Pairs Division: Jolie and Pitt
Darlings, it’s such a relief when these two get it right. It just doesn’t happen often enough.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt at the “Moneyball” Premiere during the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival. Angelia Jolie is wearing a Vivienne Westwood gown paired with a Louis Vuitton clutch.
Louis Vuitton Lockit PM Devotion Clutch
Now THERE’s the ridiculously glamorous movie star couple we like to see. Let’s break it down:
SHE: Is practically glowing here. There have been times when she looked so gaunt and goth on the red carpet that we feared for her health, both physical and mental, but her skin is glowing and her makeup looks great. Hair’s a bit messy, but maybe it was windy. We’re feeling magnanimous. Sure, it’s another black gown, but it’s a great black gown and it suits her without making her look all Morticia Addams. Besides, the statement here isn’t the dress; it’s that freaking fabulous clutch. Impractical? You betcha. But part of the point of a piece like that is that it’s saying, “I’m so rare and beautiful and pampered, that I can actually spend a night with my purse chained to my wrist and it’s not even inconvenient! What do you think I am, working class or something? I have people to do things for me.” We just hope she never had to use the bathroom that night. We’re pretty sure she doesn’t have people to handle that particular task for her. Score: 9/10. Had this gown been in some sort of shocking (for her) color, we’d have given her a perfect score.
HE: Has been shooting a zombie movie, so we’ll give him a pass on the hair. Credit where it’s due: he can pull of hair like this. It’s not the best hairstyle for him, but it doesn’t ruin his Brad Pitt-iness. And if he must sport the whiskers, it’s nice to see that they’re perfectly trimmed instead of making him look like a goat. The suit is fine; nothing spectacular, but fine. We think it’s oddly loose on him. He doesn’t have to wear the slim cut suits, but he looks like he’s swimming in this one. Can’t say we love the tie, either. And as always, the pants are too long. But this is an instance where standing next to her actually makes him look better. Score: 7.5/10. A better tailored suit and a different tie were called for here.
Combined score: 8.25/10. Well done, genetically superior superstars.
[Photo Credit: Getty, louisvuitton.com]