2011 Critics’ Choice Movie Awards
Amy Adams in Carolina Herrera in Spring 2011
“Meh” is officially over, so we will not say “meh.” Starting now. It’s a nice enough dress, but we’re kind of bored with Amy Adams and her nice enough dresses. She’s too young, pretty, and famous to be playing it so safe all the time.
Emily Blunt in Azzaro
We love this woman. She can make a giant hip bow look chic.
Hailee Steinfeld in Marchesa Spring 2011
This is the little chickie who bad mouthed Lea Michele last week, right? We’re inclined to love her already. The dress couldn’t be more standard, but she’s fetal and should probably work the twee while she can.
Helena Bonham Carter
We’re all for forging a crazy personal style but even we can’t get behind this level of crazy. Too sloppy-looking; doesn’t really give you that Norma Desmond vibe like it should.
It’s pretty. Not exactly an award-winning design, but it definitely suits her. A head-turner, in a somewhat expected kind of way.
Ugh. This mid-calf hem everyone’s sporting can’t go away fast enough.
Elle Fanning in Valentino Fall 2010 Couture
What a perfect dress for her.
Love the tie. The man can fill out a suit (in every way imaginable), but he does tend to look a bit disheveled on the RC.
Julia Ormond in Tadashi Shoji spring 2011
We had to double and triple check to make sure this was really Julia Ormond. She looks…umm… different. Anyway, the dress is a bit “Downton Abbey” (which we can’t recommend enough, kittens). A bit “Lady’s dressing gown.”
She went out in some cracked-out Lanvin and McQueen earlier this year, so it’s probably for the best that she stick with these simple looks for a while. They suit her better. Love the shoes.
Kim Kardashian in Vera Wang
That center seam is awful. Otherwise, this would be a perfect dress for her; dramatic and a bit on the cliche side.
Mandy Moore in Monique Lhuillier
Annette Bening in Georges Hobeika Signature Spring 2011
She looks great. It really suits her. An effortless look.
Michelle Williams in Balenciaga
She can pull off these twee looks like practically no one else her age. We don’t know how she does it.
Mila Kunis in Nina Ricci
The dress looks sad and the ankle ties look like they have a minute to go before they become completely undone.
Surprisingly bad. Skinny guys with his looks can pull off almost anything, but he looks like a junior associate who fell asleep on the subway.
Sofia Vergara in Temperley London Spring 2011
Playing to her strengths. It looks great on her. But that hem length, kittens. When will it be over?
Natalie Portman in Gianfranco Ferré
As safe as it gets. She looks cute enough, and it’s better than that sequined secretarial outfit she wore last week, but she’s too conservative.
Nicole Kidman in Nina Ricci Spring 2011
At first we were going to say “too Helen Mirren,” but since Helen Mirren favors skin tight dresses that hug her sexagenarian boobs, that doesn’t fit. More like “too Judi Dench.” The runway version looks great, though.
He can really pull off that Rat Pack suave.
Eva Mendes in Valentino Fall 2009 Couture
LOVE IT. And we don’t even like lace all that much. Show off those spectacular legs, girl. Enough with the demure mid-calf crap. Eva don’t play that. She looks sexy and sassy. Sure the enormous bow is a lot to forgive, but it would look like a peignoir without it.
Tilda Swinton in Lanvin
J’adore this creature. She looks incredible. Love the accentuated shoulders and the way the shoes counterbalance them. Whoever makes the decisions really thinks them through.
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