In or Out: Tilda Swinton in Christian Lacroix
Seriously, we absolutely love this dress on her, the operative phrase being “on her.” Not even the model could pull this look off, but on Tilda Pale and Tall, the dress coupled with virtually no jewelry makes for a really eye-catching look. If you were in the same room as her, you wouldn’t be able to take your eyes off her.
Don’t get us wrong, there’s a lot about the dress we don’t like – the sleeves and neckline in particular – and we would consider this an OUT on almost anybody else, but Tilda really pulls it off.
This gives us an opportunity to rant about something regarding Tilda. Question: What do you call a woman who regularly goes out in high-end couture, wearing makeup and jewelry and heels? Answer: You can call her anything you want, but when you call her “androgynous” we tend to disagree. It seems that “androgyny” has now been defined as “not wearing heavy eye makeup” and frankly, that sounds awfully limiting to us. She DOES wear makeup, y’know. It’s just that she doesn’t wear makeup that adds much color to her face. It’s not a look most woman can pull off (and truth be told, it only works for Tilda about half the time) but we bristle a little when a woman who does something only slightly different when it comes to how she presents herself is instantly given a label that implies she’s not as womanly as she should be.
Okay, rant over. You can yell at us now.