Fug File: Fug or Fab

Fug or Fab: Daisy Ridley


It’s nice to see Rey back in action. I just saw John Williams conducting his own scores at the Hollywood Bowl, and he told a story about how he agreed to do the second of the new movies after seeing dailies from the first, and deciding he couldn’t stand the idea of anyone else writing music for Rey. I hope he told her that, because that’s the sort of compliment you can take to the grave and feel like you lived a full life.

Speaking of graves:

Daisy Ridley

She’s lovely in this, but it also does look like something the local madam would wear to bury one of her bordello’s longtime regulars.

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Fug or Fab: Sarah Jessica Parker in Narciso Rodriguez


If you said, “Hey, SJP is wearing this satiny two-tone thing in eggplant and baby pink, and it’s cut kind of like a gentle nightgown,” I would not expect to like it.

SJP in Narciso

And yet I’m not mad at this. I THINK it’s because I’ve come to expect Sarah Jessica to wear flippier, floatier stuff, so this feels grounded in a way that’s a pleasant surprise. But maybe I’m just viewing it through Matthew’s vaguely rose-tinted lenses.

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Fug or Fab: Diane Kruger in Giambattista Valli and Jason Wu


I just spent a super long time thinking that Diane was wearing a super-fancy crossbody bag, and that the bag part thereof was just…behind her, or something? But no. This dress is actually en-tasseled by a sparkly rope the likes of which one might use to summon one’s servants to empty one’s chamber pot:

New York City Ballet 2016 Fall Gala

The whole thing, in fact, reads like someone was watching a 1980s bodice-ripping, only historically accurate in the vaguest of senses TV miniseries set in Tudor England and then got real, real bored.

This was way more objectively successful:

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Fug or Fab: Haley Bennett in Valentino


Is anyone up for another steamy Tudor romp?

Haley Bennett

I’d suggest 50 Shades of Lady Jane Grey, but Haley is channeling her fiercest Cate Blanchett here, and it seems a shame to waste all that steamy, burning Elizabethness. Then again, Jane Grey was Elizabeth’s cousin, so maybe we can handwave that. It’s been a while since Cary Elwes and Helena Bonham Carter brought some Nine Day Queen romantic drama, and we’re DUE.

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Fug or Fab: Emily Blunt in Alexander McQueen at the premiere of The Girl on the Train


I’m very excited to report that Emily Blunt has kicked off The Girl on the Train premieres with a BANG. Whether you like this or not — I do! — you cannot argue that it’s boring.

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Emmy Fug or Fab: Emily Ratajkowski in Zac Posen


As we wrote for Cosmo, this dress feels very much like Emily taking a note.

Emily Ratajkowski

This could not be more antithetical to the black nipple suspenders. (That dress looks like what Kristen Bell said she had to do to her chest UNDERNEATH her Emmy gown.) It is replete with fabric. And some of it is very pretty. Satin, though, is unforgiving, as we all know. It can pucker at the slightest provocation, and so the closer I peer at the darts and seams in this, the more I frown at them. And the bodice has such an odd shape to it. It makes her chest look like… a pair of purplish pears, tied at the top with a bow. Or one of those 3D honeycomb paper decorations that start flat until you open them out (what are those even called?). It’s such an elegant improvement over her recent games of peekaboo that I WANT to love it unreservedly, but… you know. How often do I ever love a gown unreservedly? I’m PICKY, y’all.

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Emmys Fug or Fab Carpet: Kerry Washington in Brandon Maxwell


Well, as usual, she looks fantastic from the neck up. As for her dress…we have much to discuss.

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