This may not be the most interesting dress in the world, but I love it just the same. Helen Mirren (in Badgley Mischka) rarely disappoints, and she looks stunning in this dress.
I am not always a fan of Versace, but this velvet dress is a masterpiece. Too bad the person wearing it is invisible. This shade of hair looks terrible on her - it's like Nicole Kidman all over again. Maybe some red lipstick would have helped, but the platinum and nude lip is seriously disturbing to me . . . then again, maybe that was that point . . . this is Lady Gaga, after all. But the dress is AMAZING!
These Zuhair Murad gowns are starting to blend together for me. But it is probably a whole lot of fun to flounce around in one for the evening. And I would love to see one up close, or spend some time in their atelier and learn about embellishment techniques.
When is Zac Posen going to stop using this fabric?! It just does not look good when worn in real life without the benefit of airbrushing out all of the wrinkles. Look at that hem . . . yuck. But this lady looks adorable and she seems to be having a great time, so I suppose the dress is doing something right. Poor Bernadette Peters, however, did not fare as well in a column gown made from the same stuff with a mess of wrinkles.
I cannot believe I am saying that I like something made with a mustard colored fabric, but this
Giambattista Valli dress is pretty fantastic and very old Hollywood. Is the cape attached, do we think?
Georgina Chapman always looks lovely, but this dress is extra special. Love it!
This Givenchy dress once again proves that Cate Blanchett can wear anything. And I bet it looks amazing in motion.
I think I saw two movies this year, but Brooklyn was one of them, and Saoirse Ronan is adorable. The Saint Laurent dress is not that special; I actually have an old Vogue patterns that would make a great copy. But she makes the dress work.
With my new appreciation for odd sculptural silhouettes, I find myself drawn to Jane Fonda's Yves Saint Laurent dress, but something is off. I think it would look much better without the sleeves. (And I normally love a long sleeved gown.) Or is it the length? The more I look at that bodice, the more I see a giant scalloped shell. But I am still intrigued.
And, may I just say, this is probably the most adorable man in the world. Normally I find sneakers with formal clothing irritating, but Alan Cumming can wear anything he wants in my world.
So what do you think? Any new favorites to inspire this year's sewing plans?
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