hint of something more sinister ?JENNIFER WESTFELDT
On the arm of her long-term partner of 14 years, Jon Hamm (from the 60s drama 'Mad Men
') Jennifer looked lovely in herself - nice hair, natural make-up with just a pop of lip-colour, and a nice little silvery clutch-bag, but her dress let the side down, I'm afraid...it looks a bit like a stretchy corset body in dull greyed-down, washed-too-often white, with a long and quite creased satin skirt pleated into the waist.
I'm afraid this really is not a great look... JESSICA CHASTAIN
Here's the second surprise of the evening - after her strangely unfinished-looking aqua dress that she wore for the Golden Globes a few weeks ago, I thought she'd pull out the stops for the SAG Awards, but it appears that she took a bit of a mis-step too...
This dress was designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, and in itself is a perfectly lovely design, but how I wish she'd gone for one size bigger !! It really looks like a toss-up if she can actually sit down or not - what d'you reckon ?!!
Also, call me a spoilsport if you wish, but I really don't like bright red being worn by redheads like this - both shades are fighting to the death and it's the dress that's surely going to win !!
I love red hair and I love to see it being teamed with colours that really show it off well - absolutely any
shade of blue or green of course, but also purple is great, as is chocolate brown or any shade of grey - black, white, cream, and any other neutral is good, even silver, copper, gunmetal and bronze...but bright red? - not a good pairing at all - you can see here that the red dulls the hair down to an orangey-brown colour, which is a bit nondescript - and red hair should never
be nondescript !!JULIE BOWEN
Julie is wearing a full length leather evening dress designed by Johanna Johnson, and I so wish she hadn't...first of all, the thing about leather is, no matter how fine it is, and this is very fine indeed, when you sew a dart into leather, it just isn't possible for the dart to end up in a really fine, curving-away-to-nothing end - instead it forms a little pointy bit where the dart ends, and unfortunately, this is often exactly where your nipple is...enough said !! That's quite enough for me to never
contemplate getting any kind of fitted leather dress, evening or otherwise !! KALEY CUOCO
Oh dear - what is
the matter with Kaley's hair - it looks like it's been styled to within an inch of its life, doesn't it ?!! Other fashion sites have dubbed it 'helmet hair' and you can quite see why ...
Dress-wise, she also took a major fashion mis-step when she walked into the Romona Kevesa showroom and picked out this red lace Prom-queen style dress for her red carpet appearance. Here's the thing - you can see in the show presentation photo, that the model is probably a good six inches taller than Kaley, and that all-important extra height means that this prom-dress was originally at mid-calf length instead of just above the ankles and certainly not skimming her shoes, as in the pics of Kaley here !!
I was, however, rather taken with her brass and red tortoiseshell clutch, and the crazy love-hearts nail art !!
nbsp; MICHELLE DOCKERY
Michelle went with a daring design by Chado Ralph Rucci that has successfully split the fashion press neatly into 50% for and 50% against, which is quite an achievement in my view !!
I personally don't much like this dress - it's a bit shapeless and shows off her under-boob as if it was a good thing !! On the plus side, Michelle herself looks absolutely fantastic with glossy hair cut in a side-swept bob - but her dress is a million miles away from the beautiful costumes she wears in 'Downton Abbey
', for which she and her cast-mates won the Best Ensemble Cast Award... SIGOURNEY WEAVER
Michelle wasn't the only star in a shapeless dress though - she was royally
trumped in the shapeless dress stakes by Sigourney Weaver, whose dress made Michelle's look like a beautifully cut Couture masterpiece...
Now, as I understand it, for some unknown reason, Sigourney here decided that her Lanvin gown would look better if it was worn back to front - and without any kind of bra either !! Mystifyingly, she didn't ask any sort of fashion stylist for advice on this, and thus ended up looking like a big rectangle of black shiny satin, with a sad case of droop in the bust region...she made a huge mistake with this dress, because the right way round, it's actually quite pretty - a dippy little V-neckline where it wraps over, and flattering little frills down each side - why, oh why, did she think to turn it round ?!!
Here it is the right way round, from the 'Browns' website:-
See ? How much more flattering it is...
Well, I hope you enjoyed my little selection of the dresses that should have been better, bit for one reason or another, simply weren't !! These stars have all ben lambasted in the fashion press and so we'll be expecting greater things from each of them next time...
Next up will be Georges Chakra and Georges Hobeika Spring 2013 Couture shows.