In or Out: Elizabeth Banks in Elie Saab
Sometimes, a gal can just come off like she’s trying way too hard. Consider:
Elizabeth Banks attends the 2012 MTV Movie Awards in an Elie Saab jumpsuit paired with Ruthie Davis shoes and a Lulu Guinness clutch.
Elie Saab Fall 2012 Collection
Lulu Guinness ‘Lips’ Clutch
Ruthie Davis Pump
We don’t know about this one, kittens. We like when Lizzie shoots for edgy because she’s turned out to be surprisingly good at pulling it off. But the combination of the topknot, the sci-fi jumpsuit, the lip clutch and the industrial heel, while admirably cohesive and committed to a theme, is all too much for one outfit. As Diana Vreeland famously said, “Elegance is restraint.” Sure, this is MTV and elegance was off the table because she clearly wanted to go for something a little out-there, but this is borderline costume-y. A look is only as good as the main garment, and try as we might to be open-minded about it, we just can’t with that jumpsuit.
IN! Domo arigato, Missy Roboto!
OUT! Lay off the Starbucks and Red Bull when you’re putting a look together, dear.
The consensus on Noomi Rapace’s attempt to be as conventional as possible was IN, but just barely.
[Photo Credit: Andrew Evans/PR Photos, elle.com, luluguinness.com, ruthiedavis.com]