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Fug File: Awards & Galas
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I tend to think Naeem Khan is a woman’s best pal at these things. By and large it turns out to be true.
And I think it is here, as well. Her slithery metallic here is super glam. I was a little worried at first that it’s almost too much flash for her to carry — is her makeup quite right? — but y’all know I LOVE her on Scandal, and on that she NEVER gets to wear anything but what looks like Talbot’s Petites, so I’m reveling in the sight of her in a Major Movie Star dress. I mean, to me, this could have been on Angelina Jolie. Way to snooze, Angie. And, in what might be the worst line from Annie (which totally came on HBO this week), shove it up your ol’ wazoo, Fitzgerald Grant. Just for good measure.
What it comes down to is that I WANT to believe Allison Janney can do no wrong.
But I just think she’s way hotter than being a walking lane marker.
For a brief, happier second, I thought she had on a belt.
And while it wasn’t perfect, I could work with it. But now that it’s flesh poking out, it almost looks like a split seam, or that the gown doesn’t FIT very well, and THAT sent me down the rabbit hole ot whether the teal on the underside fought too hard with the shoes that coordinate with the REST of the dress, and then I basically just stayed down there once my eye went to the weird inflatable pleats around her hip bones. I am stuck in the rabbit hole. Send help. It’s muddy down here, although I guess that might help my pores.
Let us not pull punches: This is a sad jagged mess.
The quilted white shift underneath might be fine on its own, as a casual day dress, with bright heels and good accessories — the kind of thing Reese Witherspoon or Emmy Rossum would be snapped in while walking down a nondescript street to a medical building, or a small cafe. The yellow piece here looks like it got savaged on the mannequin by somebody’s drunken ex, or drunken ex’s ex, in a telenovela called Los Venenos De Los Pecadores (“The Poisons of the Sinners”), which hopefully Jessica and I will be writing. IN BLOOD.